FiberLight expands Texas-Mexican border footprint, attracts global providers to 100G ring

FiberLight is on the network buildout train again, conducting an expansion in Texas that will connect areas near the Mexican border to major cities including Houston, San Antonio and Dallas.

By building this new long-haul route, the expansion will allow domestic and international service providers to get access to a low latency and redundant fiber network.

"In addition to serving North American providers, international carriers are now able to access FiberLight's array of services offered across its network to gain access to other regional hubs throughout the country," said Ron Kormos, Chief Strategy Officer for FiberLight, in a release.

Texas has been a key market for FiberLight.

In late 2014, the service provider won a large wireless backhaul contract with a Tier 1 wireless operator in West Texas to connect nearly 800 wireless cell towers in the state and install 1,765 route miles of fiber networks.

The Texas build is part of a broader effort to continue to expand its diverse 12,000-mile, 100G long-haul network.

Service provider and enterprise customers can access a 100G fully redundant ring that allows network traffic to be accessed in over 120 data centers throughout all of the major hubs from Washington, D.C., down to the south coast of Florida, around to Texas and back up through Atlanta and D.C.

This 100G backbone network ring provides interconnection between various markets and subsea landing points, and enhances connectivity to hundreds of data centers and thousands of on-net and near-net buildings.

For more:
- see the release

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