FiberLight extends fiber network into Texas DASH market

FiberLight, a Southeastern fiber-centric service provider, has completed the buildout of its new long-haul regional network segment serving Texas' DASH (Dallas-Austin-San Antonio-Houston) market.

The service provider's DASH network segment, which was completed in just 73 days, is part of its broader projected 9,500-route mile fiber network initiative for Texas. The regional network will also serve Laredo, McAllen and Corpus Christi.

Leveraging Fujitsu's 9500 ROADM platform, FiberLight's long-haul network can support up to 176x100 gigabit drops to address what it says are the "heaviest bandwidth dependent cities in Texas." It also delivers 1 to 100 Gbps transport services.

Texas has been a major target for FiberLight's fiber network expansion. Last February, the service provider began building 3,000 miles of a metro and regional fiber network serving western Texas. Later in January 2013, the service provider announced it would build another 4,500 miles of dark fiber in Central and Eastern Texas, serving a total of 64 cities.

Similar to previous network builds it has conducted in Texas, a likely customer target for the DASH network will be wireless operators. It currently provides wireless backhaul for Clearwire's wireless network and a number of other large wireless players in Texas.

Outside of Texas, FiberLight is being no less aggressive in other markets, including new fiber build outs in Baltimore, Charlottesville, Va., and Miami.

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