FiberLight lights up Dallas-Ft. Worth 100G network link

FiberLight, a competitive service provider, has completed its first 100G link between Dallas and Ft. Worth--two key markets in its growing Texas network footprint.

Having already built an 8,000-route mile fiber network, Texas has become a growing market of growth for FiberLight. Ultimately, it plans to build a 9,500-plus mile fiber network in the state.

In April, it completed the buildout of a long-haul regional network segment serving Texas' DASH (Dallas-Austin-San Antonio-Houston) market. Over that network segment, it 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.

Leveraging the Fujitsu 9500 ROADM platform to deliver the 100G wavelengths, the service provider plans to expand a similar topology outside of the DASH market.

One of the likely services it will provide will be wireless backhaul. The service provider currently provides wireless backhaul for Clearwire's wireless network and a number of other large wireless players in Texas.

Texas, however, is only one element of its fiber build out strategy. It has also taken an aggressive straetegy in other markets, including Baltimore, Charlottesville, Va., and Miami.

FiberLight will have plenty of competion in markets like Virginia where it will face off with Lightower, which recently completed a 1,500-route mile network extension of its fiber network that has routes throughout Virginia and the Washington, D.C., metro region.

For more:
- see the release

Related articles:
FiberLight extends fiber network into Texas DASH market
FiberLight begins work on 3,000 mile fiber network in western Texas
FiberLight extends off-net network reach through agreement with Global Capacity
Lightower completes fiber network extension in D.C., Virginia

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