Fiberlight takes network into Charlottesville, Va.

FiberLight believes the Charlottesville, Va. market has a lot of growth potential so it has decided to take its optical network into the region.

Building what it claims will provide a low-latency diverse network route to traditional businesses, government, education and carriers, the competitive provider has started to build a 46-mile direct underground fiber network connection from Culpeper, Va. to Charlottesville.

To maintain network diversity, the new network segment will be directly connected to FiberLight's multi-ringed 500-plus mile network linking Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and greater Baltimore. The latest network extension is a continuation of its self-funded 136-mile route network connecting the NAP of the Capital Region Center in Culpeper.

However, building this network won't come without its environmental challenges. Because the network is completely underground, Ron Kormos, FiberLight's Chief Development Officer, said they "are going to hit 40,000 PSI rock" that will require advanced boring equipment.

Despite the challenging terrain, Kormos added that they are "building cross over pieces that will shorten the distance and overall length of network segments to connect back to D.C., which will reduce latency for our customers and provide an alternate route to reach Washington, D.C., Baltimore."  

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