Global Capacity, PEG Bandwidth target the rural market interconnection gap

Global Capacity and PEG Bandwidth are taking on the rural interconnection problem by establishing a new buy and sell agreement to procure off-net service connections for customers that need access to larger Tier 1 markets.

By using bilateral interconnects to Global Capacity's One Marketplace platform in five of its points of presence (PoPs) in New York City, Ashburn, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Dallas, PEG will be able to procure off-net services and expanding its network reach.

Being a symbiotic relationship, Global Capacity will be able to expand its Ethernet over fiber network access over 15,000 route miles throughout lower-tier and rural markets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and South Central regions.

Having this access comes at a pivotal time for both companies.

Initially focused on the wireless backhaul market, PEG has been expanding its focus to serve more business customers via its own organic activities and purchasing regional carrier InLine.

In January, the service provider announced a network expansion will span 1,500 cell sites across 10 states and over 6,000 route miles of fiber throughout the Central, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. When the expansion is completed, it will have a total of more than 13,000 route miles of fiber that will pass 1.5 million buildings and serve over 2,600 municipalities.

For Global Capacity, the pact with PEG allows it to more quickly expand its presence into Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets that will complement its ongoing focus on Tier 1 cities like San Jose and its recent move into Canada. In 2013, it added Ashburn, Va., San Jose, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis and Seattle. It also plans to extend its service reach into five new markets this year.

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