LOGIX Fiber Networks is increasing its metro fiber and on-net building network reach through a $10 million purchase and exchange of fiber assets with fellow provider FiberLight.
By completing this purchase, LOGIX will gain nearly 400 route miles and over 5,000 miles of fiber in its markets of Dallas, Austin and San Antonio.
The fiber assets boost LOGIX’s scale in these markets and will greatly expand the company’s reach to hundreds of new commercial buildings and thousands of potential customers.
Additionally, the two companies will exchange about 1,500 fiber miles within their respective Texas footprints, allowing them to better address specific growth opportunities and accelerate their respective expansion activities within the state.
Following its recent acquisition of Alpheus Communications, this agreement is about ramping its reach into more business and data center locations. LOGIX gains additional network scale in the Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston (DASH) markets. In all, LOGIX now has over 6,200 route miles of network spanning 185,000 fiber miles.
Richard Rosmarin, chief strategy and marketing officer for LOGIX, told FierceTelecom the agreement with FiberLight is accelerating its reach faster.
“Like Alpheus, this agreement gives us more scale,” Rosmarin said. “It gets us into more buildings much faster than we would have done it alone,” adding that “we’re looking at other opportunities with FiberLight.”
The company now provides services to over 12,500 enterprise and carrier customers across the largest and fastest growing markets in Texas. Besides connecting to 75 data centers in Texas, LOGIX operates its own high-performance data center facilities in the DASH markets. While LOGIX had been expanding its on-net fiber footprint, the FiberLight agreement accelerates that footprint, allowing it to gain better control over the customer experience.
“We already had established fiber IRUs with FiberLight and where they have access to buildings that gets us there even faster,” Rosmarin said. “In areas where FiberLight does not have on-net building reach, we’re going to build our architecture and close out some fiber rings.”
While LOGIX plans to launch more expansions throughout 2018, the focus will continue to be on Texas’ DASH market.
“We got some very aggressive plans in terms of building and expansion for this year,” Rosmarin said. “We’re completely dedicated to the Texas-based strategy and this agreement plays to that model.”