PEG Bandwidth lands 473-site Ethernet backhaul expansion deal

PEG Bandwidth, an alternative wireless backhaul specialist, has secured an Ethernet backhaul agreement supporting an additional 473 sites for an unnamed major 4G wireless operator.

With a foundation to support additional market growth, PEG will provide Ethernet-based backhaul services to sites in 13 states including Texas, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.

Upon completion of this expansion, PEG will increase its Ethernet backhaul footprint with this wireless operator to over 700 sites. This one deal will also provide benefits for PEG as it will add over 1,900 miles to its fiber network, covering a total of 13,000 miles across 18 states.

Rich Ruben, CEO of PEG Bandwidth said in a release that the expanded partnership with this wireless operator moves it closer to its three thousandth site under contract."

PEG Bandwidth may not be the largest wholesale bandwidth provider, but its presence and expansion shows how competitive providers are fulfilling a need for higher speed bandwidth backhaul from other sources that have built clean-sheet IP-based fiber networks.

For more:
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