PEG Bandwidth lights 2,000 wireless cell sites with fiber

PEG Bandwidth, a wireless backhaul specialist focused on Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, has reached 2,000 cell sites with its fiber in less than four year from its initial launch.

Since installing its first cell tower in the Dallas area in March 2010 with fiber, the service provider has continued to scale its footprint.

PEG Bandwidth is currently deploying wireless backhaul services to several hundred additional cell sites for wireless operators in the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.  

While the initial focus of the company's fiber builds was to provide wireless backhaul services, PEG Bandwidth has been extending its services into the business services market.

As part of its market expansion, PEG introduced a 10G wavelength service called PEGWave last October to serve a mix of service providers, large businesses, data centers, content providers and health care providers. By using the PEGWave product, customers have the option of choosing from a mix of 2.5G, 10G and 100G options, including multiplexing from 10G to 1G and 100G to 10G.

The service provider has also been actively building out its own regional 100G network links, completing a 100G Ethernet route between Dallas and Jackson, Miss., an area that typically has not seen many greenfield fiber builds.

In addition to building new fiber-centric products and regional routes, the company purchased InLine in 2013, giving it 1,100 new fiber route miles in Mississippi and a foundation for extending services into various business verticals.

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