US Signal completes Illinois long-haul fiber network expansion

US Signal, a competitive retail/wholesale provider serving the Midwest U.S. region, has put the final touches on its long-haul fiber network connecting Southern and Central Illinois. The new network also includes connections into also St. Louis, Mo. and Southern Indiana.

This new network is not based on a build it and they will come strategy, but rather one based on what Stephen Oyer, US Signal's co-chief operations officer said "is critical to US Signal's strategy of responding to customer demand."

With this network expansion complete, US Signal adds about 1,000 miles of long-haul fiber to its Midwest-based optical network.

Included in the expansion are central offices in Bloomington, Peoria, Springfield, Mattoon, and Centralia, Ill.; St. Louis, Mo.; and Terre Haute, Ind.

But US Signal's network expansion is not just about expanding its reach it's also about delivering Ethernet-based services to enterprise customers in markets typically dominated by incumbent provider AT&T.

Complementing its own respective Ethernet and optical network footprint expansion efforts, including the Ohio region, US Signal joined CENX's Ethernet Exchange last June. These moves should help the regional provider appeal to a growing base of wholesale and enterprise customers that are looking for alternative service sources.

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