April 24, 2006 Houston, TX -- Alpheus Communications announced that it is expanding its Texas fiber footprint by activating a metro network in Corpus Christi. The wholesale broadband provider says it has acquired three fiber rings in Corpus Christi to combine with its existing long haul network to make Corpus its sixth Texas market.
The Alpheus network connects telecom carriers and businesses in the cities of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin. The provider says its Corpus Christi network will provide access to most commercial locations in that city. The network will be capable of providing all of the metro transport services available in Alpheus' other markets, including DS-1 to OC-192, managed waves, and Gigabit Ethernet.
The provider says that broadband circuits and high speed Ethernet connections enabled by the network expansion should be available to its business, government, and telecom carriers during the first quarter of 2006.
"We believe Corpus is an underserved market. A number of our Wireless and VoIP customers want our service here and I'm glad we have found a way to deliver," comments Paul Hobby, CEO of Alpheus Communications. "Our network adds a meaningful differentiator for economic development in Corpus Christi. Broadband infrastructure is increasingly important."