MARCH 20, 2009 -- FiberLight LLC (search Lightwave for FiberLight), a provider of metro optical technologies, has opened a new metro fiber market in the heart of Waco, home to Baylor University. FiberLight has extended its presence in Texas with the addition of 20 miles of 96-count fiber network purchased through an agreement with Consolidated Communications.
"The Waco fiber network gives FiberLight the ability to serve all major enterprise and collocation customers in the Waco Central Business District (CBD), while allowing for greater access through the provision of TXU Communications assets," says David Harral, general manager of Consolidated Communications.
The additional network capacity extends FiberLight's 1,200-mile long-haul Texas network, while providing customers with high-bandwidth transport at up to 10 Gbps. The Waco network purchase also addresses the company's core business strategy of building its network presence in growing areas, says Judd Carothers, FiberLight's vice president of operations and construction. "The FiberLight Waco network will allow for the full suite of metro optical transport including Ethernet, SONET, wavelength, IP, and dark fiber connectivity," he says.
"With this acquisition we can offer redundant and secure transport for those businesses interested in a cost-effective transport solution from Waco to Dallas and beyond," Carothers continues. "And, because this new network is on a diverse path, we can offer alternate points of presence for customers requiring high-bandwidth transport of information between buildings, data centers, and cities."