FiberLight expands fiber-optic network near Mexican border

Fiber-optic network services provider FiberLight, LLC says it has extended its footprint in southern Texas. The company says its new fiber cable infrastructure connects areas in the Texas valley near the Mexican border to such cities as Houston, San Antonio and Dallas with a dedicated fiber-optic ring.

Fiber-optic network services provider FiberLight, LLC says it has extended its footprint in southern Texas. The company says its new fiber cable infrastructure connects areas in the Texas valley near the Mexican border to such cities as Houston, San Antonio and Dallas with a dedicated fiber-optic ring.

FiberLight says this is the first such fiber network deployment in the area in decades. Overall, the company now operates a fiber network of more than 10,000 miles in the state, bringing 100-Gbps capabilities to the region in 2013 (see "FiberLight turns up first 100G link in Texas").

The expansion adds a footprint that includes a 12,000-mile, 100-Gbps long-haul network that connects more than 120 data centers. FiberLight's service areas run from Washington, DC, down to the south coast of Florida, across to Texas, and back to Washington, DC, via Atlanta. In total, FiberLight owns and manages more than 1.6 million fiber miles in more than 44 metro areas across the United States.

"This new route offers enhanced national and international connectivity options while providing another avenue of survivability and continuity for service providers and content providers throughout Texas and beyond," comments Ron Kormos, FiberLight's chief strategy officer. "In addition to serving North American providers, international carriers are now able to access FiberLight's array of services offered across its network to gain access to other regional hubs throughout the country."

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