FIBER IN THE NEWSWilliams to double up fiber on eastern U.S. network

March 28, 2000
3/28/00 The network unit of Williams Communications (Tulsa, OK) will deploy additional dense fiber count cables in spare conduits from Houston to Atlanta to Washington, DC.

3/28/00 The network unit of Williams Communications (Tulsa, OK) will deploy additional dense fiber count cables in spare conduits from Houston to Atlanta to Washington, DC.

Williams announced that it will more than double its network fiber count through deployment of high-density fiber cables on its longest network segment, an 1,800-mile route that runs alongside one of its interstate natural gas pipelines. The project scope also includes additional buildings and power upgrades to support the new cables. Deployment is planned for completion within one year.

Williams Communications' network currently has more than 26,000 route miles of fiber deployed, 24,000 route miles lit, and a planned total of 33,000 route miles connecting 125 cities by the end of this year. Ninety-six to 144 fibers are typically installed in every Williams network build with multiple conduits, leaving open conduits to meet future needs.

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