Fiber builds

Fiber builds

Brooks Fiber Properties Inc., Town & Country, MO, plans to invest more than $20 million in the building and operation of two fiber-optic networks in Stockton, CA, and Jackson, MS. The networks will operate under the name of Brooks Fiber Communications and compete with services from PacBell and BellSouth. The Stockton network will extend 15 route miles and will comprise a downtown ring and a northern ring. The Jackson network will contain 21 route miles of fiber, in the form of two interconnected rings. Both networks are slated for completion in the first quarter of 1996.

In addition, Brooks Fiber Communications and Nynex have reached an interim agreement on terms for Brooks Fiber`s interconnection with Nynex`s local exchange network in Massachusetts. Brooks built a fiber-optic network in Springfield, MA, and ordered an AT&T 5ESS-2000 switch to serve that network.

The agreement specifies the manner in which the Brooks and Nynex networks will interconnect for the purpose of handing-off, or terminating, local calls to one another, as well as the rates for reciprocal monetary compensation for such termination.

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