Brightspeed lights first Tier 1 wireless backhaul customer

April 11, 2024
The company plans to bring fiber to over 2,000 wireless tower sites.

Brightspeed has launched fiber connectivity that supports 10 Gbps bandwidth for a wireless tower of one of the nation’s largest wireless service providers. The wireless service provider, one of Brightspeed’s wholesale customers, can now provide higher bandwidth to consumers in Johnson City, Tennessee. 

This is the first 2,400 towers across 32 Brightspeed markets in 16 states with expanded capabilities — aligning with approximately 90 percent of the company’s wireless customer base.

“This is just the beginning of our plan to align our fiber build investment with the strategy of our enterprise, wholesale, and wireless customers, the nation’s largest cell service providers,” said Jeff Lowney, president of enterprise and wholesale. “By using next-generation technology, we are able to provide customers with the capabilities they need now and well into the future as demand grows for higher bandwidth.”

The service provider’s 10G product offering is currently available to 2,400 towers, with thousands more fiber-to-the-tower locations on the horizon. The new product is supported by a 100G core network, which Brightspeed is enhancing to support 400G core capacity.

Brightspeed is investing $2 billion in deploying fiber technology to build a super-fast broadband internet network that will reach more than three million homes and businesses across 20 states.

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