Windstream Wholesale brings Beach Route Dark Fiber Alliance to Miami

June 26, 2024
This alliance offers carrier customers greater reach in a market with continual international data traffic growth.

Windstream Wholesale has expanded its Beach Route Dark Fiber Alliance to the growing Miami market, deepening its dark fiber facilities.  

The alliance has added South Reach Networks (SRN), which extends Windstream Wholesale’s reach by adding a new segment from the Jacksonville, Fla., Cable Landing Station to Miami.

This extension adds 360 miles of dark fiber, bringing the total alliance route mile count to 1,400.

SRN has a greenfield fiber network that offers gateway solutions between Latin America and the US with direct on-net support to the significant tier 1 cloud peering points and carrier hotels from Miami to Jacksonville and beyond.

Through this expansion, the alliance will reach key locations in South Florida, such as Flagler Beach, Vero Beach, Boca Raton, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. As a result, Windstream Wholesale and its partners will enhance connectivity options for international data traffic, leveraging Miami’s strategic position as a significant gateway for communication between North America, Latin America and Europe.

The South Florida region’s geographical position makes it a strategic Tier 1 access hub for data exchange between continents. It provides access to a global network of undersea cables, minimizing latency and enhancing performance for critical, real-time applications. South Reach Networks' underground fiber network from Miami to Jacksonville provides customers an end-to-end fiber solution.

Enhanced reach

A big focus of the Beach Route Dark Fiber Alliance is reach.

Windstream Wholesale’s Beach Route spans 690 miles from the Jacksonville CLS to the Myrtle Beach, S.C., cable landing station and on to Raleigh, N.C., offering low-latency connections crucial for cloud services and content delivery providers and linking key hubs along the East Coast.

Initially, the newly formed Beach Route Dark Fiber Alliance extended Wholesale’s dark fiber route north by 315 miles. The initial alliance, including Mid-Atlantic Broadband, Tilson Infrastructure, and SummitIG, extended the route from Raleigh to Richmond and Ashburn, Va.

Joe Scattareggia, president of Windstream Wholesale, said, "including the South Reach Networks in our alliance allows us to offer our customers even greater reach and performance.”

Eliminating friction

Overall, the alliance is all about eliminating friction in the wholesale buying process. Since no provider has a network everywhere, this alliance should make it possible for service providers and other entities needing access to major international routes to more readily access critical routes.

Windstream Wholesale offers a fiber solution between Miami and Ashburn, managing all aspects of the network transaction under one contract and one dedicated account team. The customer enjoys the benefits of more fiber, more miles, and more diversity and connectivity options along the coast. 

“By interconnecting our high-capacity networks and extending the Beach Route to Miami, we are opening new avenues for seamless, fiber optic connectivity across key peering points in critical regions of the US,” said Mike Sevret, president of South Reach Networks.

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About the Author

Sean Buckley

Sean is responsible for establishing and executing the editorial strategies of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report across their websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products.

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