FiberLight builds underground optical network through Miami’s Financial District

FiberLight LLC, a provider of mission-critical, high-performance fiber-optic networks, has completed a new 3.5-mile, 432-count underground network through Miami’s Financial District.

FiberLight LLC, a provider of mission-critical, high-performance fiber-optic networks, has completed a new 3.5-mile, 432-count underground network through Miami’s Financial District.

The robust network will provide user access to FiberLight’s full LightSource product portfolio, which will be available to building locations from the Miami River to 15th Street and along both sides of Brickell Avenue (U.S. Route 1), as well as Brickell Bay Drive. The area is home to hundreds of enterprise companies, government and educational facilities, public and private banking institutions, and large condominium complexes.

“In the world of finance, network downtime can equate to millions of dollars in lost revenue. FiberLight offers a reliable product with up to 100 percent uptime guaranteed, full ILEC diversity, low latency, and the transport speed that only fiber-optic networks can deliver,” says Ben Edmond, FiberLight executive vice president of sales and marketing.

The ability to offer customers Ethernet, Dedicated IP, Wavelengths, and SONET, as well as dark fiber sets FiberLight apart from its competitors. FiberLight’s high-count network enables the company to offer unlimited bandwidth and transport speeds up to 40 Gigs, officials say.

“We are making the investment in the financial district to offer ultra secure routes to support financial transactions today. In addition, companies interested in building private networks will be able to do so without making the significant capital investment in network architecture that would otherwise be required,” explains Judd Carothers, executive vice president of Network Operations.

The new network connects to FiberLight’s South Florida fiber-optic network, beginning at its core south of downtown Miami and extending north through Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton, Doral, Plantation, Kendall, and Margate. The over 330 route-mile optical network is constructed for high resiliency and provides access to ultra-low-latency routes to more than 15 data centers, as well as key undersea cable landing stations and many of the telecom carrier POPs located in the market.

More in Network Design