US Signal completes Illinois fiber-optic network expansion

JANUARY 20, 2011 -- US Signal says it has completed an expansion of its long-haul fiber-optic network into southern and central, Illinois, St. Louis, MO, and southern Indiana.

JANUARY 20, 2011 -- US Signal says it has completed an expansion of its long-haul fiber-optic network into southern and central, Illinois, St. Louis, MO, and southern Indiana.

The expansion adds approximately 1,000 miles of long-haul fiber to the US Signal network. The expansion includes central offices in the following cities:

  • Bloomington, IL (BLTNILXD)
  • Peoria, IL (PEORILPJ)
  • Springfield, IL (SPFDILES)
  • Mattoon, IL (MTONILXC)
  • Centralia, IL (CENLILCE)
  • St. Louis, MO (STLSMO01 and STLSMOZC)
  • Terre Haute, IN (TRRHINXA)

"This expansion is a key component to US Signal's philosophy of connecting key markets with advanced data transport services," says Kirk Dombek, director of business development. "The newly completed long-haul routes enable US Signal to deliver advanced products like Virtual Ethernet Service, which provides access to a fully meshed, scalable, and reliable network to support any data bandwidth providing a multitude of options for our customers."

US Signal's network now includes more than 9000 route miles of long-haul fiber and more than 1100 miles of fiber optic metro rings in 23 markets connecting regions in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Missouri. The US Signal network provides on-off ramps composed of major carrier hotel locations, incumbent telephone company central offices, and other lit buildings.

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