24/7 Fiber expands dark fiber network in metro Washington, DC

JANUARY 12, 2010 -- 24/7 Fiber Network, which provides high capacity transport and dark fiber services in the Baltimore-Washington, DC, metropolitan area, has expanded its footprint into underserved markets throughout the Delmarva Peninsula and into the metro Washington, DC, area.

JANUARY 12, 2010 -- 24/7 Fiber Network, which provides high capacity transport and dark fiber services in the Baltimore-Washington, DC, metropolitan area, has expanded its footprint into underserved markets throughout the Delmarva Peninsula and into the metro Washington, DC, area.

The company says it is constructing a dark fiber footprint deep into the Delmarva Peninsula, a large area on the East Coast of the United States occupied by portions of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. This area, which 24/7 considers an underserved market, will soon be connected via 24/7’s high fiber count dark fiber network 100 miles into the region’s main business districts located in Salisbury, MD, and Wilmington, DE. The network will then continue another 100 miles into the Baltimore metro area with connectivity to 24/7’s Baltimore City Central Business District network footprint. From there it will connect to 24/7’s long-haul route directly into the Washington, DC market.

The network will be designed to deliver a fully diverse, high-capacity 432-strand fiber route. The existing infrastructure is antiquated, 24/7 asserts, and does not provide the route diversity and high-bandwidth capacity required by today’s carriers, service providers, and enterprise businesses. The new network will provide a fully protected, metro area ring capable of serving modern communications infrastructures as required by wireless 3G, 4G, tower backhaul providers, and carriers, 24/7 says.

“This region is currently not capable of handling the growing bandwidth demands required by businesses and wireless customers,” comments Christopher Morris, vice president and COO of 24/7 Fiber Network. “This new network will offer an alternative solution to traditional carriers, while providing a more diverse and shorter path capable of handling high bandwidth applications.”

Carriers, wireless operators, service providers and network operators throughout the region will be able to interconnect to 24/7’s network from its main facility located in the carrier hotel at 111 Marketplace in Baltimore, MD.

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