Allied Fiber's Southeast Route reaches Atlanta

Allied Fiber has completed its 708 route-mile Southeast Route, which now runs from Miami to Atlanta. The company, which offers integrated open-access dark fiber and network-neutral colocation services, has been offering services on the Miami to Jacksonville, FL, leg since June 2014.

Jun 18th, 2015

Allied Fiber has completed its 708 route-mile Southeast Route, which now runs from Miami to Atlanta. The company, which offers integrated open-access dark fiber and network-neutral colocation services, has been offering services on the Miami to Jacksonville, FL, leg since June 2014 (see "Allied Fiber opens southeast fiber-optic network route").

Opening the Jacksonville to Atlanta run completes a deployment Allied Fiber began in 2013 (see "Allied Fiber begins installation of Miami-to-Atlanta fiber-optic network route"). The network features local access fiber splice points every 3,000 to 5,000 feet for ready access, with 99 in Florida and 127 in Georgia. The company expects to open more as demand for laterals increases.

The fiber-optic network features 270,629 fiber miles, 189,024 in Florida and 81,648 in Georgia. This includes 528-count fiber cable from NOTA in Miami to the JAX NAP and the Cologix facility at 421 West Church St. in Jacksonville. The newly opened run from Jacksonville to Atlanta features a 216-count cable and connects to Colo Atl and Telx on Marietta Street (see "Allied Fiber's southeastern dark fiber route links to Colo Atl").

The company already has signed several clients for the route, including Telefonica and Windstream among others.

Hunter Newby, founder, chairman and CEO of Allied Fiber, has ambitions of opening similar routes around the country (see "Allied Fiber lines up funding for first phase of nationwide, carrier-neutral dark fiber network" and "Bubble-era ambition in a post-bubble world").

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