Kansas Fiber Network upgrades to 100G at 1102 Grand

Fiber-optic network service consortium Kansas Fiber Network (KsFiberNet) has boosted its DWDM capacity at the 1102 Grand Kansas City carrier hotel to 100-Gbps, according to the facility’s management.

Fiber-optic network service consortium Kansas Fiber Network (KsFiberNet) has boosted its DWDM capacity at the 1102 Grand Kansas City carrier hotel to 100 Gbps, according to the facility’s management.

KSFiberNet comprises 29 carriers throughout the state that combine to offer private line (TDM and Ethernet), dedicated Internet access, mobile backhaul, and long distance voice via its fiber network. The capacity upgrade at 1102 Grand will help the consortium members accommodate growing bandwidth demands from their carrier and business customers in rural Kansas.

"Upgrading to 100G at 1102 Grand allows us to better serve our customers throughout rural Kansas and the Kansas City metro area," states Steven Dorf, KsFiberNet’s president. "The increased capacity further confirms our commitment to provide top-of-the-line services that allow our customers to meet their business objectives and fuel economic growth across the state of Kansas."

"Kansas City has thrived in recent years with fiber builds and network development," adds Hunter Newby, joint venture partner at 1102 Grand and the force behind Allied Fiber’s nationwide fiber-optic infrastructure and colocation deployment (see “Allied Fiber begins installation of Miami-to-Atlanta fiber-optic network route”). "As one of the fastest growing telecommunication hubs in the Midwest, 1102 Grand looks forward to providing connectivity to the innovative and ever-growing business community in and around Kansas City."

In addition to the increased capacity at the carrier hotel, KsFiberNet will leverage the 1102 Grand DealCenter, an online meeting management system for customers of the facility, to drive core transport and other network service opportunities through marketing to the more than 30 other users of 1102 Grand.

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