Alpheus invests in high-bandwidth services in Texas

Alpheus Communications, a Texas provider of metro-regional fiber and networking services, plans to invest more than $10 million this year to expand its workforce and fiber network as the company focuses on selling high-bandwidth services directly to Texas businesses.

Jul 3rd, 2012

Alpheus Communications, a Texas provider of metro-regional fiber and networking services, plans to invest more than $10 million this year to expand its workforce and fiber network as the company focuses on selling high-bandwidth services directly to Texas businesses. The Houston-based company expects its workforce to grow by more than 30% this year as customer service, sales, and technical staff are added to support Alpheus’s growth plans.

Alpheus says it is launching into the enterprise market from a strong foundation – since 2001, America’s largest telecom carriers have relied on Alpheus’s fiber network to serve their Texas customers. Alpheus will now use its network and management expertise to sell directly to businesses in Texas’s largest metro areas, including Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio.

More than 88,000 buildings in Texas are metro Ethernet qualified on the Alpheus network, which means businesses in those locations can get secure, high-bandwidth Ethernet services from Alpheus that’s more affordable and easier to manage than traditional network circuits, the company asserts. The service provider has more than 2,800 miles of long-haul fiber and 3,200 miles of metro fiber, which Alpheus says businesses can use to connect multiple locations throughout Texas.

“We are making a big investment in the people and technology needed to take this company to the next level so that Alpheus and Texas businesses can begin forming direct and long-lasting relationships,” said Alpheus CEO Scott Widham. “Alpheus is benefiting from Houston’s deep talent pool, and we are eagerly hiring employees whose experience serving business customers will further strengthen our ability to succeed with enterprises.”

The Alpheus core network offers what the company claims is better than 99.999% availability. Texas businesses can benefit from a variety of Alpheus services, including metro Ethernet services, regional long-haul transport, dedicated Internet access, data center colocation, and business voice services.

The Alpheus fiber network is connected to more than 300 central offices and points-of-presence, which creates a dense metro fiber infrastructure throughout the company’s strategic markets of Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin.

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