Light Source Communications bringing dark fiber route to Phoenix metro

March 15, 2024
The 140-mile route is expected to be completed by the end of 2025.

On March 13, Light Source Communications announced a new dark fiber route in the Phoenix metro area, a result of the company’s deal with a major global hyperscaler, which will serve as the anchor tenant. When finished, the project will reportedly encompass nine cities, as well as several universities and data centers, in the metro area.

Future Infrastructure LLC, a division of Primoris Services Corporation, will support the construction of the 140-mile, three-ring route. Construction is expected to begin in Q3 2024, and be completed by the end of 2025.

Debra Freitas, CEO of Light Source Communications, said in a press release, “This route is vital to meeting the growing demand for connectivity in the area. Phoenix embraces the growth of data centers and connectivity, and it is quickly becoming a premier destination for hyperscalers. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, and other emerging technologies require connections with high levels of capacity and reliability. This route will not only help to meet hyperscalers’ needs but also provide secure, scalable connectivity for enterprise customers in the region.”

President of Primoris’ communications business, Scott Comley, said in the press release, “We’re proud to partner with Light Source Communications on this impactful project, which will exceed the growing demands for high-capacity, reliable connectivity in the Phoenix area. Our commitment to innovation and excellence is well-aligned with Light Source’s cutting-edge solutions, and we look forward to delivering with quality and safety at the forefront.”

Light Source reports that it is also developing new dark fiber routes in major markets throughout the Central and Western United States.

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About the Author

Hayden Beeson

Hayden Beeson is a writer and editor with over seven years of experience in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, he was the associate editor of Architectural SSL and LEDs Magazine. 

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