NEW YORK – Allied Fiber, LLC, the nation’s first builder, owner and operator of a network-neutral, integrated dark fiber, colocation and interconnection system, announces today that it has begun construction on the Miami, FL to Atlanta, GA segment of its planned nationwide network system. Beginning in Florida, the Miami to Jacksonville, FL segment of this route will continue north to Valdosta, GA where it will connect with 150 miles of Allied Fiber’s next-generation fiber optic system that was completed in February of 2012. The route will then continue on to Atlanta.
Several factors are placing pressure on the existing broadband infrastructure in the United States which is driving demand for new, more efficient and flexible fiber and colocation solutions. The exponential growth of mobile, wireless and cloud application traffic means that providers can no longer be supported by the legacy backhaul network infrastructure. Allied Fiber is addressing those needs by providing access to new dark fiber and colocation facilities on a network-neutral, open-access basis. The end user for these physical-layer services includes submarine cable systems, large wireline and wireless carriers and network operators, private enterprises, cooperatives, cable television companies and data center operators.
“Every element of Allied Fiber’s unique system design is being deployed and utilized in this segment which also is expected to drive economic growth, productivity gains and jobs for the counties and States that we pass through,” states Hunter Newby, CEO and Founder of Allied Fiber. “We appreciate the commitment and support of the domestic and global network community and look forward to completing these much needed segments of our system and many more to come.”
Allied Fiber’s Miami to Atlanta segment will comprise 754 route miles, with Jacksonville to Atlanta accounting for 360 of those route miles. The route will initially utilize a 528-count fiber cable from Miami to Jacksonville and a 216-count fiber cable from Jacksonville to Atlanta. Allied Fiber’s route includes a multi-duct design that ultimately will allow for intermediate access to the long-haul fiber duct through a parallel short-haul fiber duct all along the entire route.
“The Miami to Atlanta route marks an important milestone for Allied Fiber,” states Jason Cohen, President & COO of Allied Fiber. “We have listened closely to market demand, and with anchor customers requiring network connectivity options along this corridor, we worked diligently to create a solution. Our route will also intercept several sub-sea cable landing points and key data centers along the Florida coast in Jacksonville, Boca Raton and Miami that will meet additional customer needs.”
Along with intercepting at critical sub-sea cables and data centers, Allied Fiber will have a total of 11 colocation facilities in this segment of the route. There will be six colocation facilities between Miami and Jacksonville and five more between Jacksonville and Atlanta. The Miami to Atlanta route is expected to be complete by the end of 2013.