Networking options infographic

Networking options infographic Choosing a networking option for your business requires copious amounts of research and consideration. Making a decision while lacking a thorough understanding of the facts could potentially lead to unforeseen hardships – security issues, network downtimes, a lack of scalability. Not to mention the overall capabilities of processing any business’s essential data…

What to consider when planning an IT infrastructure

What to consider when planning an IT infrastructure Planning a company’s IT Infrastructure is a daunting task. Businesses are reliant on a strong infrastructure to process pertinent information in a variety of ways, and any gaps or failures in the infrastructure can have devastating effects for a business, its employees and their clients. A critical…

How to finance your dark fiber network: Lease vs. IRU

How to finance your dark fiber network: Lease vs. IRU Before you decide to commence last mile construction for a dark fiber network, you need to find a financing solution that works for you. There are two main choices: dark fiber lease agreements and dark fiber indefeasible rights of use (IRUs). Both have their advantages…

What to consider when implementing internet redundancy

What to consider when implementing internet redundancy It’s 2016. Connection failure is no longer an option—it puts your business’ bottom line on the line. Downed internet is an inconvenience at home, but comes at a real expense of time and money at work. Having a backup plan is a real and present business need because…

To maximize NGA momentum, let’s look to fiber

To maximize NGA momentum, let’s look to fiber One could argue that we’re a pretty lucky city. I know, you’re probably rattling off evidence to the contrary in your head right now. Sluggish post-recession growth, a certain sports team leaving us in the rear-view mirror, a beloved brewing institution falling victim to hostile takeover, being…

Fiber Internet by popular demand for another Wash Ave loft

Fiber Internet by popular demand for another Wash Ave loft Our latest—and fastest from commitment to installation—fiber project involved connecting the Railway Lofts at 1619 Washington Avenue to our dark fiber network. This project stood out as a testament to the power of popular support for such projects. Tenants of the building banded together to…

High bandwidth in St. Louis: A case study

High bandwidth in St. Louis: A case study Attention gamers: You want these speeds. But of course we’d say that, right? That’s why we we’d rather you take it from web developer, gamer and Wash Ave resident Frank Albenesius. He began shopping around for an alternative Internet solution after becoming fed up with the quality…

Fiber Internet arrives at downtown’s ArtLoft

Arch Fiber Networks is proud to announce that the ArtLoft of St. Louis is now tapped into our downtown fiber network. The artists-in-residence who occupy the building at 1531 Washington Avenue now have access to some of the fastest Internet speeds available in the city.