Category: Dark Fiber Basics

Growth on the dark fiber map

Growth on the dark fiber map The increased speeds, security and flexibility of fiber networks have driven demand for residential and enterprise connectivity over recent years. Unfortunately, demand isn’t being met across the country due to infrastructure costs and telecommunications companies suppressing competition. In 2014, almost 8% of internet connections in the U.S. were through…

The future value of a dark fiber lease to enterprise users

The future value of a dark fiber lease to enterprise users Partnering with an independent dark fiber infrastructure organization has tremendous value. Not only does a dark fiber network provide enhanced speed, increased security and scalability for the future, procuring a dark fiber lease enables your enterprise to control its networking infrastructure in ways that…

Universal gigabit service, what’s needed for fiber expansion

Universal gigabit service, what’s needed for fiber expansion Universal gigabit service enhances the connectivity speeds and network security of residences, municipalities and businesses alike. But implementing a universal gigabit service has proven to be difficult through the years. A lack of coordination between stakeholders to build new fiber networks along with minimal existing infrastructure has…

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…

Why dark fiber is the right choice for St. Louis legal professionals

Why dark fiber is the right choice for St. Louis legal professionals Dark fiber Internet is a smart choice for the legal profession for many of the same reasons it’s a smart choice for other businesses. Big data demands, high network security requirements and the ability to expand with new business critically important to the…

FTTH desired by young people

A survey conducted this past summer by the independent research group RVA LLC determined that owners of multiple-dwelling-unit (MDUs) properties could be missing out on a key demographic by not investing in better broadband speeds.

Dark fiber pricing in St. Louis and beyond

In addition to superior performance, dark fiber often results in substantial cost savings over lit services. But installation is something organizations need to seriously consider before choosing dark fiber. Construction is sometimes required to reach certain locations, more so if you live in a city with no preexisting dark fiber infrastructure to speak of.