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Could a fiber backbone for IoT lead to safer and smarter cities?

Fiber backbone

Could a fiber backbone for IoT lead to safer and smarter cities? Cities are growing. By 2050 more than 67% of the world’s population will live in cities, according to the United Nations. That’s an increase of more than 50% over today’s numbers. And while cities can expect a host of benefits from this population…

Two tech trends disrupting enterprise networking needs

enterprise networking trends

Two tech trends disrupting enterprise networking needs The only constant in networking is change. And changes in the tech landscape have big implications for your enterprise’s networking strategy. Today, there are two primary drivers of change you need to prepare for: The trend toward digital technologies —or the “digital transformation”— and the imminent transition to…

Finding a secure, autonomous dark fiber network in St. Louis

Years ago we helped a St. Louis marketing firm with building their ideal network. The full-service branding and communications firm is one of the largest in the area. In the interest of safety and security, it’s the company’s policy to remain anonymous when discussing details surrounding their core infrastructure.

HQ2 or not, St. Louis has potential to become the next silicon city

St. Louis has capacity to become next silicon city

HQ2 or not, St. Louis has potential to become the next silicon city Amazon’s RFP for a second headquarters — HQ2 — was the shot heard round the world. More than 238 proposals were submitted by states, cities and organizations eager to attract the $5 billion opportunity. St. Louis answered the rally cry with a…

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…

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 a hostile takeover,…

St. Louis issues gigabit RFI, calls for development of fiber infrastructure

St. Louis issues gigabit RFI, calls for development of fiber infrastructure This is big, folks. It looks as if the eye of economic development in the city of St. Louis has finally turned its gaze toward fiber Internet. The city has released a Request for Information (RFI) for gigabit broadband delivery and expansion in the…

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 a 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…

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.