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…

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…