FiberLight (News - Alert), a provider of mission-critical, high performance fiber optic networks, announced it is helping North Georgia Networks (NGN) to connect North Georgia to Atlanta along 108 miles of FiberLight’s privately owned high speed, fiber optic backbone.
Valued at $42 million, the North Georgia Network broadband infrastructure project aims to offer connectivity services to nearly 42,000 households, 9,200 businesses and 245 institutions in the eight-county North Georgia region, including public schools, universities, hospitals and government facilities, company officials said.
“We are excited about our partnership with FiberLight because it will enable NGN to support underserved segments of North Georgia’s population with broadband infrastructure, while stimulating job growth and business in the eight counties the NGN project represents,” said Bruce Abraham, president and CEO of North Georgia Network, in a statement.
A metro Ethernet company, FiberLight will bridge a segment of its own robust network in Alpharetta, Ga., with NGN’s planned 1,000-mile network to provide a diverse and secure network from North Georgia to metro Atlanta and to connect NGN to 56 Marietta, a Telx facility in downtown Atlanta that is home to 35,000 connections between carriers, enterprise and service providers, a press release from the company said.
FiberLight’s Atlanta network is built in an optical ring topology using state-of-the-art, high fiber count cable built diverse from the local exchange carrier (LEC), while providing diversity and redundancy for a more secure and resilient network.
“Because our network averages 432 fibers in each ring, more than 10 times an average telecom provider, we can offer limitless bandwidth, low latency and scalable solutions based on customer need,” said Michael P. Miller, FiberLight’s CEO and founder, in a statement. “Offering a customized network solution of this magnitude to North Georgia Networks is an exciting opportunity for FiberLight, and we look forward to a long and successful relationship in the years to come.”
FiberLight provides mission critical, high-performance networking services including Ethernet, Wavelengths and Dedicated IP, SONET and Dark Fiber optical transport network solutions.
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Edited by Tammy Wolf