|[June 28, 2013]
Fibertech Networks Expands Presence in Connecticut
ROCHESTER, NY --(Business Wire)--
Further strengthening its position as the leading alternative fiber
provider in the state of Connecticut, Fibertech Networks today
announced it has completed a large expansion of its fiber
infrastructure. Over the past several months, the company has completed
construction of more than 850 miles of new fiber, expanding its overall
total of more than 3,500 owned and operated route miles of fiber
throughout the State.
"We've established Connecticut as our Eastern region headquarters given
the significant investments we've made in employees, office space and
growth of our network footprint," said Fibertech Chairman and CEO John
Specifically, Fibertech has network that reaches the four corners of the
State, connecting major cities such as Hartford, Bridgeport, Stamford,
Danbury, New London and New Haven, CT, among others. The company's
Connecticut network offers continuous connectivity through Westchester,
NY, as well as connecting into the company's networks in New Jersey,
Delaware and Maryland.
To support this network growth, Fibertech recently opened a new regional
office in Cheshire, CT. The 4,200 square foot office will house
operations, sales and administrative personnel. It also has a 850 square
foot training facility. To date the company has 41 full-time employees
in Connecticut to serve and support customers, as well as 10 additional
employees who are either contractors or part-time employees.
Fibertech's service offering encompasses both dark fiber and otical
broadband options to area businesses that have predominately used
traditional carrier lines in the past. The company's complete optical
solutions portfolio of services includes private line connections
ranging in speeds from T1 to OC-192; point-to-point and multi-point
Ethernet service in speeds ranging from 10 Mbps to 1000 Gbps; dedicated
Internet access; DWDM; and collocation for fast communication between
Fibertech offers network services to education, healthcare, government
and financial institutions, along with and other large and medium-size
businesses looking to meet demands for data and broadband connectivity.
Fibertech extends its fiber optic network directly into business
locations, allowing them to internally deploy a wide range of advanced
telecommunications applications. Organizations can benefit from the
added scalability and control inherent in a new fiber network.
"Business growth in Connecticut, coupled with increasing demand for
broadband connectivity, has allowed Fibertech to aggressively expand its
presence in the State," added Hurley. "We believe our networks have
helped enable increased facilities-based telecommunications competition,
while making the area an attractive environment for business through
this significant private investment in broadband infrastructure."
In addition to its fiber networks in Connecticut, the company has
networks operational in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA; Indianapolis,
IN; Columbus, OH ; Providence, RI; Springfield and Worcester, MA;
Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Binghamton, White Plains, and Albany, NY;
Wilmington, DE; Montgomery County, MD; and Northern and Southern NJ. The
company also recently announced its expansion into Akron, Cleveland,
Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo, OH, which it expects to complete in 2014.
About Fibertech Networks
Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Fibertech Networks is a leader in
providing fiber-optic based network services throughout mid-size cities
in the Eastern and Central regions of the United States. Fibertech was
founded in May of 2000, has built metro-area fiber networks in 23
mid-size markets in the Eastern U.S., and is led by Court Square Capital
Partners of New York, N.Y. The company currently owns and operates a
fiber optic network of more than 9,000 route miles, which contains more
than 7,200 on-net buildings with nearly 2,100 cell sites with its
fiber-only network infrastructure. With this network, Fibertech serves
wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, large enterprises, and
facilities in the higher education, healthcare, and government
verticals. Further information about the company can be found at www.fibertech.com.
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