FiberLight (news) won a key contract in the suburbs north of Atlanta on Friday. The fiber builder and operator is providing a new dark fiber network for the City of Roswell, connecting all municipal buildings including park facilities, fire stations, police station, water management systems, and transportation. FiberLight’s Atlanta metro network has long had a presence up through Roswell to Alpharetta. It’s nice to see city governments putting money into fiber infrastructure right now what with the economy and hence tax revenues down.
We haven’t heard too much from FiberLight this summer, ever since rumors came out in May that they were apparently for sale. Nothing has come of that process yet clearly, although something still could I suppose. It’s interesting that the summer’s big fiber deal turned out to be for PAETEC, which wasn’t even rumored to be for sale, while the pure fiber assets known to be on the market like AboveNet, Sidera Networks, and Fiberlight have yet seen no action.