As promised, I have updated my list of metro fiber providers and lit buildings. The list itself will no long live in a post with a published date that quickly scrolls off the bottom of the screen. I have found it useful to have around and searching for it was annoying. Therefore I have given it a permanent page of its own that you can access off the top menu bar, underneath the ‘More’ item.
I will spend a few posts next week analyzing the data itself, today I would simply like to thank everyone who sent me updates and tips. And I would like to welcome a few newcomers to the list. Of course, they aren’t necessarily newcomers to the business, it’s just that once you get past the big names many of these companies are very locally focused. If you don’t know the market you likely don’t know them, which can be a disadvantage if you need access in that market in the future.
EasyTEL, from Tulsa, sent in its information and instantly became the densest provider on my list with some 984 buildings on just over 400 route miles. Access Fiber Group, which opened its doors just last year, sent in information about its three very young networks in Alabama and Tennessee. And I ran across the Long Island Fiber Exchange as well, and also managed to locate information on Lightower’s network. Overall, I was able to fill in many blanks this time with help from many readers. The continuing theme from everyone, both new to the list and not, has been that despite the economic crisis they are thriving and generally continuing to expand.
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