This morning, 24/7 Fiber Network announced an expansion of its metro and regional footprint in and beyond Washington DC and Baltimore. The company plans to construct a dark fiber network that extends into the under-served Delmarva peninsula. That’s the land on the eastern side of the Chesapeake Bay whose name derives from the three states occupying it: Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. The 432 strand fiber route will run through Salisbury to Wilmington and on to Baltimore and Washington DC.
24/7 Fiber is a company I haven’t heard of before, and it seems to be quite new to the scene. I’m not entirely sure at what stage the company is at in their network builds, so if anyone has further information please let me know. They don’t seem to have a public fiber map or statistics yet, but when they do I will be sure to add them to my various lists. Because nearly all fiber networks on the east cost stick close to the I-95 corridor, there are quite a few competitive metro providers in the DC/Baltimore area. However, very few have infrastructure across the bay – Intellifiber is there of course but I can’t think of any others off the top of my head. No doubt the region could use some more route diversity.
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