May Metro Bites: Intellifiber, Alpheus, Fiberlight

May 3rd, 2010 by · Leave a Comment

A few more expansive notes from the metro and regional fiber providers:

Intellifiber is celebrating its 500th circuit turned up for the Department of Defense, I hadn’t realized they had that much business with the Feds.  However, given their dense coverage in the mid-Atlantic region and especially in the DC/MD/DE area I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised.  The circuits cover more than 150 locations in 14 states and range from DS-3 to 10G wavelengths.  Intellifiber continues to make its presence felt, these assets have come along way since the days of Dominion Telecom and Elantic.

Alpheus Communications recently announced an expansion into the healthcare vertical in Houston.  The Texas regional and metro provider has pulled fiber into some 5 major facilities within the Texas Medical Center, which wikipedia describes as the largest medical complex in the world with 47 institutions that include some 13 hospitals and some 75,000 employees in all.  Alpheus has been increasingly targeting the healthcare industry, pursuing the data associated with telemedicine and and collaborative research.  

And FiberLight is moving deeper into its south Florida market, which stretches along the coast from Miami up to West Palm Beach.  Actually, they have now constructed a new loop between Miami and Kendal to the south, so that description is now out of date I guess.  Throughout the market they are adding laterals into 15 new buildings, and 32 route miles overall to the metro network.   Says SVP of Network Operations Judd Carothers, “We are building new optical networks as quickly as we can to support wireless carriers who must meet increasing bandwidth demands in the 3G and 4G smart phone market and the enterprises who are placing more of the IP production environment into the cloud.”   Can’t complain about  ‘as quickly as we can’, eh?

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