Southern New Jersey has long been short on respect unless you're a casino connoisseur. I know, as I grew up in North Jersey, where nobody's quite sure why anyone bothers to live down there. Actually, nowadays I do live down there, so I found it interesting to see Fibertech announce plans for a major metro/regional fiber build in the area. Fibertech changed owners over the winter, with Court Square partners taking the reins and promising a new round of expansion, and this is apparently the first volley.
They'll be putting in fiber across the corridor from Philadelphia over to Atlantic City, plus a diverse route from Trenton up to Perth Amboy. The map to the left I cribbed off the interactive tool on their website, though I'm not sure how much of that is the newly planned build and how much is already there. In all, they expect to add 700 route miles to their New Jersey footprint, with completion anticipated by the end of the year.
The buildout is powered by a combination of deals with wireless carriers, financial institutions, and a regional healthcare system - each of which has growing needs that need fiber. It also fills in a hole in Fibertech's overall regional density that stretches from western Massachusetts down around the NYC metro area and into northern Maryland. Perhaps they have plans in the works for other areas as well.
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