Northeastern fiber builder Fibertech has been largely operating under the radar this year, but yesterday they unveiled a deal down in my neck of the woods. South Jersey's Kennedy Health System selected the company to upgrade its connectivity, bringing a diversely routed Gigabit Ethernet ring into five of its major locations, plus dark fiber into Philadelphia.
The healthcare vertical gets less press than the financial vector does these days, but its bandwidth and latency needs are growing similarly quickly. Kennedy has 619 beds across three hospitals as well as other locations spread across Southern New Jersey.
Fibertech has had a presence in southern NJ since 2009, but back in March they began a major buildout, planning to add 700 route miles in all by the end of 2011. The Kennedy Health System contract seems to be one of the fruits of that labor. The company changed owners last year, bringing in investors willing to perhaps expand the rate at which it invests in new network.