Delaware will be getting some more fiber infrastructure courtesy of Fibertech. Yesterday the Rochester-based fiber operator and builder announced an expansion of its regional presence in the state, building southward from Wilmington through Dover and into Georgetown, following closely on the heels of that Ohio expansion they announced in December.
The MidAtlantic region has been one of Fibertech's target areas for some time now. Just across the river of course is their recent southern New Jersey buildout, and to the southwest in Maryland is the Montgomery County fiber they built a few years before that.
Fibertech already has some 160 route miles in the Wilmington metro area of course, and this will add another 80 route miles. Wilmington gets a lot of fiber attention because it's on the I-95 corridor, but the rest of Delaware has often gotten the short end of the bandwidth stick with only a few alternatives available.
While its private equity owners have shifted over time, Fibertech hasn't really been part of the wave of consolidation in the sector. They've kept to the organic path quite faithfully, although you never know when that might change. The assets would fit quite well with either Zayo or tw telecom should the opportunity arise.
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