Another fiber expansion hit the news this week down from one of the quieter fiber builders out there. Southern Light Fiber has taken on a new market to the east of its more familiar Gulf Coast turf: Jacksonville, Florida.
Southern Light has historically operated a deep regional and metro fiber all along the coast between the Florida panhandle and the bayous of Louisiana. Their expansion until recently has been mostly devoted to greater depth in that region. But moving into Jacksonville is a natural fit that gives them a foothold on the Atlantic coast. They have already finished construction on the first phase, with more to come.
Of course, Jacksonville is quite popular these days. Zayo has expanded its metro footprint into the city, building on the regional fiber it got from US Carrier. CenturyLink was adding metro fiber in the city last spring as well. And Allied Fiber is still in the process of building its new dark fiber backbone up through Jacksonville from South Florida on the way to Atlanta.
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