Cross River Fiber, which made its name rewiring northern New Jersey for low latency, is taking aim at the Jersey Shore. This morning they announced an expansion to the south, taking aim at the backhaul market from the state's cable landing stations.
Cross River has a 50 mile build-out in mind, constructing new routes down to Wall, Sea Grit, and Manasquan. In a later phase, they could extend further, all the way down to Tuckerton. There's already fiber on this route, but it's not exactly new and Cross River thinks there's room for some diversity.
Along the way they'll perhaps find a few other uses for that fiber as well, just as they have in northern New Jersey. They've spent the last year or two building out fiber deep into the suburbs there to address the enterprise and wireless backhaul markets.
United Cable Company, whose Global Head of Asset and Capacity sales we interviewed here just a few days ago, has been engaged to help take the new backhaul route to market.