A new fiber player founded by some familiar faces has made its first move in Virginia and Maryland. Dark Fiber and Infrastructure (DF&I) has announced an agreement to buy the fiber and conduit assets of USA FIBER.
DF&I was founded by Judd Carothers and John Schmitt, former FiberLight executives and well-known fixtures in the region's fiber market. They were also both previously a big part of USA Fiber, so one should probably think about today's deal as a reboot of sorts. DF&I will be a pure play infrastructure provider aiming at dark fiber and conduit, and we can expect them to have further moves in mind.