A new longhaul fiber builder has come out of stealth in the Rockies and Southwestern US. Arcadian Infracom announced late last week that it has raised its first round of funding for its plans to build out several longhaul fiber routes.
So what does Arcadian Infracom plan to do with the funds they have raised? Phase 1 of their plans is for a three-legged network connecting Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Denver via unique routes. In the middle of that map is the Navajo Nation, which will have multiple access points in a territory that definitely hasn’t gotten much bandwidth love historically. In all the build would cover 1300 route miles and feature 288 strands of fiber, and 23 colo/regen facilities. The target date is mid-2022, though we’ve got a ways to go before that comes into focus I’d say.
Arcadian Infracom also has a phase 2 planned that would see a new, unique route between Los Angeles and Dallas passing through Albuquerque and Flagstaff on the I-40 corridor. That’s not the usual route either, and will surely be of interest to the big cloud guys and their di/tri/quadversity push. But first things first, and Phoenix/Denver/Salt Lake City is first.
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