Allied Fiber, a U.S. provider of open-access, integrated, network-neutral colocation and dark fiber infrastructure, has announced that construction is underway on the second segment of the company’s Southeast Route spanning from Jacksonville, FL to Atlanta, GA.
This 236 mile build will connect the previously completed 154 mile span from Macon, GA to Valdosta, GA, to Atlanta in the north and Jacksonville in the south and will complete Allied Fiber’s entire 700 mile Miami, FL to Atlanta, GA Southeast Route.
Expected to be operational in mid-2015, the Jacksonville to Atlanta Route will serve network operators of all types including, national, regional and metro carriers, submarine cable networks, wireless backhaul providers, municipal networks and content providers.
As a fully integrated network-neutral colocation and dark fiber system, Allied Fiber’s Southeast Route will enable open interconnection between all network operator types within a single, physical layer long haul system.
“This announcement is the next step forward in Allied Fiber’s evolution to becoming the first national, open-access, integrated network-neutral colocation and dark fiber superstructure in the United States,” said Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber. “The Jacksonville to Atlanta segment of our Southeast Route will continue the standard we have set in Florida and for all future segments of our national build where the process and benefits of direct, physical interconnection will be repeated.”
Allied Fiber’s unique business model and network design was created to specifically facilitate open-access interconnection. The three primary components of the model are new, high-count dark fiber cables, handholes for lateral splicing and fully integrated, network-neutral colocation facilities.
Along the 390 miles of cable between Jacksonville and Atlanta the fiber traverses through dedicated handholes spaced approximately every 3,500 feet and also through the Allied Fiber owned and operated network-neutral colocation facilities located in Fargo, GA, Hahira, GA, Ashburn, GA, Warner Robins, GA and Barnesville, GA. These new sites will bring the total number of Allied Fiber colocation facilities along the Southeast Route up to eleven.