24 January 2018
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
FiberLight is to expand its network from Washington DC to Ashburn, Virginia, to serve an area known by some as Data Centre Alley.
The company says the new project will satisfy the growing
demand for additional capacity in the Northern Virginia and DC
metro area by augmenting and supplementing
FiberLight’s current network reach.
"This new fiber network overbuild provides FiberLight with a
unique advantage in the region as capacity grows increasingly
scarce," said FiberLight CEO Don MacNeil.
He said that a growing number of enterprises are using cloud
solutions. "We are committed meeting this demand by providing
the market with the highest quality connectivity to key
The data centre business in Ashburn is expected to increase by
35%, said the company. "FiberLight is committed to enabling
reliable connectivity solutions for the data centre
marketplace." Ashburn is north-west of Washington DC, close to
FiberLight owns and manages over 1.7 million fibre miles in
over 44 metro areas across the US, with over 17,000 backbone
access points, 1,700 on-net locations and presence in over 100
data centres across the country.