Allied Fiber embarks on second phase of construction of Southeast Route

Allied Fiber has begun construction of the second segment of its Southeast Route, which will stretch from Jacksonville, Florida, to Atlanta, Georgia, in the US.

Due to be completed by mid-2015, the 236-mile route will connect with the dark fibre provider’s completed 154-mile route stretching from Macon to Voldosta in Georgia. When completed, the Southeast Route will cover 700 miles from Miami to Atlanta.

The network is expected to serve a range of operators, including national, regional and metro carriers, as well as subsea cable networks, mobile backhaul providers, municipal networks and content providers.

"This announcement is the next step forward in Allied Fiber's evolution to becoming the first national, open-access, integrated, network-neutral co-location and dark fibre superstructure in the United States," said Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber.

In July, Allied Fiber and Coriant successfully trialled a 1Tbps super-channel transmission over a 1,700km fibre-optic ring in Florida.

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