Harbor Link breaks ground on 60-mile infrastructure project

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Harbor Link has revealed it has broken ground on the construction of a new 60-mile, diverse conduit route set to enhance connectivity between Baltimore, Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia.

The Maryland based company says the route will feature conduit for fibre optic cables and will enable multi-path, high-speed connectivity along the highly traversed I-95 corridor.

The underground infrastructure system will provide local and long-haul dark fibre capacity with more than 300 access points throughout with Harbor Link saying it aims to address the “digital divide for underserved communities” along the route.

“This project is a culmination of many years of work, and it’s exciting to get this much needed new fibre optic conduit system underway,” says Felix Dialoiso, founder and chief strategy officer at Harbor Link.

“As the digital divide continues to affect underserved and minority communities, we are committed to bridging the divide to empower residents, businesses and communities with accessible and affordable high speed fibre optic solutions, enabling 5G Wireless capabilities and improving internet access for as many as possible,” he added.

The link will offer “much-needed” route diversity to support pathway resilience, while delivering end-to-end connectivity in under one millisecond between Baltimore and Northern Virginia.

Future phases may consist of network expansions further into Virginia, Delaware and other areas around the Mid-Atlantic region.

The network is expected to be ready for service by the first quarter of 2023.