United Fiber & Data commences work on new fibre-optic network

01 March 2013 | Kavit Majithia


United Fiber & Data (UFD) has announced plans to construct a new fibre-optic network to offer a low latency path from New York to Ashburn, Virgina.

The connection is designed to connect destinations in the US for peering and high bandwidth networking.

The company commences the first phase of construction today, and its high capacity all optical network is said to deliver a complete suite of all fibre networking and broadband solutions.

The privately owned and operated network will provide its customers with DWDM network capable of delivering services up to 100Gbps.

Spanning acrossing 300 miles, stretching from New York to Ashburn, it will interconnect key data centres, carrier intercoonects and financial trading locations. Between the two locations, the network will transverse diverse routes through New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Despite a long physical path, the network is designed to deliver the lowest latency possible, and is powered by the industry’s most advance equipment, according to the company.

The additional capacity will drive local and regional commerce and community access, offering more bandwidth flexability for businesses along or near the network build.