Crosslake Fiber selects Hylan to build new network

Crosslake Fibre selects Hylan to build Canada to New York network

07 October 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Hylan has been selected by Crosslake Fibre to support the design, engineering and construction of its Lake Ontario fibre network leg in upstate New York.

Crosslake Fibre’s Lake Ontario network is an unrepeated subsea cable system, the first across Lake Ontario to directly connect Toronto, Canada and Buffalo, New York with dark fibre.

"Hylan's ability to be flexible and nimble in mobilising experienced teams in the field nationwide quickly validated them as our partner of choice to complete our North American fibre-optic network," said Mike Cunningham, CEO of Crosslake Fibre. "We were delighted to leverage Hylan's full suite of fibre installation services from design to finished product on this critical corridor."

Hylan, a communications engineering and construction services provider, has built 40 miles of fibre-optic infrastructure at the shore end in New York state, which completed the link that provides an alternate route connecting Canada to the US.

"We were thrilled to be a part of this historic route that has changed the landscape of fibre optic connectivity across North America," added Joe Cecin, CEO of Hylan. "Hylan is proud to have partnered with Crosslake Fibre to expand its critical telecommunications infrastructure that connects New York to Canada with our proven, turnkey capabilities and customer commitment."

In July of this year, Crosslake Fibre named BSO Networks as its exclusive partner to deliver Crosslake’s Velocity – a new low-latency network between Toronto and New Jersey.

The new offering delivers connectivity to the financial services market and takes advantage of the shorter build across Lake Ontario to provide route diversity and better latency in comparison to the legacy terrestrial networks that route around the Lake between Toronto and New York.