FiberLight Brings Fiber Optic Network Expansion to Texas-Mexico Border
FiberLight, LLC has begun providing service along its long-haul network expansion project at the Texas-Mexico border. The Atlanta-based company says this is the first new fiber route connecting Mexico with the central United States in 20 years.
The company FiberLight owns and manages 1.7 million fiber miles in over 400 cities and towns across the U.S. The FiberLight network within Texas spans nearly 12,000 miles and connects more than 1,100 cell towers.
“Mexico’s growth in video streaming and digital media has increased the need for content providers to get closer to the border,” commented McAllen Data Center CEO Juan Salazar. FiberLight’s infrastructure in the data centers will be fundamental for providers to deliver this demand of lower latency and higher bandwidth into Mexico, he added.
FiberLight is accepting new orders for lit transport up to 100-gigabit, Dedicated Internet Access and dark fiber leasing along the network, which connects areas in the Texas valley to major cities including Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas. The company’s network extension into the Rio Grande Valley and to the Mexican border features co-location space capable of regenerating approximately every 50 miles, enabling carriers to install additional equipment and provide the ability to add-drop at intermediary cities between larger metros.
FiberLight’s Chief Strategy Officer Ron Kormos says the new fiber network allows for faster transport with higher bandwidth capacity, giving carriers greater control over how they scale their networks as data and transport needs grow.