Network Connex Teams with CIP on 767-Mile Blue Ridge Run Network


Network Connex, announced last week it has been tapped by Critical Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to provide feasibility studies, fiber engineering, and permitting services for the much-anticipated Blue Ridge Run Network. This low latency route will span 767 miles, connecting Ashburn, VA,  Nashville and Huntsville, AL and with the intention of bringing fiber broadband closer to rural communities in the Southeast region. Construction of the route is planned in two phases, with Phase I slated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2023.

“We are excited to leverage our professional services expertise as a strategic partner to CIP in support of this much needed project and are full speed ahead,” said Greg Spraetz, Chief Revenue Officer, Network Connex.

The initial phase will include design and construction of two fiber rings in Ashburn, VA, connecting to the ~40-mile hyperscale fiber ring currently under construction to unite Frederick, MD data centers, with the vital data center alley in Ashburn, VA. From there, Phase II of the Blue Ridge Run Network will continue southwest toward Bristol, VA. 

In addition to providing planning and design expertise in the early stages, Network Connex will support the project with Construction and crucial Program Management oversight that orchestrates the many moving parts as the network converges.

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