SOURCE: 24/7 Fiber Network

24/7 Fiber Network

January 12, 2010 08:32 ET

24/7 Fiber Expands Its Dark Fiber Network in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - 24/7 Fiber Network, Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metropolitan area's high capacity transport and dark fiber network provider, today announces the expansion of its footprint into underserved markets throughout the Delmarva Peninsula and into the metro Washington, D.C. area.

This network expansion marks 24/7's commitment to providing cost-effective, high capacity bandwidth solutions connecting Washington, D.C.'s metro area with the Eastern shore. The company is constructing a dark fiber footprint deep into the Delmarva Peninsula, a large area on the East Coast of the United States occupied by portions of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. This area, considered an underserved market, will soon be connected via 24/7's high fiber count dark fiber network 100 miles into the region's main business districts located in Salisbury, MD and Wilmington, DE. This network will then continue another 100 miles into the Baltimore metro area with connectivity to 24/7's extensive Baltimore City Central Business District network footprint. From there it will connect to 24/7's long-haul route directly into the Washington, D.C. market.

The network will deliver a fully diverse, high capacity 432-strand fiber route, fulfilling a key communications gap in the region. The existing infrastructure is antiquated and does not provide the route diversity and high bandwidth capacity required by today's carriers, service providers and enterprise businesses. This new, next-generation network will provide a fully protected, metro area ring capable of serving modern communications infrastructures as required by wireless 3G, 4G, tower backhaul providers and carriers.

"This region is currently not capable of handling the growing bandwidth demands required by businesses and wireless customers," comments Christopher Morris, Vice President and COO of 24/7 Fiber Network. "This new network will offer an alternative solution to traditional carriers, while providing a more diverse and shorter path capable of handling high bandwidth applications."

Carriers, wireless operators, service providers and network operators throughout the region will be able to interconnect to 24/7's network from its main facility located in the carrier hotel at 111 Marketplace in Baltimore, MD. The 24/7 facility is a 5,000 square foot Central Office grade location providing fully-dedicated colocation, managed services and 24/7 support, while offering cross-connections to major Tier 1 and Tier 2 network providers connected to the building. For information about 24/7's new network build, please visit www.247fibernetwork.com or email info@247fibernetwork.com.

ABOUT 24/7 Fiber Network

24/7 Fiber Network, LLC is a privately held, Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metro area dark fiber provider. The company designs, constructs and provides custom, private, optical, high capacity transport and network solutions to carriers, service providers and enterprise businesses throughout the region, providing national reach to local, regional and International carriers and enterprise businesses. 24/7 offers a wide variety of network configurations including ringed, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and mesh topologies. Formerly known as 24/7 Cable, the company changed its name to 24/7 Fiber Network to further clarify its core objective: to provide leading, dark fiber network solutions to a variety of major data and telecommunication carriers while providing a carrier-neutral interconnectivity point to bring their network to the world. For more information about 24/7 Fiber Network, please visit www.247fibernetwork.com.

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