SOURCE: American Fiber Systems

American Fiber Systems

November 23, 2009 08:09 ET

American Fiber Systems Becomes the Most Connected Competitive Access Network in Las Vegas

AFS Network Powers the Majority of Big Name Casino Revenue and Municipality Locations

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - November 23, 2009) - With the recent on-net extension to eight high-profile casino and gaming business locations, American Fiber Systems (AFS) has become the most ubiquitous competitive access provider in Las Vegas. AFS's optical fiber network provides connectivity for the gaming industry, large municipalities, and businesses with high bandwidth needs, and is currently responsible for the majority of gaming revenue on and off the Strip. AFS's Las Vegas network is also the preferred local access provider for those looking to connect to all major long haul carriers, and for those who require access to all carrier hotels such as Switch's highly sought-after, ultra-secure SuperNAP.

The company's local network is strategically positioned to serve properties along the Strip as well as downtown Las Vegas and all key metro areas. AFS's intercity long haul network ring connects Las Vegas with Reno, Salt Lake City, UT and Boise, ID as a means to ultra-fast, easily upgradeable internet connectivity to remote locations and data centers. A significant portion of the fiber network is located in "Power Zones," which are underground and above-ground areas that take advantage of the lowest physical routes and highest steel transmission poles. This network design means that businesses on the AFS network receive the most secure and reliable fiber optic network in the Las Vegas market.

"Our network has been operational since 2001 and has experienced consistent growth each year," said Rich Coyle, Senior Vice President, Operations, AFS. "It was carefully designed and constructed as a future-proofed network to accommodate the growth of our existing customers, as well as the addition of sizable business parks, law firms, carriers and utilities. We are honored to be the go-to provider for Las Vegas enterprises with large bandwidth needs, and we treat our role in their success with critical importance."

Companies consolidating Las Vegas offices and building off-site data centers for critical backup functionality turn to the highly-reliable, redundant American Fiber Systems network. American Fiber Systems provides metropolitan networking infrastructure, dark fiber and transport services to carriers and large and mid-sized enterprises in ten markets nationwide. For more information on AFS's secure, high availability network, responsive services and iron-clad guarantee, visit

About American Fiber Systems

American Fiber Systems (AFS) provides metropolitan fiber optical networking infrastructure, dark fiber and Ethernet transport services to carriers and large enterprises. AFS enables its customers to easily and reliably connect to a city's most important points of communications presence; Internet Service Provider (ISP) and data center locations; Inter-exchange "carrier-hotels;" wireless providers and Fortune 1000 companies. AFS has deployed more than 1.2 million miles of high-capacity, high-bandwidth metropolitan fiber optic cable since 2000 in several cities, including Atlanta, Ga.; Boise, Idaho; Cleveland, Ohio; Kansas City, Kan./Mo.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Reno and Carson City, Nev.; and Salt Lake City, Utah. AFS has more than 500 capacity enabled on-net buildings and supports an addressable market teledensity of more than $9 billion in annualized telecommunications services. AFS is a privately held venture-backed company led by Dave Rusin who shares insights on telecommunications trends and news on his blog at

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