SOURCE: American Fiber Systems

American Fiber Systems

February 01, 2010 08:18 ET

American Fiber Systems Gives Carson City Long-Awaited High Bandwidth Connectivity Choice

State and Enterprise Locations Receive Faster, More Reliable Internet Service

CARSON CITY, NV--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) -   American Fiber Systems (AFS) announced today that it has completed its fiber optic network expansion into Carson City, Nev., to respond to the sustained demand for high bandwidth connectivity from the State of Nevada and area enterprises. The expansion takes the AFS network footprint directly to the front door of all major State of Nevada facilities as well as key Carson City business locations. 

Prior to AFS's expansion, state offices and enterprise businesses had few telecommunications options other than the incumbent phone or cable company for high bandwidth service. The new AFS metro network offers a full array of managed services, including Ethernet speeds from 10Mb to 10GB, as well as easily upgradeable bandwidth for businesses seeking ultra-reliable access to the Internet, a more reliable, higher capacity network, and high bandwidth data transport services.

The AFS Carson City network, comprised of 5,600 fiber miles, interconnects Carson City to AFS's 7,300 fiber mile metro network in Reno. Via its Reno facilities, AFS also offers Carson City access to AFS's long haul intercity network between Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Boise, Id.; and Salt Lake City, Utah. With the AFS expansion into Carson City, local businesses and government agencies can connect from Carson City to key metro locations in the Western Region.

"Based on our field research several years ago, we understand Carson City business owners' need for high-quality, reliable and secure bandwidth -- and for more choice in their telecommunications service," said Rich Coyle, Senior Vice President, Operations, AFS. "We take tremendous pride in providing them this service, and in empowering state organizations, as well as casinos, medical facilities, and other enterprise businesses with safe, secure data transport."

The Carson City route is the hub for AFS's Nevada network in their efforts to bring businesses and state government agencies the high-cap connectivity they need. With competitive SLAs and experienced customer support, American Fiber Systems provides some of the finest quality 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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