SOURCE: American Fiber Systems

American Fiber Systems

February 23, 2009 08:07 ET

AFS Offers Managed Wavelength Services Over Metro Fiber Networks Across Atlanta

American Fiber Systems Responds to Atlanta Demand for More Bandwidth

ROCHESTER, NY--(Marketwire - February 23, 2009) - Optical fiber network provider, American Fiber Systems (AFS), today announced the completion of their managed wavelength services addition in Atlanta. The expanded AFS network benefits businesses, such as large enterprises, financial services companies, and healthcare management systems, by giving them fast, reliable, secure connectivity. AFS's enhanced managed wavelength services enable enterprises to choose from a variety of wavelength speeds, achieve more intricate business continuity, and protect themselves with bullet-proof disaster recovery services.

Companies wishing to establish or upgrade remote data centers are now able to utilize AFS's enhanced service offerings and to consolidate multiple transport circuits into a single 10 Gb Wave. In addition, businesses can take advantage of AFS's ability to support various fibre channel or 10 Gb Ethernet based connections, which have become the standard connection type for enterprise storage area networks.

"Metro area businesses are growing, and essentially tapping out of bandwidth -- which leaves them no room to expand," says Mike D'Angelo, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at American Fiber Systems. "The addition of managed wavelength services gives Atlanta enterprises readily available capacity levels with the flip of a switch."

Despite the American economic situation, the market for managed services in the U.S. is expected to be greater than $34 billion by 2013, according to Informa Telecoms & Media. Expanding businesses in Atlanta are looking for a cost effective way to add customer locations and gain access to scalable bandwidth.

D'Angelo added, "It's no secret that the ILECs offer a much more difficult and complex route to gain this type of access. We're making it faster and easier for companies who just want it done so they can get on to the business of doing business."

Recently named #21 in Inc. Magazine's Top 100 telecommunications companies, 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 partnering with AFS, visit

About American Fiber Systems

American Fiber Systems (AFS) provides metropolitan fiber optical networking infrastructure, dark fiber and 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 telecom news on his blog at

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