SOURCE: American Fiber Systems

American Fiber Systems

March 02, 2010 12:15 ET

American Fiber Systems Completes Upgrade for Big Businesses in Key Western Region

Metropolitan Cities in the Western Region Have Access to Even Greater Connectivity With AFS's Network Upgrades

ROCHESTER, NY--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) -  Leading optical fiber provider, American Fiber Systems (AFS), today announced the completed upgrade of the high-speed network that interconnects high profile, high-traffic metro regions of Las Vegas, Reno, Salt Lake City and Boise. The inter-city ring supports long haul data transport between the four cities, and provides high-bandwidth businesses with faster connectivity, optimal redundancy, expanded capacity and greater capability for growing business needs, such as web conferencing and online meetings. 

The completion of this project marks substantial enhancements to the AFS network across the Western region and empowers gaming, financial, education and other enterprise businesses with a highly-reliable option for interconnectivity to remote operations and data centers. 

The upgraded network ring consists of 18,720 fiber miles with Ethernet speeds from 2.5 GB to 10 GB and it is the only inter-city long-haul connection between Las Vegas, Boise, Reno and Salt Lake City. 

"Our Western region inter-city network first launched in June 2008, and we have observed such a great amount of success and demand from our western markets," said Rich Coyle, Senior Vice President, Operations, AFS. "This upgrade is less about building out and expanding, and more about bringing the very best choices and connectivity to big businesses in these metro areas."

In addition to these network enhancements, AFS also recently completed the expansion of its Carson City network. 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 www.americanfibersystems.com.

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 www.telecomstraightshooter.com.

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