Allied Fiber begins building major nationwide dark fibre cable system

US wholesale carrier Allied Fiber has finalised agreements with financial partners and right-of-way owners to build a new nationwide, network-neutral, high-count dark fibre cable system integrated with colocation facilities and wireless tower sites. Construction of the first 1,300 route-mile phase linking New York, Chicago and Ashburn, VA is already underway and will cost approximately USD140 million. The completed dark fibre network will span 11,548 route miles ringing the entire US, to be built in six phases, linking subsea cable landing points, major data centres, colocation interconnection facilities, rural networks and wireless towers. Allied has secured several agreements with railroad companies including Norfolk Southern Railway and other major right-of-way owners.

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