Thursday, November 18, 2010

More Fiber for HoCo

A new fiber network connecting Baltimore to Washington, D.C. and the northern Virginia suburbs will run right through HoCo. According to this report by Gus G. Sentementes in The Sun, the network will be completed in the next 45 days and “will run 104 miles from downtown and western parts of Baltimore south through Columbia, Laurel and Greenbelt, where it ties into the company's existing Washington and Northern Virginia telecommunication networks.”

The network is being built out by FiberLight, a Georgia based telecommunications firm that already operates about 3,000 miles of fiber-optic networks across the country.

“The company sees growth in the region's information-technology economy, where the federal government and large hospitals, universities and other sectors are looking for faster data services as networks endure greater workloads.”

Coupled with the HoCo broadband initiative this area will soon have enough bandwidth to beat the band…so to speak.
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