Allied Fiber, the United States’ first open-access, integrated, network-neutral colocation and dark fiber superstructure, has announced that Summit Broadband, a regional service provider headquartered in Orlando, Florida, a subsidiary of Cable Bahamas, has executed a 20-year Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) agreement and lease for dark fiber and neutral colocation to expand its Florida network between Miami and Jacksonville.
Summit Broadband will leverage Allied Fiber’s dark fiber network and neutral colocation facilities in Florida to interconnect its own internal network elements as well as provide access to its entire network in the state to meet customer demands for greater capacity and more efficient and cost-effective service offerings. By establishing a presence in the Allied Fiber colocation facilities on the East Coast, Summit Broadband will provide its customers with a direct, physical layer access point into their regional dark fiber and high capacity transport network connecting its service areas. Summit Broadband will also leverage the Allied Fiber network to Miami through Boca Raton where they will connect to the submarine cable system network of their parent company, Cable Bahamas.
“The agreement with Summit Broadband is a perfect fit and completely consistent with our mission of linking the submarine cable systems in the United States while also providing direct, physical access for all local communities along the way,” said Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber. “Local communities in Florida are demanding reliable, high speed broadband infrastructure for businesses and consumers and by connecting to the Allied Fiber superstructure, Summit Broadband is able to offer its retail, enterprise and wholesale customers greater reliability and faster connectivity to homes and workplaces.”
“Strategic partnerships with industry leaders like Allied Fiber allow us to expand broadband service offerings to our valued customers,” said Richard Pardy, CEO of Summit Broadband. “The dark fiber network spanning from Miami to Jacksonville will improve the connection capabilities for thousands of our customers along the east coast of Florida.”