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Roswell deploys dark fibre to support new applications and real-time requirements

Infrastructure provider FiberLight enabled a dark fibre network ring for Roswell, with 400GB of capacity to the Ascent data centre for increased security, scalability and redundancy.

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The City of Roswell in Georgia is using a new dark fibre deployment to connect to an Atlanta data centre. The infrastructure will support the city’s increasingly sophisticated applications and meet users’ growing demand for real-time access.


‘Dark fibre’ utilises unused or ‘unlit’ fibre-optic cabling. Companies often lay more fibre than required to avoid the cost and disruption of ripping up streets a second time. Unused cable can be leased. Dark fibre networks are separated from the main network, giving more client control.

 

Dark fibre’ utilises unused or ‘unlit’ fibre-optic cabling.

 

Infrastructure provider FiberLight enabled a dark fibre network ring for Roswell, with 400GB of capacity to the Ascent data centre for increased security, scalability and redundancy.

 

FiberLight says its dark fibre solutions give organisations the ability to own, build, expand and control networks faster than building new fibre routes and fulfil the need for continuous bandwidth growth at predictable costs.

 

Growing demand

 

Maurice Pryce, IT Director for the City of Roswell, said: “Roswell has a history of infrastructure development and deployment with FiberLight, and we’re so appreciative of the company’s understanding of our urgency and willingness to take the time to work with us to deliver this critical deployment on the timeline we needed.

 

“This dark fibre network solution enables us to have greater control to provision more reliable services and create an always-on environment for our residents."

 

“This dark fibre network solution enables us to have greater control to provision more reliable services and create an always-on environment for our residents. Connecting to Ascent’s data centre gives us ample room to expand our services and capabilities into the future. We’re excited to be successfully positioned for growth, and we look forward to supporting smart city applications with added security and agility.”


Marc Dyman, Chief Revenue Officer at FiberLight said his company is seeing an increase in local governments choosing dark fibre to control their network operations and cost in response to increasing network demands.


“Roswell is another great use case that has the potential to inspire other communities as they look toward building their own smart and connected city strategies for the future,” he said.

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