Network provider extends reach
A data network provider is extending its fiber into a lakeshore market to connect with businesses there.
US Signal in Grand Rapids said today that it will add more than 100 miles of fiber to the Holland area, adding to its network of more than 14,000 miles in 23 metro markets across the country.
“There is an increased need for fiber-based services in the lakeshore market, and we expect demand to grow in 2015 and 2016,” said Kirk Dombek, VP of business development, US Signal. “This expansion will allow us to serve our customers in the Holland market by providing alternatives to cable carriers.”
Dombek added that the extension of fiber will give the Holland area access to the network provider’s “end-to-end reliability and security.”
The 100 miles of metro and long-haul fiber will connect Holland, Zeeland and Hudsonville to Grand Rapids, where US Signal has a new 40,000-square-foot data center.
US Signal said it will build direct fiber access into businesses in the new route, allowing for enhanced bandwidth and competitive pricing for its customers.
The project is expected to be finished this month.
“Customers are increasingly requiring more bandwidth,” Dombek said. “This expansion will allow us to reach more enterprises in Ottawa County and connect them to our regional network, cloud and data centers.”