FiberLight Engages NEF in Optical Network Solutions
FiberLight Engages NEF to Utilize and Expand Optical Network Solutions in Eight Markets
Framingham, MA / October 23, 2007—NEF Inc., a leader in dark fiber and lit service solutions, has partnered with FiberLight, LLC, a key leading provider of network infrastructure solutions, to create and design optimal communications networks for enterprise clients and telecommunications carriers in eight metro markets: Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Tampa, South Florida, and Washington, DC.
NEF empowers clients with both network information and professional services to create robust, scalable and affordable networks. FiberLight designs, constructs and maintains an extensive fiber optic infrastructure for a diverse customer base. This partnership will allow clients to build end-to-end connectivity solutions, including data center integration and network design and deployment, through the expertise of NEF in designing efficient optical networks using FiberLight’s robust lit and dark fiber networks. Providing customers with the first all private fiber interface for DS-3 through OC-192 and GigE capacity, FiberLight’s new product line, LightSource, allows customers to scale dark fiber to meet their bandwidth requirements.
Michael Murphy, President of NEF, offers, “Our partnership with FiberLight enables us to create and deploy stable, secure networks, higher speeds and competitive rates. With FiberLight’s metro optical network solutions, we can provide our customers cost-effective alternatives to the local exchange carriers in these eight niche markets.”
“NEF’s FiberLocator network database combined with their vast experience and knowledge has enabled companies like ours to expand our distribution well beyond traditional channels,” says Kevin Coyne, COO of FiberLight. “NEF and FiberLight combined turn not only fast reliable quotes, but the most quality carrier grade services in the industry. FiberLight’s footprint also expands to over 20 tier two and tier three markets.”
Companies need robust, scalable and affordable networks. By utilizing or creating a dark fiber network, companies can realize many benefits, including: affordable cost, freedom and flexibility, control of service and maintenance, and scalability limited only by the pace of technology and innovation.
NEF, Inc., is one of the nation’s top telecommunications consulting firms, offering 25 years of industry experience and a proven methodology for providing its customers with the best networks, information and pricing available. NEF can provide a broad spectrum of products from dark fiber solutions to high bandwidth, fully managed optical services. Through their partners, such as FiberLight, NEF designs custom connectivity solutions and provides access to over 50 fiber providers in 48 states, 3.5 million miles of metro and national fiber and over 60,000 lit buildings.
About FiberLight, LLC
FiberLight, LLC is an Atlanta-based company with fourteen years of experience in creating networks for some of the most demanding customers in the Telecommunications industry. Since its inception in 1993 as American Communications Services Inc. (ACSI), they have installed over 400,000 duct and fiber miles with over 5,300 access points, as well as hundreds of laterals off their backbone. As a leading provider of network infrastructure solutions and strategic network design services, FiberLight designs, constructs and maintains an extensive Fiber Optic Infrastructure for a diverse customer base including local and long distance telecommunications carriers, Internet Service Providers, municipalities, utilities, Fortune 500 companies, school systems, local, city, and Federal Government entities. FiberLight fully owns a robust dark fiber network throughout eight primary metro markets – Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX; Tampa, FL; South Florida; and Washington, DC. For more information, visit the FiberLight website at FiberLight.com.
Thermo Capital Partners LLC, a majority investor in FiberLight and an owner operator, is part of the Thermo Companies, based in New Orleans, LA, and Denver, CO, a highly successful group of privately held companies focused on opportunities in the telecommunications, power generation, natural resources, and real estate industries. For more information, visit the Thermo website at ThermoCompanies.com.
For more information, please contact:
Michael Murphy, CEO