Fibertech Networks Completes Initial Rings in Detroit

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester, N.Y.-based fiber optic broadband provider Fibertech Networks has completed its initial phase of building out more than 800 miles of fiber optic infrastructure in Southeastern Michigan.

The company has completed construction on 100 miles of network in two self-healing ring configurations, and is currently carrying broadband traffic in the metro Detroit area.

Earlier this year, Fibertech announced plans to build 800 miles of fiber in and around Detroit, including suburbs such as Trenton, Canton Township, Dearborn, Southfield, Warren, Troy and Chesterfield Township, among others. The entire core network is expected to be completed by September 2015.

Said Mike Hurley, Fibertech vice president of sales and marketing: “We have already hired initial staff to help construct and sell services to area businesses over the network, and expect to add a few more local employees by year’s end.”

Fibertech currently has networks in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Indianapolis; Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo, Ohio; Providence, R.I.; Hartford, Bridgeport, Stamford, Danbury, New London and New Haven, Conn.; Springfield and Worcester, Mass.; Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Binghamton, White Plains, and Albany, N.Y.; Wilmington, Del.; Montgomery County, Md.; Trenton, Newark and Atlantic City, N.J.; and Philadelphia, Pa.

Founded in 2000, Fibertech is led by Court Square Capital Partners of New York City. The company currently owns and operates a fiber optic network of more than 11,000 route miles, which contains more than 9,800 on-net locations with nearly 4,000 cell sites with its fiber-only network infrastructure.
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