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Light Source Communications to develop 438-mile dark fibre route in North Carolina and Tennessee

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Light Source Communications is partnering with John Laing Group to progress the evaluation of a new long-haul dark fibre route in North Carolina and Tennessee.

Development has already begun on the 438-mile route, which connects Charlotte, North Carolina, and Nashville, Tennessee, with construction predicted to take 24 months. The route is designed to enable unlimited high-quality bandwidth and communication infrastructure services with dedicated high-capacity, low-latency dark fibre optic cable for customers with critical applications and data centres in these markets. The network will be underground, contain multiple conduits, and will be diverse from other existing routes.

Light Source Communications CEO, Debra Freitas commented on the announcement: ‘Alongside our esteemed partner, John Laing Group, we look forward to allowing businesses, the opportunity to own and operate their own high-performance fibre-optic network providing autonomy, speed, scalability and the cyber-security they need.’

Added: Anthony Phillips, regional managing director for John Laing: ‘This is an exciting partnership opportunity and aligns closely with our focus on projects that are going to make a real difference for businesses and communities. We look forward to working closely with Light Source to progress the evaluation of this much-needed infrastructure.’

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