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Roswell to benefit from new dark fibre network

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American fibre infrastructure provider, FiberLight has completed a deployment of dark fibre in Roswell, Georgia.

This project was undertaken in partnership with value-added re-seller, SereneIT. It connects the city to an Atlanta-area data centre operated by Ascent, allowing optimised performance for the area and support for its sophisticated applications to meet user demand for real-time access.

The city was enabled with a dark fibre network ring, with 400G of capacity deployed to the Ascent data centre. Dark fibre allows organisations to own, build, expand, and control networks faster than building new fibre routes from scratch and helps to fulfil the need for continuous bandwidth growth.

Maurice Pryce, IT director for the City of Roswell stated: ‘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.”

Greg Tinker, founder and CEO at SereneIT ascertained: ‘As a VAR firm that prides itself on taking a problem-first approach, we were happy to support the city by addressing its network pain points and bringing in a provider that could strengthen its disaster recovery approach, deliver augmented capacity, and empower its smart future.’

Marc Dyman, chief revenue officer of FiberLight added: ‘The city’s dark fibre network expansion paves the way for its digital future and delivers critical capabilities to its residents. We continue to see an increase in local governments turning to 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.’

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