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September 15, 2015

Tower Cloud Announces 1,300-Mile Network Expansion in Florida

As the adoption of smartphones approaches the 100 percent mark in the U.S., which currently stands at almost 80 percent, the infrastructure for delivering wireless broadband services has to be available everywhere. For carriers and enterprises, this means having Fiber-to-the-Tower so they can access high-speed network connectivity for their users. In many regions around the country, especially in rural areas, more infrastructure is needed. As one of the largest providers of broadband transport services in the southeastern United States, Tower Cloud is increasing its presence by extending its fiber infrastructure by 25 percent in Florida.

During the CTIA Super Mobility 2015 Tower & Small Cell Summit, Tower Cloud announced it will now cover 56 North and Central Florida municipalities by adding more than 1,300 miles of dark fiber to serve wireless towers. The company also signed a new contract with one of the top four mobile carriers, but it was not specified which one it was.

The company builds high-capacity broadband transport networks to deliver high quality lit Ethernet backhaul services and dark fiber solutions for mobile carriers throughout the Southeast. According to the company, the addition of the new 1,300 miles will give Tower Cloud a total of more than 6,800 route miles of installed fiber.

This expands its overall network to more than 150,000 fiber miles serving mobile carriers, enterprises and data centers in the region, giving it the most dark fiber infrastructure.

“The high-speed fiber infrastructure will serve as a foundation for bandwidth-intensive services throughout the region, including increased macro and small cell initiatives by the mobile community, and broadband capacity and connectivity to serve national, regional, local carriers, enterprises and communities,” said Ron Mudry, Founder and CEO for Tower Cloud.

The company also announced future expansions into major metropolitan areas in the region, including Orlando, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, Melbourne and Ocala. In addition to Fiber-to-the-Tower, it will be providing dark fiber to service major data centers as well as private enterprise infrastructure support through its new Ethernet Private Line Services (EPLS).

The EPLS was launched in October of 2014 to deliver dedicated enterprise high-speed low latency connectivity so customers can have a reliable point-to-point or point-to-multipoint network connections over Tower Cloud's fiber network. With this platform, businesses are able to get data speeds from 50 Mbps to 100 Gbps, giving broadband intensive applications the high throughput and low latency they require. The offering includes Ethernet services, optical wave services, LAN connectivity, point-to-point connectivity and machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity with a fully redundant core.

Whether it is SMBs, enterprises or even individual consumers, the amount of data we all generate requires services with high capacity to ensure their delivery with speed and efficiency. The expansion of Tower Clouds fiber footprint, as well as its Ethernet Private Line Services ensures Floridians will have an infrastructure they can rely on for their digital world. 

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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