Fiber internet is good, so I hear (I live in Crozet, so have heard only rumors) …
This can only be good for the Charlottesville real estate market. More internet infrastructure qualifies as a “good thing” … particularly if it’s privately done.
My question: where in Charlottesville and Albemarle will they be laying fiber?
Via press release:
FiberLight Albemarle County/Charlottesville Network Featured In February 3 Event
(Charlottesville, VA) – FiberLight, LLC, one of the nation’s leading providers of mission critical, high performance fiber optic networks, announced today it will feature its newest high capacity fiber optic network, a 46-mile direct connection from Culpeper, VA to Albemarle County and Charlottesville, VA, during a special event on February 3. The new high-count, underground network will use enhanced fiber for lower latency and will provide a direct connection to Culpeper and Washington, D.C., home to FiberLight’s 500+mile multi-ringed, optical network.
The event, which is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, February 3 at the Omni Hotel in Charlottesville, will feature speakers from FiberLight, the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Michael P. Miller, CEO & Founder and a native Virginian, will talk about the importance of making private investments in the state’s next generation infrastructure. James Hilton, VP and CIO for the University of Virginia; Ann H. Mallek, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for Albemarle County; and Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris will also speak during the event.
In 2010, FiberLight completed a 130-mile diversely routed network system, which provides underground capacity between Culpeper, Virginia, Ashburn, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The project, which took just over 12 months to complete, involved boring through some of the toughest terrain on the eastern seaboard including 44,000psi quartz infused granite.
“As a company, we believe it is of vital importance to provide state of the art fiber access not only to Albemarle County and Charlottesville, but to the growing business communities of Virginia,” Mr. Miller said. “At FiberLight, we are experiencing an overall increase in demand by enterprise, government, education, healthcare and high bandwidth application users seeking secure, scalable transport for the purposes of data replication, disaster recovery and connectivity to the Internet. With our state-of-the-art critical infrastructure, we believe we will be able to continue to meet the growing needs of this region.”
FiberLight is a premier provider of mission-critical, high performance networking services including Ethernet, Wavelengths and IP, SONET, and Dark Fiber optical transport network solutions. Solutions are provided to telecom carriers, government, enterprise, content providers and web-centric businesses. FiberLight wholly owns its 500,000 fiber-mile network in key growth areas and offers robust metro networks in 21 metros within Georgia, Florida, Washington, D.C., Texas, Virginia and Maryland, as well as Wide Area Networking options at layer 1, 2 and 3 to major commercial hubs throughout the country. Visit FiberLight at www.fiberlight.com.