Citynet Wholesale (Booth 821), a facilities-based broadband service provider for Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, announced it will continue its network expansion, adding 11 new markets by years end. Several new markets are nearing completion in Ohio, including Delaware, Marion, Mansfield and Wooster. In Pennsylvania, Citynet has sites under construction in Connellsville, Franklin, Meadville, Sheffield, Timblin, Warren and Zelienople.
Citynet COO Mike Friloux said the network buildout is an effort to fill a void in the secondary markets. It is exciting to see the positive response from our customers and the momentum Citynet has developed in its Tier 2 and Tier 3 market strategy, he said.
Interestingly, Citynet has quietly developed one of the most advanced and scalable regional networks in North America. This positions the company well to meet the needs of its secondary markets while also opening new regional Tier 1 market opportunities, especially in the area of advanced service offerings.
Citynet is not necessarily first to build in its market, but, said Tom Payne, director of sales and marketing, it is the first to offer diverse, carrier-grade service. Citynet is spreading the boundaries of carrier-grade service availability, which has been traditionally regulated to Tier 1 markets, he said. Were making it just as cost effective to locate a business in Meadville, as it would be to locate one in a major market like Pittsburg.
Citynet Wholesale offers private lines (DS3 to OCN), optical waves (2.5gbps and 10gbps), Ethernet, colocation and local access to secondary markets across the Midwestern and mid-Atlantic states, including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
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