US Signal Expands in 3 Midwestern States

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based US Signal, a data service provider in the Midwest, is significantly expanding its long-haul fiber network in St. Louis, southern and central Illinois, and southern Indiana. The expansion includes central offices in Bloomington, Peoria, Springfield, Mattoon, and Centralia, Ill., as well as Terre Haute, Ind. and St. Louis. The announcement continues the company’s expansion into Illinois, following network growth in Chicago in March 2008 and 2009. During the last 18 months, US Signal has added eight new markets in the Midwest.

This expansion will add approximately 1,000 miles of long-haul fiber to the US Signal network. Its part of what US Signal says is its commitment to being the most dependable, flexible, and reliable provider of data bandwidth in the Midwest. As the nature of the work environment evolves to embrace mobility, the company says people can remain connected and have access to the information they need when they need it, using the stable network provided by US Signal.

"This expansion is critical to US Signal’s philosophy of connecting key markets with advanced data transport services," said Kirk Dombek, director of business development. "The recently added long-haul routes enable US Signal to deliver Virtual Ethernet Service, which provides access to a fully meshed, scalable and reliable network to support any data bandwidth solution."

"The value of Ethernet for businesses,” he added, is the ability to mix and match any of the available Ethernet access types not only in metro areas, but also across the entire US Signal footprint. Virtual Ethernet Service reduces the complexity of a customer’s network configuration and, therefore, interface costs are greatly reduced and multiple access types are created."  

US Signal’s network now includes more than 7,000 route miles of long-haul fiber and more than 900 miles of fiber-optic metro rings in 22 markets, connecting regions in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri. The US Signal network provides on-off ramps comprised of major carrier hotel locations, incumbent telephone company central offices and other lit buildings.

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