US Signal has completed the expansion of its long-haul fiber network into southern and central Illinois. The expansion also includes St. Louis and part of southern Indiana.
"Expanding our fiber routes throughout our footprint is critical to US Signal’s strategy of responding to customer demand,” said Stephen Oyer, US Signal’s co-chief operations officer.
This adds 1,000 miles of long-haul fiber to US Signals network. As work environments embrace mobility more and more, US Signal says this move allows its customers to remain connected and have access to the information they need when they need it.
The expansion includes central offices in Bloomington, Peoria, Springfield, Mattoon and Centralia, Ill.; St. Louis, Mo.; and Terre Haute, Ind.
"This expansion is a key component to US Signal’s philosophy of connecting key markets with advanced data transport services," said Kirk Dombek, director of business development. "The newly completed long-haul routes enable US Signal to deliver advanced products like Virtual Ethernet Service, which provides access to a fully meshed, scalable and reliable network to support any data bandwidth providing a multitude of options for our customers."
"The value of Ethernet for businesses 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,” Dombek added. Virtual Ethernet Service reduces the complexity of a customer’s network configuration and, therefore, interface costs are greatly reduced and multiple access types are offered."
US Signal’s network now includes more than 9,000 route miles of long-haul fiber and more than 1,100 miles of fiber optic metro rings in 23 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.