Bluemile Purchases 20,160 Miles of Fiber Throughout Central Ohio

Fiber Optic Globe

Bluemile has the largest carrier neutral fiber footprint in Central Ohio, three times that of the closest alternative.

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) January 18, 2011

Bluemile, which has offices in New Albany OH, Columbus OH and Rochester NY, is an established provider of cloud, fiber, colocation and wholesale voice solutions that power companies and service providers worldwide. A new fiber initiative with Columbus FiberNet (CFN), financed by Fifth Third Bank, reduces cost and increases choice for businesses in and around Columbus. Bluemile’s purchase of conduit from CFN and lease of conduit from Dublink Development Company, LLC will enable them to install a 288 strand fiber optic cable creating a new fiber footprint for the region (see attached map).

The Bluemile fiber footprint provides carrier neutral access to service providers over an enterprise grade fiber optic network, built in a ring around central Ohio. The acquisition and lease of CFN and Dublink Development will add approximately 95 miles of open access fiber infrastructure to the existing Bluemile fiber footprint in New Albany and Gahanna. The addition connects the downtown commercial business district with the high tech business parks in Dublin, Worthington, Westerville, Polaris, Easton, and Hilliard.

“We’ve created a Central Ohio smart grid for dark and lit services in the carrier, enterprise and municipal communities,” stated Jamie Busic, CEO and co-founder of Bluemile. “It is a natural extension of our business model to provide enhanced value at reduced expense to our existing and future client base.”

“We are very excited to work with Bluemile in the expansion of their network. This is the largest one-time fiber installation we have completed between CFN and Dublink Development, and it will greatly increase the amount of available fiber in the region,” stated Ian Smith, General Manager of CFN and Dublink Development. “We built CFN as an open access conduit system to help foster competitive broadband access for central Ohio. This project fits our vision perfectly.”

About Mark Milliman

Mark Milliman is a Principal Consultant at Inphotonics Research driving the adoption and assisting local governments to plan, build, operate, and lease access open-access municipal broadband networks. Additionally, he works with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to increase the value of their intellectual capital through the creation of strategic product plans and execution of innovative marketing strategies. With more than 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry that began at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Mark has built fiber, cable, and wireless networks around the world to deliver voice, video, and data services. His thorough knowledge of all aspects of service delivery from content creation to the design, operation, and management of the network is utilized by carriers and equipment manufacturers. Mark conceived and developed one of the industry's first multi-service provisioning platform and is multiple patent holder. He is active in the IEEE as a senior member. Mark received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
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