Dark fiber should fill residential broadband holes

I am delighted to read articles like this even if they do not get every detail right. What the author is advocating is open-access fiber infrastructure not “dark fiber.” In a sense I’m mincing words because the two are essentially the same but the author is implying that the consumer could do something with that fiber when actually a service provider needs to add electronics to it so the customer could interface to the network. Also “dark fiber” alone does not guarantee low latency. It is the network elements that have a greater impact on latency. Still I am glad to see people talking about increasing residential competition instead of adding regulation to keep the status quo.


With broadband speeds newly defined as starting at 25 Mbps, as opposed to the archaic 4 Mbps definition, what happens if you now no longer have residential broadband? And what do you do if, to add insult to injury, your ISP ups its prices? Continue reading

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).

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