2015 Blog Posts

Three Equipment Leasing Companies to Consider for Your Next Project

Why make your network infrastructure projects more painstaking by paying for equipment you may only use once or twice? That’s where equipment leasing comes into play. When you lease your equipment instead of buying it outright, your organization can save budget dollars today and establish... Read More »


Is network densification the next step for mobile?

We’ve all been there before: You’re on your way to an important appointment when some unfinished task from the day pops to mind. You’re already in a bit of a rush and, therefore, decide to handle the unfinished task from your mobile device. You pull your smartphone out of your pocket in the... Read More »


The Next DFC Social is Hosted by Allied Fiber at Metro Connect USA 2016

We are thrilled to announce the next DFC Social is hosted by Allied Fiber and taking place on January 26th at Metro Connect USA 2016. The Dark Fiber Community created a branded event series, where Dark Fiber Community Members use these live events in conjunction with our online platform to announce... Read More »


The Dark Fiber Community to Exhibit at ITEXPO Florida 2016

The Dark Fiber Community will be exhibiting at ITEXPO, held January 25-28, 2016 at Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. ITEXPO is the world’s leading business technology tradeshow, and will converge education, innovation and networking across the... Read More »


Join the Internet Society of New York and #SharetheNet for #GivingTuesday - an initiative that brings Internet access to Cuba

On Tuesday, December 1, the Internet Society New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) will sponsor a crowdfunding campaign as part of #GivingTuesday, a global campaign for charitable giving as an alternative to Black Friday. #SharetheNet will fund Apretaste, an initiative that brings Internet access to Cuba,... Read More »


How the FCC’s New Rules Could Affect Fiber Suppliers

The Federal Communications Commission approved new rules regarding telecom companies’ ability to replace old copper wires with new optical fiber connections on August 6th. In a 3-2 decision, the FCC approved regulations that allow telecom companies to replace their old connections with new ones... Read More »


Five Reasons to Complete Your Dark Fiber Community Profile

Your Essential Branding Tool Dark Fiber Community (DFC) membership comes with a number of great benefits including a member profile, a targeted and effective branding and sponsorship program and access to our media partners. Most importantly it provides a place for members to connect with key... Read More »


Treating Internet as a Utility - Interest for Dark Fiber is Sparked

As shocking as it may seem, the United States has a bit of an Internet problem. As the country with the second most internet users, trailing only China’s 642 million users, the U.S. dramatically lags behind on internet speed and ability to penetrate our rural communities. In fact, according to... Read More »


Metro Connect 2016 - Take advantage of the Early Bird discount and save $200

Now in its 15th year, Metro Connect USA 2016 is renowned in the industry for being the only event where you can meet C-level executives of the top companies in the metro market. Speaking about the event, Hunter Newby, Founder and CEO, ALLIED FIBER said: "The conference delivers value to its... Read More »


Three Reasons the Dark Fiber Industry Will be Massive by 2020

Over the last five years, the dark fiber industry has steadily built up its annual revenue to more than $1 billion and to the tune of a CAGR of 11.1 percent, according to research from IBISWorld. Looking forward to the next five years there is no reason to believe this growth won’t... Read More »


Netrality's 401 North Broad Grand Opening - November 18th

After nearly $70M in renovations of the major mission critical building, Netrality Properties is celebrating the Grand Opening of 401 North Broad on November 18th from 5:30pm-8:00pm. 401 North Broad Street is a massive structure at Broad and Callowhill Streets totaling over 1.3 million square feet... Read More »


The Inaugural Telecom Exchange London is Taking Place on November 19

This year’s inaugural Telecom Exchange London event will be taking advantage of the DCD audience of over 3000 attendees and will be locating the table top area on the mezzanine level above the DCD London Exhibition floor.\ Lots of the content at this year’s DCD event is focused on the... Read More »


Why Growing Businesses Are a Dark Fiber Priority Target

While America’s major corporations and conglomerates provide a large chunk of the fuel that fires our nation’s economy, they can only take so much credit for enabling the country’s financial systems to function on a day-to-day basis. Truth be told, the small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs)... Read More »


Finding Space to Grow: A Lesson From Cincinnati Bell

The rise of wireless communications over the past decade has been nothing short of groundbreaking. For perspective, consider that the iPhone—which revolutionized the “smart” mobile device—was just released in 2007. In less than a decade, mobile technology has gone from flip phones that... Read More »


Meet the Carrier Hotel Alliance Members at Comptel PLUS Fall 2015

The Carrier Hotel Alliance (CHA) is a cooperative effort of key carrier hotel and Meet Me Room owners in North America. By forming a single vantage point, existing and prospective customers have the opportunity to build their entire North American network in one room at Comptel PLUS Fall 2015.... Read More »


Meet with Netrality at Gartner Symposium ITEXPO 2015

Netrality is attending the Gartner Symposium / ITEXPO on October 4-7th in Orlando, FL. Meet with the Netrality team by stopping by Booth ET38 and learn how their interconnection capabilities, infrastructure and colocation can enhance your business. Jerry Marshall, President and CEO of Netrality... Read More »


Do you have a fiber optic network requirement? Complete this Request for Proposal now!

Are you an Enterprise, Education, or Government Entity with a fiber optic network requirement? Do you need a fiber lateral, or ring built to connect you to the Allied Fiber system and, or another network interconnection point? The DFC has created the DFC Lateral Builder's List. This List... Read More »


Thanks to All that have responded to our Lateral Construction Builders Survey!

We have received numerous responses so far and look forward to continuing to help organize the entire fiber lateral process. If you are a fiber lateral builder and you have not done so already, please complete the survey to be added to the DFC Builder Database. The next step is for the DFC to... Read More »


Why Every DFC Member Should Leverage Social Media

A Dark Fiber Community (DFC) membership comes with a number of great benefits including a member profile, a professional sponsorship program and access to our media partners. But most importantly it provides a place for members to connect with important players in the industry, a core value of the... Read More »


Attention Lateral Construction Builders - Complete this Survey

Join the Lateral Construction Builders Database There are numerous lateral construction opportunities being identified in multiple states as organizations of all kinds are looking for dark fiber network construction assistance. Please complete this survey to be entered in to the DFC Lateral... Read More »


A Consideration for Investing in Rural America

If you’ve ever flown from the east coast of the United States to the west coast, or vice versa, then you’re accustomed to the relatively uneventful view of Middle America from 30,000 feet. As you look through the window from your seat on the plane, you begin to realize why this part of the... Read More »


From the North to the South: A Dark Fiber Early Adopter’s Success Story

In the world of technology, early adopters are often viewed as risk takers. In the development world, early adoption is about taking on a new piece of technology, weeding out the bugs and glitches and maturing that technology to a more stable version of its earlier self. For end users, early... Read More »


How Dark Fiber Could Change Entertainment

The Gramophone Award, today commonly referred to as the Grammy, has a long history that dates back to the Hollywood Walk of Fame project of the 1950s. The Grammy Award Show, itself, was created as a way to honor leaders in the music industry whom may never earn a star on Hollywood Boulevard. Since... Read More »


How Seeing the Big Picture Like a Search Giant Can Grow Your Market Share

Since the dot-com boom, the world has seen access providers to the Internet—such as AT&T and Comcast—rapidly build what essentially amounts to a monopoly over the backbone of the Internet. For the everyday user, it is virtually impossible to access the Internet without one of the major... Read More »


How Vocom is Hoping to Grow in 2015 and Beyond

March 11, 2011, is a day that will forever live in infamy. For Japan, it was the day the earth stood still as a 9.0-magnitude earthquake rippled through the Asian islands and ensuing tsunamis devastated coastlines. The entire world watched in shock and rushed resources to the Land of the Rising Sun... Read More »


TSIC expands capacity and service offerings at Netrality Properties in Kansas City, Philadelphia & Houston

Netrality Properties annouced that TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has expanded its fiber connectivity services into three of its facilities with points of presence at Kansas City, MO (1102 Grand St.), Philadelphia, PA (401 N. Broad St.) and Houston, TX (1301 Fannin St.). TSIC has been a... Read More »


You Have a Story, We Want to Tell It

The Dark Fiber Community (DFC) is growing week after week, and it has a lot to do with our well-established list of members. When the community first launched, we dreamt of attracting the members we have today—the ones who make events like the inaugural DFC social not only a success but a... Read More »


Mountain Connect Conference 2015

Mountain Connect 2015 is taking place June 7-9, at the Vail Cascade Resort in Vail, CO. This year the conference theme is “Success Through Collaboration.“ Our broadband challenges may vary from community to community but our collective goal is to have a sustainable and economically strong... Read More »


Reference DFC for an additional 10% off Registration at IMN's Data Centers & Cloud Services Forum May 28-29, NYC

As a Dark Fiber Community Member, take advantage of an additional 10% discount. Reference code DFC Join us at IMN’s Provider Forum on Financing & Investing in Data Center & Cloud Services Infrastructure, May 28-29, NYC as we address the critical business issues that C-level executives at... Read More »


Meet AlohaNAP at International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2015

While attending the ITW conference this May, we would like to invite you to schedule a meeting with the AlohaNAP executives to learn more about the benefits of our premier interconnection facility and datacenter that serves the Pacific region. Located in Kapolei, on the island of Oahu in Hawaii,... Read More »


Complimentary Passes to Telx's MarketplaceLIVE Event

We are excited to announce the Host & Keynote of Telx’s 2015 MarketplaceLIVE: David Pogue, Yahoo Tech founder and “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent. If you attended last June's event, you remember that David delivered a unique presentation that provided his thoughts on the future of... Read More »


Meet with the Carrier Hotel Alliance at ITW 2015

The Carrier Hotel Alliance (CHA) is a cooperative effort of key carrier hotel and Meet Me Room owners in North America. By forming a single vantage point, existing and prospective customers have the opportunity to build their entire North American network in one room at the International Telecoms... Read More »


Your VIP Pass to Light Reading’s BIG Telecom Event

Light Reading's Big Telecom Event (BTE) is the premier North American event in the telecom space featuring more than 80 top-notch service provider speakers from the world's leading telcos. BTE 2015 tackles the big issues facing the telecom industry and how service providers can make money from them.... Read More »


Continuous Dark Fiber between Boston and Moncton Now Available for Connectivity to Fibre Centre in Atlantic Canada

Today, Maine Fiber Company and F6 Networks announced the availability of dark fiber service to network operators located within Fibre Centre. Carriers, content and enterprise network operators now have access to long haul dark fiber in a network-neutral colocation environment. This enables these... Read More »


2015 WWLF Wireless Infrastructure Show Reception

The Women's Wireless Leadership Forum (WWLF) will be hosting the Annual Reception at the 2015 Wireless Infrastructure Show on Monday April 27, 2015 at Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille from 7:00PM-10:00PM. Location: Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille, located at Diplomat Landing, across the skybridge... Read More »


Michael Miller Named President of Allied Fiber

Today Allied Fiber welcomes Michael Miller as President. With 30-years of management experience, leadership and in-depth telecommunications industry background Miller will oversee the company’s day-to-day business, increase the company’s management depth, and drive overall organizational growth.... Read More »


Capital is Flowing Again: Financing Fiber Networks

Broadband Communities Magazine SUMMIT UPDATE: Capital Is Flowing Again Financing Fiber Networks Free To All Summit Registrants, Monday, April 13 - Pre-Conference Day Sessions By Top Experts Include: Private Financing Mechanisms State and Regional Funding... Read More »


The Fourth Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit

Save the Date: The 4th Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit The National Data Center Summit Series is expanding with more valuable market intelligence and networking opportunities in 2015. The nation's premier data center conference series will be held on June 15-16 with The... Read More »


You Are Invited to the Dark Fiber Community Social Hosted by Allied Fiber & Colo Atl

Join us after Comptel Plus Spring for the inaugural Dark Fiber Community Social hosted by Allied Fiber and Colo Atl taking place at the Lakeside Bar & Grill within the Bohemian Hotel in Celebration, FL. Transportation will be provided from the Gaylord Palms Orlando Hotel beginning at 6:30pm.... Read More »


DFC Members Receive Complimentary Pass to DCD Converged Enterprise USA, March 17-18, New York City

Dark Fiber Community Members receive a complimentary pass* to DCD Converged Enterprise USA, taking place March 17-18, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis in the heart of Times Square in New York City. To confirm your place simply register your details via this personalized link. DCD is consolidating nine,... Read More »


Summit Broadband Orlando Expansion

Summit Broadband has begun the physical deployment of their Orlando, FL, to Titusville, FL, network expansion to intercept with Allied Fiber. This 144-count cable will be used to provide a seamless lit and dark fiber route along the East Coast of Florida including West Palm Beach, Miami, Fort... Read More »


Educating Landlords on Dark Fiber Benefits

In recent years technology has evolved at an amazingly fast pace and has changed the way enterprises do business. Increased technology usage and data consumption requires a significant increase in bandwidth that legacy connection speeds no longer support. These organizations require building... Read More »


Netrality Properties Acquires Houston Carrier Hotel Adding to the Growing Carrier Hotel Platform

Neutrality Properties announces the acquisition of 1301 Fanning Street, located in Houston, TX. The 25-story, 1,100,000-square-foot property is one of the most fiber rich, network-neutral facilities in Houston. The building serves as a major hub for data and Internet traffic and provides reliable... Read More »


Grand Opening of Atlantic Canada's first Fibre Centre

The Fibre Centre is the first Atlantic Canadian network-neutral interconnection facility that brings companies together and provides a synergetic environment for cost-effective regional, national and global network operators. We are happy to announce the grand opening of Atlantic Canada's first... Read More »


1547 and HPT have come together to create AlohaNAP

1547 and Hawaii Pacific Teleport have come together to create AlohaNAP, a premier carrier-neutral datacenter facility with access to trans-Pacific submarine cable systems, local fiber providers, key enterprise customers, and a diverse fleet of 40+ satellites. The joint effort has created a unique... Read More »


What's Happening this week at Metro Connect 2015

Metro Connect 2015 is taking place on January 27-28, in Miami, FL. This is the place where CXOs from the metro fiber market meet to learn, debate and network with over 470+ delegates from over 200+ companies. The full agenda can be found here. Be sure to listen in on the opening keynote... Read More »


Infomart Data Centers Joins the Carrier Hotel Alliance

The Carrier Hotel Alliance (CHA) today announced its newest member Infomart Data Centers, a national owner/operator of network-rich data centers including the Southwest’s largest carrier-neutral interconnection facility. Infomart Data Centers will debut its participation in the CHA suite during... Read More »


Meet AlohaNAP at PTC'15 - the 'meet-me' point connecting the American, Pacific, and Asian markets

AlohaNAP, located in Kapolei, is Hawaii's premier, carrier-neutral datacenter and interconnection facility. The fully redundant, state-of-the-art campus has access to undersea fiber from all major providers and international satellite connectivity, making it a unique 'meet-me' point connecting the... Read More »


Kansas City Internet eXchange (KCIX) Re-Launches at 1102 Grand

Kansas City Internet eXchange (KCIX) has created a new peering fabric at 1102 Grand, Kansas City's Carrier Hotel. The upgraded fabric includes 1G and 10G ports that are available today. The re-launch of KCIX will allow ISPs and content providers in the Kansas City region to keep local traffic local... Read More »


Meet the Carrier Hotel Alliance at PTC'15 - January 18-21

The Carrier Hotel Alliance (CHA) is a cooperative effort of key carrier hotel and Meet Me Room owners in North America. By forming a single vantage point, existing and prospective customers have the opportunity to build their entire North American network in one room at PTC'15. Below is a list of... Read More »

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