March 30, 2022
New network will be the next open-access internet backbone, future-proofing nationwide connectivity
Houston, Texas - March 29, 2022 - 3Red8, a next-generation smart infrastructure company, today announces it is building the first open-access national fiber optic network to enable the technology of the future while connecting rural, tribal, and underserved communities along the routes to help close the digital divide. The high-capacity dark fiber network will stretch across the U.S. with the first phase provisioned in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina at the end of 2023, and the national route completed by the end of 2027.
3Red8’s national route will span 18 states, from coast to coast and from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico. The new fiber optic network is designed to expand and scale to enable bandwidth-intensive applications of the future, including 5G/6G, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, smart agriculture, IoT, and EV charging stations.
“The development of this new open-access transport network will provide low latency, ultra-reliable, and secure connectivity for the first time in three decades,” adds Mark Adams, Chief Development Officer for 3Red8. “In addition, it delivers state-of-the-art, secure data transport solutions for communities, corporations, and government agencies. As our name signifies, the entire network is designed with a triple-redundant, figure-eight network architecture, widely considered the holy grail of network engineering.”
3Red8 is partnering with Quanta Telecom, Schneider Electric, Dentons, EDJX, and Deloitte to build this disruptive, new solution to allow customers, partners, and the industry to benefit from an innovative approach that solves connectivity issues on a national scale.
“We are proudly committed to building this next-generation digital infrastructure to future-proof data, internet distribution, and connectivity, while also solving the digital divide, particularly in rural, tribal, and underrepresented communities in America,” comments Peter Ambs, President and Chief Operating Officer for 3Red8. “The pandemic highlighted what we already knew was a massive gap in both access and equity to quality internet services. This project will enable middle mile network builds as well as result in up to 1,000 new ISPs nationally.”
For more information about 3Red8, visit www.3red8.com.
3Red8 is a next-generation digital infrastructure company that is building a national fiber optic network to enable the technology of the future while connecting underserved communities to tomorrow’s technology, today, to help close the digital divide. 3Red8’s new cutting-edge fiber transport network is built along new, diverse paths stretching across the U.S. to deliver reliable and affordable connectivity to every community. The first phase of the network in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina will be provisioned at the end of 2023 with the national route completed at the end of 2027. For more information, visit 3red8.com.
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