FiberLight brings dark fiber network to Roswell, GA

Dec. 5, 2019
The dark fiber project by FiberLight, with the help of SereneIT, a next-generation Value-Added Reseller (VAR), connects the city to an Atlanta-area data center operated by Ascent, LLC.

FiberLight, LLC, a fiber infrastructure provider with more than 20 years of construction experience building mission-critical high-bandwidth networks, announced that it has completed a dark fiber deployment in Roswell, Georgia.

"Roswell has a history of infrastructure development and deployment with FiberLight, and we’re so appreciative of the company’s understanding of our urgency and willingness to take the time to work with us to deliver this critical deployment on the timeline we needed,” commented Maurice Pryce, IT Director for the City of Roswell.

The dark fiber project by FiberLight, with the help of SereneIT, a next-generation Value-Added Reseller (VAR), connects the city to an Atlanta-area data center operated by Ascent, LLC, empowering Roswell to optimize performance and support its increasingly sophisticated applications to meet users’ growing demand for real-time access.

Roswell's Pryce added, "“This dark fiber network solution enables us to have greater control to provision more reliable services and create an always-on environment for our residents. Connecting to Ascent’s data center gives us ample room to expand our services and capabilities into the future. We’re excited to be successfully positioned for growth, and we look forward to supporting smart city applications with added security and agility.”

“It’s clear that Roswell was in need of a robust and secure data center, and Ascent was a natural fit due to its proximity to carrier feeds and high redundancy,” added Greg Tinker, Founder and CEO of SereneIT. “As a VAR firm that prides itself on taking a problem-first approach, we were happy to support the city by addressing its network pain points and bringing in a provider that could strengthen its disaster recovery approach, deliver augmented capacity, and empower its smart future.”

To position Roswell for greater success and deliver a high-performance network, FiberLight has enabled the city with a dark fiber network ring and deployed 400GB of capacity to the Ascent data center for increased security, scalability, and redundancy.

“The City of Roswell, with its need to get into a data center quickly to support its expansion, is the kind of customer we are well equipped to support,” said Bob Kramlich, Vice President of Business Development for Ascent, LLC. “Our ATL1 data center has rack-ready space immediately available with the runway to support significant expansion. Our customers have many carrier options to choose from when they come to our data centers and thanks to our great partner at FiberLight, we were able to put together a dynamic solution to support the City of Roswell for years to come.”

FiberLight says its dark fiber solutions give organizations the ability to own, build, expand, and control networks faster than building new fiber routes and fulfill the need for continuous bandwidth growth at predictable costs.

“We’re thrilled to continue to serve as a trusted partner for the City of Roswell,” concluded Marc Dyman, Chief Revenue Officer of FiberLight. “The city’s dark fiber network expansion paves the way for its digital future and delivers critical capabilities to its residents. We continue to see an increase in local governments turning to dark fiber to control their network operations and cost in response to increasing network demands. Roswell is another great use case that has the potential to inspire other communities as they look toward building their own smart and connected city strategies for the future.”

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