Horizon, a facilities-based, fiber-optic broadband service provider based in Ohio with expanding services across the U.S. Midwest, on Mar. 2 announced it has acquired Infinity Fiber, LLC, anchoring the provider's continued expansion strategy into Indiana.
The acquisition provides connectivity to multiple data centers in Indiana and augments Horizon's existing fiber infrastructure in downtown Indianapolis and Bloomington, Indiana. Infinity Fiber's long-haul network adds about 450 route miles to Horizon's existing 4,500 miles of fiber. Horizon can now offer connectivity on a unique fiber route from Chicago's 350 E. Cermak data center to South Bend, Indiana and Indianapolis, which will tie back to Horizon's fiber backbone in Columbus, Ohio.
"Horizon is excited about acquiring Infinity Fiber to further cement our market expansion plan for Indiana," said Jim Capuano, chief executive officer for Horizon. He added, "The Infinity network complements our existing fiber assets in the Indianapolis market, while also providing native connectivity to the region's data centers. The combined network assets accelerate our plans for Indiana significantly. Our aggressive strategy for expansion and innovation is what has made us a premier fiber-optic broadband partner, and we continue to take the next steps to grow our high-quality, highly reliable services across the Midwest."
Horizon said it will be offering speeds up to 400 Gbps, and soon, 800 Gbps across its entire network, including connectivity to Chicago and data centers in between, for carrier and enterprise customers, along with fiber connectivity in and around buildings throughout downtown Indianapolis.
"This unique asset is a game changer for our presence in Indiana," commented Glenn Lytle, Chief Revenue Officer for Horizon. "We'll be able to better serve our wholesale and carrier partners with a unique fiber route from Columbus, Ohio through Indianapolis to Chicago, as well as offer downtown Indianapolis enterprise customers direct cloud connectivity, Internet, Ethernet, and Hosted Voice products over our first-class fiber network."
The acquisition has closed, and Horizon anticipates the network to be ready for services by Q2 2021. Operating 5,000 route miles of fiber, Horizon provides high-quality connectivity solutions for small to large enterprise and wholesale carrier customers, where high-reliability and high availability are critical. Learn more at www.HorizonConnects.com.