Everstream starts 5G fiber builds in 7 Midwest U.S. markets

Jan. 14, 2021
Planned expansion in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio will support 5G rollout plans for wireless carriers.
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Business-only fiber network Everstream on Jan. 12 announced fiber builds in seven Midwest U.S. markets, helping to connect more than 2,000 macro cell towers and serving the fiber to the tower requirements of wireless carriers as they build out their 5G networks.

The network builds are part of Everstream’s strategy to install up to 3,000 new route miles of fiber in its Midwest footprint in 2021.

Totaling more than 1,000 route miles and providing businesses access to reliable, high-capacity connectivity, Everstream says the new networks will serve the cities of Fort Wayne and South Bend, Indiana; Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; and Cincinnati, Dayton, and Toledo, Ohio. The multi-city buildout allows Everstream to provide enterprises in these markets high-capacity connectivity as they scale.

The provider notes that a significant amount of fiber is required to connect 5G base stations to carriers’ networks and for backhaul services. Well-positioned to meet the need, Everstream will provide high-capacity fiber from its core network to the cell tower at 100 Gbps+, providing the flexibility carriers need to scale their networks as demand grows.

As cited by Everstream, according to the Ericsson Mobility Report, "5G is entering the next phase, when many new devices and end-user applications will emerge to make the most out of the technological benefits that access to high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity provides." Ericsson reports that as of the end of 2020, more than 220 million 5G subscriptions were expected worldwide. By 2026, 5G will account for an estimated 54 percent of total mobile data.

“Everstream continues to cement its position as the premier fiber provider in the Midwest,” commented Everstream's President and CEO, Brett Lindsey. “Demand for 5G services is just beginning and will require high-capacity fiber networks to support this growth. By architecting and building new fiber networks in these markets, we will help support the 5G initiatives of wireless carriers and serve enterprises for years to come.”

 To learn more, visit everstream.net/network-expansion.

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