Atlantic Broadband has announced the closing of its acquisition of the South Florida fiber network previously owned by FiberLight, an industry leader in providing high-performance metro and long-haul fiber transport services.
Initially announced in January, the closing of this deal marks the addition of 350 route miles to Atlantic Broadband’s existing South Florida footprint, more than doubling its existing fiber footprint in the region while expanding by 30 percent its capacity to serve data center customers in the same geography.
As businesses continue to grow and rely more heavily on cloud environments for their daily operations, the company says, the need for greater bandwidth and reliability grows. The acquisition offers a great opportunity for businesses and carriers in the South Florida region as it allows Atlantic Broadband to bring significantly faster, more reliable and scalable fiber connectivity to the bustling area from downtown Miami to North Palm Beach.
“As the region grows and more businesses enter, we are excited that we can now offer this expanded fiber network,” said Rich Shea, president and chief executive officer, Atlantic Broadband. “Through this strategic partnership, we are giving businesses the ability to innovate, grow and contribute to the region’s economic growth – a commitment that we’ve made to South Florida and all the geographies we operate in.”
The acquisition follows a series of announcements Atlantic Broadband has made to improve its business services across all regions. Earlier this year, the organization announced the strategic acquisition of MetroCast Cable Systems, which enabled them to offer a diverse footprint extending up the East Coast from Florida to Maine. Atlantic Broadband business customers in all locations can expect continuous upgrades to services throughout the year reflecting the company’s commitment to its customers and service areas by improving business operations, productivity and community growth.