FiberLight, LLC, a fiber infrastructure provider with more than 20 years of experience building and operating mission-critical, high-bandwidth networks, today announced its partnership with Encompass North America in Katy, Texas to bring its high bandwidth connectivity to previously underserved areas in southern Texas. FiberLight was responsible for connecting one data center and three towers so that residents in Fulshear, Wallis and Simonton, Texas, can receive high-speed internet access through Encompass North America.
In building off of its recent success across the state of Texas, FiberLight now provides Encompass customers with the ability to tap into its state-of-the-art fiber ring to address the needs of local customers that are looking for a wide variety of carrier and connectivity options. Encompass is providing superior internet and related services to rural customers that have been underserved by large providers. Connecting every customer to what matters most to them, wirelessly, is leveling the connectivity playing field for residents outside of major metropolitan areas.
FCC data shows that currently only 44 percent of U.S. residents have access to fiber networks, and in Texas nearly 56 percent of households have no broadband access. On the heels of the COVID pandemic, high-speed internet access has proven to be a core differentiating factor to those looking to access services, attend school and perform their jobs remotely. Encompass North America believes that all residents should have access to core services such as high-speed internet and is partnering with FiberLight to bring world-class broadband technology to make this a reality.
“The work being done by the team at Encompass North America is truly inspiring,” said Chris Rabii, FiberLight chief executive officer. “We are proud to have been selected as the fiber provider for this initial project in Wallis, Simonton and Fulshear, Texas. We look forward to enabling Encompass to bring new services and connectivity to each resident and commend them for looking where other providers won’t go.”
“If we’ve learned anything over the past 18 months it’s that high-speed internet is a required, core utility for every resident,” said Youllanda Driver, chief financial officer, Encompass North America. “We are excited to have connected our first data center with the initial three towers to bring this reality to our neighbors. The team at FiberLight has worked hard to make this a seamless and cost-effective option for our customers. We look forward to many more future engagements.”
FiberLight designs, builds and deploys mission-critical networks and responsive customer networks. It’s high-bandwidth fiber optic networks ensure seamless integration and interaction which gives our customers the speed they need where they are. The company currently has more than 10,000 fiber route miles throughout Texas.