Neutral Path Communications has added another segment of its dark fiber path, from Windom, Minn., to Omaha, Neb.–drawing closer to the completion of its contiguous, high-capacity dark-fiber backbone. Eventually, it will run from Minneapolis to Houston.
Construction of the segment is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The 240-mile build will interconnect existing paths in the Omaha metro area and southern Minnesota. Neutral Path is also nearing completion of its 39-mile Omaha high-capacity dark fiber metro build, which provides efficient access to several end points in and around Omaha, including data centers, tower locations, switching centers and the OmahaIX Internet Exchange located at 1623 Farnum.
“The segment was designed to save our customers capital and operating dollars and provide peace of mind by ensuring that we connect these points with the fewest miles and lowest loss ratios while also providing physical diversity from existing paths,” said Scott Bergs, Neutral Path’s CEO. “This route offers multiple options to reach major hubs in the Midwest with our high capacity, low-loss fiber,” said Tony Frentz, Neutral Path’s chief strategy officer. “Our dark fiber network will open up options for broadband providers, data centers and mobile backhaul throughout the area,” Frentz added.