United Fiber & Data Launches New Fiber-Optic Network

Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:15pm EST

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  YORK, PA, Feb 28 (Marketwire) -- 
United Fiber & Data (UFD) is proud to announce its plans for a new
fiber-optic network that will offer a redundant, highly available,
low-latency path from New York City and its surrounding areas to Ashburn,
Virginia, connecting top destinations for Internet peering and
high-bandwidth networking. 

    Founded in 2009, UFD has completed all necessary planning and has secured
rights of way for the first phase of construction and will break ground
on March 1. The company's high capacity, all-optical network will deliver
a complete suite of all-fiber networking and broadband solutions. UFD's
privately owned and operated network will provide customers with a
reliable Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network capable of
delivering services up to 100 Gbps.

    The UFD network will span more than 300 miles, stretching from New York
City to Ashburn, Virginia. It will interconnect with many of the key data
center, carrier interconnect and financial trading locations in the New
York/New Jersey and northern Virginia areas. Between those two locations,
the network will traverse diverse routes through New Jersey, Pennsylvania
and Maryland, bypassing the traditional I-95 route and instead stretching
through the central Pennsylvania cities of Allentown, Reading, Lancaster
and York. From there, the network will travel to Frederick, Maryland and
into Ashburn, Virginia.

    Due to its diverse routing, the UFD network has incorporated both logical
and physical diversity into its plan, dramatically increasing its
reliability. Despite a longer physical path, the network is designed to
deliver the lowest latency possible, powered by some of the industry's
most advanced equipment. The additional capacity will drive local and
regional commerce and community access, offering more bandwidth
flexibility for businesses along or near the network build. 

    Three members of the multi-platinum band +LIVE+ are major investors in
this new network. "The band members are dedicated to their hometown
communities in Pennsylvania, and it is their intent to give back to this
region that still supports them heavily," states William Hynes, Founder
and member of the Board of Directors for UFD. "+LIVE+ band members Chad
Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Gracey are honored to be part of this
venture, as the new network will provide community access, increase job
opportunities and stimulate the local economy."

    Today's unveiling of the United Fiber & Data network is accompanied by a
full afternoon and evening of events at the Strand Capitol Performing
Arts Center in York, Pennsylvania, hosted by Think Loud Development, LLC.
Members of +LIVE+ will be in attendance at the Strand to sign autographs
and greet fans. Michael and Marco Andretti, the father-son duo of the
legendary racing dynasty, will also be onsite with several Indy cars.
Additionally, two-time Emmy award-winning violinist, Damien Escobar, will
be in attendance as part of the meet-and-greet activities. Escobar will
also play at an invitation-only VIP reception later Thursday evening. 

    Think Loud Development, founded in 2011 by CEO William Hynes, has quickly
established itself as a market leader in commercial land, lease and
development projects that serve to enhance culture, civic pride and
environment. With 450,000 square feet in ongoing construction, the
company is drastically impacting the local communities of York, Allentown
and Reading, Pennsylvania with more than $50 million in current

    The internationally celebrated musical offerings of +LIVE+ have impacted
the lives of over 60 million music fans. Having performed for more than
16 million concert attendees, selling over 22 million albums throughout
their career, +LIVE+ have earned global recognition and become one of the
most successful and influential bands to emerge from the 90's music
scene. Accolades include "Rock Artist of the Year" by SPIN, Rolling Stone
and Billboard.

    About United Fiber & Data
 Founded in 2009, United Fiber & Data (UFD)
offers a complete suite of all-fiber networking and broadband solutions.
From Dark Fiber to Ethernet, Wavelengths and Internet Access, UFD's
privately-owned and operated network provides customers with a reliable,
low-latency DWDM fiber network. UFD's network is diverse to single points
of failure between New York City and northern Virginia. Enterprise
companies, financial institutions, government and carriers can utilize
UFD's unique, diverse fiber routes for fast and secure network
connectivity opportunities. For more information, visit www.unitedfd.com. 


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