ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WWJ) — Rochester, N.Y.-based Fibertech Networks says it plans to install more than 750 route miles of new fiber optic cable in Detroit and its suburbs.

Fibertech’s initial network will pass through numerous suburban communities, including Trenton, Canton Township, Dearborn, Southfield, Warren, Troy and Chesterfield Township, among others.

It marks the company’s 30th U.S. metro network, all constructed and operated by Fibertech.

“This is a major expansion for Fibertech and an important step in our development as one of the largest and fastest growing metro fiber providers in the eastern U.S.,” said John K. Purcell, chairman and CEO of Fibertech, adding that the move was “an economic development initiative that we believe will help foster telecom competition, and business and employment growth.”

The company’s service offering encompasses both dark fiber and optical broadband options to area businesses that have predominately used traditional carriers and lines in the past. The company’s services include point-to-point and multi-point Ethernet service in speeds ranging from 5 megabits per second to 100 gigabits per second; DWDM; dedicated Internet access; and collocation.

In addition to Detroit, Fibertech has networks operational in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Indianapolis; Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo, Ohio ; Providence, R.I.; Hartford, Bridgeport, Stamford, Danbury, New London and New Haven, Conn.; Springfield and Worcester, Mass.; Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Binghamton, White Plains, and Albany, N.Y.; Wilmington, Del.; Montgomery County, Md.; Trenton, Newark and Atlantic City, N.J.; and Philadelphia.

“This new network expansion is a natural 2013 extension of our market footprint given our growing presence in the Midwest and, most recently, our extension into five new markets in Ohio including Toledo,” added Purcell.

Fibertech was founded in May 2000, has built metro-area fiber networks in 29 mid-size markets in the eastern United States, and is led by Court Square Capital Partners of New York City. The company currently owns and operates a fiber optic network of more than 9,500 route miles, which contains more than 8,100 on-net locations with nearly 2,100 cell sites with its fiber-only network infrastructure.

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