CenturyLink wraps New York metro fiber expansion, expands on-net building reach

CenturyLink has completed the build-out of a new metro fiber loop in Greenwich, Connecticut, capping off a series of network expansions throughout the East Coast during the past year.

Besides Greenwich, CenturyLink also completed fiber loop builds in three other areas: Hartford and Norwalk, Connecticut, and White Plains, New York.

A key focus of this fiber expansion is on extending its services and fiber network to more area business customers.

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On the fiber side, these expansions provide business customers additional network diversity and increased capacity. The metro fiber loop in Greenwich enables CenturyLink to add approximately 20 Class A office buildings to its on-net portfolio, for example.

Additionally, this network expansion strengthens CenturyLink’s geographic fiber routes, points of presence (POPs) and carrier diversity. What will also help CenturyLink stand out from the competition is that it is one of the few companies with operations in this area to provide fiber routes going north, south and over Long Island Sound.

"Our expanded network provides businesses in Greenwich with local network infrastructure and support alongside global connectivity, creating a gateway for information exchange across the region and around the world,” said Carl Bonitz, general manager for New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island for CenturyLink, in a release.

These routes will support CenturyLink’s global product portfolio, additional business continuity disaster recovery (BCDR) services.

As part of this expansion, CenturyLink can deliver up to 100 Gbps speeds for business internet and data in addition to CenturyLink's full enterprise product and services portfolio which includes: global networking, cloud, hybrid IT, SD-WAN, security, voice, video, data, hosting, big data analytics, IT consulting, managed services and global data centers.

A map of CenturyLink and Level 3's network

While local fiber penetration is certainly a key element of this latest network expansion, the service provider positions itself to Following the completion of the Level 3 Communications acquisition late last year, CenturyLink's fiber network now consists of 450,000 route miles with connections in 500 major cities worldwide.