AFS Optically Connects Carson City

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Expansive 5,760 Network Fiber Mile Build Creates a New Alternative Provider for Reliable Bandwidth in Washoe County.

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We have listened carefully to the requests of Carson City businesses

In response to recent customer demand, American Fiber Systems (AFS ) today announces the addition of 5,760 fiber miles of new network in Carson City, Nevada, marking the official opening of the 10th AFS location. By expanding their Reno footprint, AFS, the metro fiber connectivity leader intends to support the growing needs of enterprises and government entities in Carson City and meet the increasing demand for connectivity and bandwidth to and from the city. The development is tied to recent custom network architecture purchased by a large Nevada state government entity.

The network's ring is designed to accommodate a full range of managed services , including Ethernet speeds from 10Mb to 10Gb and dark fiber leases for local businesses, including several large casinos, college campuses, and medical facilities. The new unique fiber connection caters to nearly 100 targeted commercial buildings in the market.

"We have listened carefully to the requests of Carson City businesses," says Mike D'Angelo, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, American Fiber Systems. "From them, we have heard the resounding demand for a new alternative provider of reliable and cost effective bandwidth connections in the area. On top of that, these businesses want their bandwidth from a company that has earned a reputation for making it all very easy. We'll be reaching out to Carson City businesses to introduce ourselves as we are eager to show them what we can now offer."

American Fiber Systems provides metropolitan networking infrastructure, dark fiber and transport services to carriers and large and mid-sized enterprises in ten markets nationwide. For more information on the new network expansion in Carson City, visit http://www.americanfibersystems.com.

About American Fiber Systems:
American Fiber Systems (AFS) provides metropolitan fiber optical networking infrastructure , dark fiber and transport services to carriers and large enterprises. AFS enables its customers to easily and reliably connect to a city's most important points of communications presence; Internet Service Provider (ISP) and data center locations; Inter-exchange "carrier-hotels;" wireless providers and Fortune 1000 companies. AFS has deployed more than 1.2 million miles of high-capacity, high-bandwidth metropolitan fiber optic cable since 2000 in several cities, including Atlanta, Ga.; Boise, Idaho; Cleveland, Ohio; Kansas City, Kan./Mo.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Reno and Carson City Nev.; and Salt Lake City, Utah. AFS has more than 500 capacity enabled on-net buildings and supports an addressable market teledensity of more than $9 billion in annualized telecommunications services. AFS is a privately held venture-backed company led by Dave Rusin, who shares no-nonsense commentary on telecom at http://www.TelecomStraightShooter.com.

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