Surrey's AFL Partnering to Build New Fiber Network Between Vancouver and SeattleTuesday, February 26, 2019
241 km long Cascadia fiber project being engineered, designed, and constructed by AFL using AFL products
Vancouver, BC, February 26, 2019--(T-Net)--AFL, a global company with corporate offices in Surrey and over 450 employees in British Columbia, announced that, as part of a partnership with Cascadia Fibre Partners LLC, it will be engineering, designing, and constructing—as well as providing products for—a 241 km long fiber network starting at Vancouver's Harbour Centre and running to just outside of Seattle.
The full network will run to Seattle's Westin Building Exchange. Once complete, it will be the largest fiber network ever established between the two cities.
Joe Grech, President of AFL Network Services says, "We're really excited to contribute our engineering and construction management services, as well as AFL's world-class fiber optic cable and accessories for the Cascadia Fibre Partners' infrastructure project. With offices in both Vancouver and Seattle, we know first-hand the value that enhanced communications infrastructure will bring to the Pacific Northwest. We're proud to be part of the partnership that will provide increased capacity across the border, benefit communities across the entire region, and create new jobs across the area."
Cascadia Fibre Partners' initiative involves a series of collaborative projects spanning the Cascadia corridor between Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington.
The initiative embraces the concepts put forth under the Cascadia Innovation Corridor project being undertaken by various public and private sector organizations. The purpose of the Cascadia Innovation Corridor member companies is to develop regional business across the border between the Province of British Columbia, the State of Washington and AsiaPac.
"The Initiative being undertaken by Cascadia Fibre Partners is a critical next step forward in meeting the growing capacity demand north and south of the border," states Michael Boyle, Strategic Planning Director, Westin Building Exchange.
"Building an open cable allows for new entrants to thrive and new opportunities to come to fruition, whether it be through enhanced cloud services, support of the burgeoning BC media/ Visual Effects industry, or connecting Canada to the Asia Pacific capacity coming into North America through Seattle. The Initiative opens Canada up to extensive opportunities globally, and will greatly benefit the markets of Washington, BC and AsiaPac."
Marc Loustau, Senior Vice President, Business Development at AFL says the benefits go beyond major cities.
"Communities increasingly need improved, faster connectivity to meet the demands of schools, businesses, healthcare, and families. This project will allow those communities to introduce broadband and make it possible for residents to do more faster and more efficiently from their own communities."
The completion of the Cascadia network will benefit the citizens and businesses it connects by providing open access, competitive ultra-high-speed bandwidth to urban, sub-urban, and rural communities between Vancouver and Seattle on both sides of the border.
AFL connects customers around the world with innovative technologies, exceptional products and high-quality services. As a trusted partner, AFL engineers, provisions, builds, and provides products and services for customers' broadband networks. Its integrated solutions enable customers to grow, embrace new markets and technologies, and improve operating flexibility and performance.
To learn more about AFL, visit aflglobal.com.
About Cascadia Fibre Partners LLC
Cascadia Fibre Partners is an entity made up of Star America Cascadia, LLC and VariNet Services Inc. Cascadia Fibre Partners is working on a series of collaborative projects spanning the Cascadia bio-region corridor between Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington. The initial project is the design and construction of a high-speed fibre optic network connecting Vancouver, BC with Seattle, Washington. The broader initiative embraces the concepts put forth under the "Cascadia Innovation Corridor" project being undertaken by various public and private sector organizations, with its purpose being to develop regional business across the international border between the Province of British Columbia, the State of Washington and AsiaPac.
To learn more about Cascadia Fiber Projects please email firstname.lastname@example.org
AFL Media Contact:
Pamela Findling, Manager, Communications
Marc Loustau, Senior Vice President, Business Development
Cascadia Fibre Partners LLC Media Contact:
Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA)
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