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Fiber cable project advances with land purchase

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SummitIG closed on a parcel in the Quantico Corporate Center for a utility facility this week.

The Northern Virginia-based firm that augments and installs network infrastructure and provides connectivity, is laying dark fiber cables along the Interstate 95 corridor, making high-speed Internet more accessible from Stafford County to Caroline County.

That means organizations that need a secure, high-speed connection, such as businesses, government contractors and universities, can get as large a connection as needed.

SummitIG made the deal with The Silver Cos. for an undisclosed amount to deliver new dark fiber to the mixed-use office park and the entire Quantico region.

According to Silver Companies vice president David Newman, the parcel, which is less than an acre, will allow SummitIG to regenerate the fiber’s signal in Stafford as it extends south.

It will also bring the line directly into the center, allowing companies to lease connection from SummitIG directly and offering businesses looking to move into the area an option for fast, secure broadband Internet.

The facility should be completed this fall.

“The dark fiber will provide virtually unlimited connectivity to tenants at QCCS. Our unique offering between Northern Virginia and Richmond passes through the heart of Stafford County and presents an opportunity to empower and support the growth of companies located within the region,” said Bill Cook, CEO of SummitIG. “The infrastructure has been designed to support other strategic facilities nearby, including an adjacent tract of land recently purchased by Stafford County for the development of its technology and research park initiative. We are happy to be part of the project that will have such a great impact on the region.”

SummitIG also closed with an individual landowner recently on a second regeneration facility location in Ruther Glen. The facilities are needed every 50 miles, or so, to boost signal.

Lindley Estes: 540/735-1976

lestes@freelancestar.com

 

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