Core Internet Backbone:
National Tier 1 Markets ( the top 50 Metropolitan Statistical Areas) are interconnected by next generation fiber systems capable of carrying massive amounts of bandwidth.
Non-Existent in West Virginia
- West Virginia is an underserved state with no core Internet backbone facilities.
- Broadband Expansion cannot flourish without Internet backbone expansion.
Current Legacy System in Northern WV:
West Virginia markets are limited by legacy transport solutions that are costly and lack the technical abilities to deliver next-generation services currently available in national Tier 1 markets.
View After Internet Backbone Expansion:
By expanding core Internet backbone facilities into West Virginia, this true Middle-Mile plan will enable hundreds of West Virginia markets with next-generation solutions while minimizing barriers that have inhibited broadband expansion in our State.
The Current West Virginia State Plan
Isolated Fiber Assets
Assets Transferred to Frontier
Minimal Benefits Realized
Provides ZERO long-term benefits
What a True Middle Mile Solution Looks Like
Advanced Next Gen Technology
Highly Cost Efficient
Extends National Backbone into WV
Data Super Highway
100% Open Access
Grows Denser with Time