We are excited to share that the City of Westminster, Maryland broke ground Monday on the construction of a citywide fiber optic network. The initial phase of the project is intended to serve two distinct pilot areas, which will encompass both residential and business customers. The City fully funded construction of the open-access network, which is intended to reach “to the curb” within the right-of-way adjacent to every business and residence, and “to the premises” in certain locations. The citywide deployment is expected to require approximately 80 route miles of new fiber optic infrastructure.
Because the City is acting as the infrastructure provider and absorbing associated costs, there is a chance in Westminster for a network operator and potentially several service providers to gain entry into what can be a challenging market. We are pleased that we were able to assist Westminster in their pursuit of this construction, and we celebrate their efforts. Below are some official photos of the groundbreaking!