Everstream to Invest USD 27 Million to Expand Fiber Network

By Telecom Tech Outlook | Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Everstream's entire network will consist of more than 560 miles en route to creating a dense metro network covering the greater Milwaukee area by 2020. According to the company, the first 172 network miles will be going online by the end of this month

FREMONT, CA: Cleveland-based Everstream is set to invest USD 27 million to expand its fiber network in the metro Milwaukee area ahead of next year's Democratic National Convention. The expansion will include two fiber rings that encircle the western suburbs and touch the west part of downtown Milwaukee. Everstream's entire network will consist of more than 560 miles en route to creating a dense metro network covering the greater Milwaukee area by 2020. According to the company, the first 172 network miles will be going online by the end of this month.

“Milwaukee was recently named one of the Top 50 Places to Start a Business by Inc. magazine and will soon host one of the largest gatherings held every four years the Democratic National Convention,” said Everstream President and CEO Brett Lindsey. The Milwaukee network expansion will also include the construction of new small cell sites to provide high-bandwidth connectivity to the city and businesses. These small cell sites will also help to deliver increased bandwidth and data required to support the upcoming DNC. The increased fiber capabilities will serve the company well once 5G services rollout.

“These growing businesses and large-scale events need greater access to high-capacity fiber connectivity to be successful, and Everstream’s network was built from the ground up for businesses requiring reliability, speed, and scale," Lindsey said. "Milwaukee companies are already excited to have access to another option for connectivity. This will provide these organizations, as they scale, with direct access to our more than 10,000 route miles of fiber and connections to dozens of data centers throughout the Midwest."

The newly expanded network will connect the Milwaukee data center with across 36 data centers across the Midwest. Everstream also opened a new downtown office in Milwaukee that will grow to more than 20 new team members, including a sales team and engineers. The company's enterprise-grade network delivers a range of fiber-based services, including dedicated Internet access, dark fiber, Ethernet, and data center solutions, to businesses with low latency speeds of up to 100 Gbps.