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Fiber-optics company to bring faster data services to under-served
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Crews have been working for some time now burying black cable along U.S. Highway 59. This fiber-optic line is part of a project by FiberLight, a company working to connect cities like Corpus Christi and Houston to improve the digital infrastructure of South Texas.
Crews have been working for some time now burying black cable along U.S. Highway 59. This fiber-optic line is part of a project by FiberLight, a company working to connect cities like Corpus Christi and Houston to improve the digital infrastructure of South Texas.
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Bee-Picayune staff

BEEVILLE – Motorists have been watching for weeks now as crews have buried long black cables along U.S. Highway 59 east of the city.

The work continues not just to Goliad but along at least to Victoria.

This cable, which is actually a fiber-optic type of line, is part of work being done by FiberLight.

This company recently announced that it had completed more than 4,500 miles of its planned 8,000-mile expansion across the central and western regions of Texas.

FiberLight intends to install an additional 2,000 route miles this year that will bring much-needed high-speed data transport services to under-served areas and will continue to support wireless backhaul demands throughout the state.

The company spokeswoman, Jennifer Handshew, declined for now to say much about the work, directing questions to Ron Kormos, president of Texas operations with FiberLight. Kormos was not available Thursday to talk in detail about the work.

However, information from the company’s news release department identified the digital connection of cities like Corpus Christi and Houston.

FiberLight is a provider of fiber-optic based, high performance networking services for telecom carriers, government, enterprise, content providers and web-centric businesses.

FiberLight owns more than 500,000 miles of fiber networks in more than 44 key growth areas in U.S. cities and towns within Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C., offering wide area networking options at layers 1, 2 and 3 to major commercial hubs throughout the country.

But what is fiber-optic cable?

Fiber-optic lines are strands of optically pure glass as thin as a human hair that carry digital information over long distances. They are also used in medical imaging and mechanical engineering inspection.
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