Connecting the nation
with dark fiber

about us

FTS Fiber is a dark fiber provider offering carrier-class network infrastructure in both rural areas and major markets of the United States. We produce reliable and secure, neutral fiber paths for various network operators and business sectors, including content and internet providers, healthcare, education, government and real estate developers. Our network is constructed with state of the art fiber to deliver the lowest attenuation and latency possible with improved OSNR and BER, reducing the need for amplification.

Sectors

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Real Estate Developers

Broadband connectivity is a key selling point in today’s real estate market, with 1 in 10 prospective buyers turning down a sale because of poor Internet access. Installing dark fiber will increase your property value, attract new potential buyers and leverage you above your competitors.

Healthcare

With nearly 85% of physicians using electronic health records, there is an increased demand for hospitals to have the capability to store and transfer large amounts of medical data. Dark fiber allows you to keep up with constantly evolving technology and improve communication both internally and externally, ultimately resulting in better patient care. You can rely on a secure network for confidential medical information and get accurate results in the hands of your patients faster than before.

Rural Areas

Dark fiber can lead to unlimited opportunities for small towns and rural areas across the United States. Increased broadband and higher connectivity speeds encourage economic development, new business growth and job creation. Bringing fiber to your community also allows easier access to healthcare and services, leading to a better quality of life for local residents.

Data Centers

According to the US Department of Energy, up to 3% of the world’s total power is used by data centers. By using FTS carrier-neutral dark fiber in your center, you will attract new customers and be able to provide a variety of bundled options and packages for existing customers. You will also have the flexibility to control exactly how your network is used and maintained.

Government

Whether it’s at the local, state or federal level, government needs access to high speed broadband networks and the capability to transfer data securely. With dark fiber from FTS, your city or town will benefit from quicker emergency response times, more efficient alert systems and new technology and opportunities, thus improving the lives of your constituents.

Enterprise

Now more than ever, businesses are relying on big data to leverage marketing efforts and increase profits. In fact, according to a Baseline study, the average Fortune 100 company can see over $65 million in additional income with just a 10% increase in data accessibility. It’s no secret that high speed, secure data transfer is a must in today’s market, which is what FTS can provide with our dark fiber networks. We will build you a low latency, cost-effective solution that allows for nearly unlimited bandwidth with minimal risk and customizable options.

Content Providers

Every minute, 1.3 million pieces of content are shared on Facebook, 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube, and over 400,000 tweets are sent. With virtually unlimited bandwidth, our dark fiber solution will help you distribute and store high quality content for your users at faster speeds.

Subsea Cables

With over 40% of the world's population using the Internet, there is an increasing demand for global connectivity. Our dark fiber backhaul from cable landing station in Virginia Beach will help you bridge the continental gap and meet your communication needs faster and securely.


how we serve our customers
  • Privacy
    FTS Fiber builds dedicated, point-to-point fiber connections to expand your networking capabilities.

  • Security
    FTS Fiber constructs diverse fiber paths to assure your network is safe and protected.

  • Neutrality
    FTS Fiber holds a neutral stance, allowing all carriers to access our fiber.

  • Cost
    FTS Fiber offers cost-effective rates to help you meet your budget.

our team

Sue Hageman
VP, Sales

Sue Hageman joined FTS Fiber in March 2016 and is a veteran of over 25 years in the Telecommunications industry. Sue will take an active Sales focus in expanding the client base, building penetration thus growing the revenue for FTS Fiber. Her career with facility based carriers started in 1993 with MFS. She then went to the start up carrier of Looking Glass Networks where she sold some of the largest dark fiber networks for the company. After the acquisition by Level 3, she went to FiberGate where her tenure had the largest impact for a small regional dark fiber provider. She grew the network from approximately 270-route miles to over 700-route mile, and grew the on-net building list from 135-building to over 340-buildings. She diversified the account base of a government focused company to include a balance of carriers, large enterprise companies, all while continuing to expand the government footprint and growing annual revenue. More recently she was the VP Mid Atlantic and Government Markets for FiberLight.

George Tully
VP, Carriers/International

George Tully joined FTS Fiber in December 2015 as a founding member and is a veteran of 25 years in the Telecommunications industry. After working with Sprint in a variety of executive positions, he joined UUNET and managed the Latin America/Caribbean regions offering the UUNET suite of services for a full decade. He then joined the Carlyle Group and was responsible for opening the Miami Exchange Data Center and offering colocation services for CRGWest facilities including 1275 K Street in Washington, DC. He has worked with a variety of dark fiber and data center providers in sales management to support customers’ specific requirements.

Adam Noll
CCO

Adam Noll is a founding member of FTS Fiber and joins the company with 25 years of telecom experience. Prior to joining FTS Fiber, he held various management roles with major companies, both large and small within the industry. He comes from a diverse background with experience in physical infrastructure, network equipment, manufacturing and support, as well as carrier operations. In this new role, Mr. Noll oversees marketing, product management, business development and sales, leading the company’s combined efforts to accelerate revenue growth and ensuring the integrated commercial success of the company’s dark fiber networks.

Brett Hill
CEO

Brett Hill is the founder and CEO of FTS Fiber. Prior to founding FTS Fiber, Mr. Hill served as COO of a highly competitive telecom company where he oversaw the construction, testing and turn-up of a 280 mile network through the Baltimore metropolitan area, from initial construction at start-up, to ownership transfer of $30MM asset. Mr. Hill has spent his entire career working with leading edge technologies, forming best practices for deployment. From the early days of VoIP to LTE technologies on US and Caribbean cell networks, Mr. Hill has been an innovator of service strategies. Today, Mr. Hill is focusing on the growing bandwidth demands, and creating the fiber infrastructure necessary to support the needs of neighborhoods, schools and businesses.







2016 CONFERENCES & EVENTS

UPCOMING


INCOMPAS Fall Conference
October 23-26 | Dallas, TX

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MACo 2016
PTC 2016
IBTUF
MetroConnect USA
Latam 2016
Gigabit Cities Live
Broadband Communities 2016
Telecom Exchange
WAN Summit New York
INCOMPAS
NAB Show
AFCEA
ITW 2016
Big Communications Event
MML Annual Convention


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