A U.S.-based long-haul communications provider has expanded its fibre optic services to Canada to give more options to customers here.
First Communications LLC, an Akron, Ohio-based provider of long-haul and metro fibre network services, said Thursday it now links to three telecommunications hubs in Toronto to better service financial services customers and carriers who want low latency connectivity to hubs in New York City and New Jersey.
First Communications began its Canadian invasion last October, which it announced it was offering 1Gbps, 2.5G, 10G and 40G optical wave transport to Toronto.
First Communications also has routes to Chicago and Washington, D.C.
In addition to long-haul and fibre services, the company officers local exchange voice and data services in the U.S.
It says its network includes more than 600 on-net wire centres, 250,000 miles of fibre and 5,400 fibre-route miles. The fibre network includes approximately 500 metro route miles reaching more than 50 Tier 1, 2 and 3 markets.