2014-2016 - Expansions and Improvements Abound
As our initial 8,000-mile network expansion wrapped with nearly 1,000 cell towers connected across the state Texas, FBL began to eye additional opportunities to enrich our network and robust service offerings. Network upgrades included a core expansion in our South Florida market and cutting-edge network monitoring and alerting systems across our national footprint. Once those projects were done, we turned our eye once again to expansion, announing two new initiatives in May 2016. First, we unveiled a new expansion plan to connect the Texas Valley in the south with the state's larger cities, such as Dallas, Houston and San Antionio. Second, we announced 100G long-haul connectivity between data centers in all our major markets, including Washington, D.C, Miami, Dallas and Atlanta.
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2012-2013 - FBL Begins 8,000 Mile Expansion Project in Texas
FBL began construction on a planned 8,000-mile network expansion in Texas to support the needs of the growing wireless backhaul industry in 2012. In addition to implementing one of the largest fiber construction projects in the US, FBL also introduced its 100Gig DASH long-haul network and its plans to reinforce its Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston core networks. By the end of 2013, FBL completed 4,500 miles of its Texas expansion, connecting 400 cell towers.
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2010 - FBL Adds Network in Mid-Atlantic and South East Regions, Unveils Dedicated IP Product
Continuing its trend of organic growth and significant network expansion, FBL completed 105 miles of additional network in Maryland, began construction between Culpeper and Charlottesville in Virginia and added an additional 30 fiber miles in South Florida. In addition, FBL introduced its own Internet Protocol (IP) backbone product, enabling high-speed IP connectivity for enterprise customers in all of FBL's metro networks.
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2009 - FBL Expands Network, Services and Sales
FBL secured a number of corporate wins in 2008 with the purchase of a 20-mile network in Waco, TX, the addition of Texas long-haul services to its product line and the completion of a 132-mile network between Washington, DC and Culpeper, VA. Financially, FBL grew 112% in 2009.
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2008 - FBL Grows Revenue, Market Reach
Capitalizing on its key market footprints in Washington D.C., Dallas, Miami and Atlanta, FBL grew revenue by 80% and added over 10% in new fiber route miles to its total inventory in one year.
2007 - FBL Unveils Transport Services
FBL partnered with Fujitsu to launch a full line of managed optical transport services, designed to leverage its significant fiber assets in 8 core metro areas.
2005 - XFG Spins Off from Xspedius and Rebrands Company as FiberLight, LLC
After being purchased by internal leadership and Thermo Telecom Partners, XFG restructured and eliminated all of its previous debts while rebranding the company as FiberLight, LLC (FBL).
2003-2004 - XFG Secures Contract With Department of Homeland Security
After winning a $6 million contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), XFG partnered with Capstone Systems, Turin and Harris to provide a complete turn-key solution for DHS in support of a number of government agencies and other customers.
2002 - ACSI NT Becomes Xspedius Fiber Group
Xspedius Management Corp (Xspedius) purchased ACSI NT and renamed the company Xspedius Fiber Group (XFG). XFG expanded its service offerings to include complete splicing services.
2001 - $300 million in Sales
ACSI NT completed a global positioning satellite (GPS) survey of its networks and brought its locating activities in-house. ACSI reached a $300 million aggregate sales milestone from its dark fiber and innerduct sales.
In addition, ACSI NT began offering 24×7 network monitoring services to observe customer networks in real-time and provide immediate updates to the appropriate operations center.
1999 - $100 million in Sales; ACSI Expands to Major US Markets
Just over a year following its creation, ACSI NT reached a milestone of $100 million in sales, serving a variety of customers such as leading telecommunications carriers, Internet service providers (ISPs), utilities, corporations, municipalities and school districts.
Also in 1999, ACSI NT began new fiber optic construction projects in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Tampa. These activities attracted customers seeking connectivity between their own locations and Local Serving Offices (LSOs), Interexchange Carrier POPs, Carrier Hotels and Carrier Neutral Facilities.
1998 - ACSI Becomes e.spire Communications, Creates ACSI NT
Anticipating the opportunities that a newly deregulated telecom industry would bring, ACSI made two significant changes. First, leadership changed the company name to e.spire Communications (e.spire) and launched its new identity as an Integrated Communications Provider (ICP). Second, the newly named e.spire spun off the successful infrastructure division to create a wholly-owned subsidiary named ACSI Network Technologies, Inc. (ACSI NT) to pursue network development activities. ACSI NT drew upon e.spire's established good will and its own expertise to offer customers quality network infrastructure products unique in the market.
1994 - ACSI Creates Infrastructure Division
ACSI formed an internal division to plan, design and build the telecommunications infrastructure required to support its high growth strategy. This division was responsible for the most rapid network deployment in the CLEC industry—building more than 1,000 miles of telecommunications network infrastructure in 30 cities over 30 months.
1993 - ACSI Founded
American Communications Services, Inc. (ACSI) was founded as a Competitive Access Provider (CAP). After its formation, ACSI quickly became one of the fastest growing providers of voice, data and internet services in the United States.