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Ron Kormos, President of TX Operations, Discusses Texas Expansion With KXDJ's Chris Samples

8/11/2014

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“We connect all the major cities,” Kormos said. “West Texas is 3,500 miles of the total build, but we are also building other parts of the state for a total of 8,000 mile project.”

Kormos added that 900 miles of the network will be based in the panhandle region. West Texas and the Panhandle areas are less connected than larger cities such as San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Austin, and the nearby cities and towns.

“Think of FiberLight as the highway builder,” Kormos said. “We build what we consider to be a highway of fiber where the major transport goes… It basically connects the state with a high-speed highway.”

Fiber optic cable is a growing industry, but there are still relatively few companies investing outside the DASH network. Adding FiberLight to the mix will drive positive competition for better technology, prices, and capability for the state of Texas.

“It will bring greater competition, faster bandwidth to customers, and this was fueled by wireless fiber to the tower,” Kormos said.

According to Kormos, one strand of fiber has the data transport capability of 3,600 strands of copper wire. This will benefit private companies who need secure, fast networks, as well everyday consumers who desire more content at faster speeds.

Kormos said the wireless industry is growing and changing rapidly. With the addition of fiber network and towers, more data will be offered over towers as an alternative to voice technology.

“Each year [since the mid-1980s] the capacity for fiber doubles, if not faster, because of the equipment being invented,” Kormos said about the developing technology. “They have not found a limitation on fiber yet.”

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