US Signal Announces Major Expansion in Illinois and St. Louis

US Signal Continues Midwest Expansion -- Eight New Markets in 18 Months.

Aug 31, 2010, 06:00 ET from US Signal

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Rapids-based US Signal has been a pioneer of connectivity for more than a decade.  A leading data service provider in the Midwest, the company today announced that it is significantly expanding its long-haul fiber network in Southern and Central Ill., St. Louis, Mo. and Southern Indiana.  The expansion includes central offices in the cities listed below. The announcement continues the Company's expansion into Illinois, following network growth in Chicago in March 2008 and 2009. During the last 18 months the company has added eight new markets in the Midwest.

This expansion will add approximately 1,000 miles of long-haul fiber to the US Signal network. The expansion is part of US Signal's commitment to being the most dependable, flexible, and reliable provider of data bandwidth in the Midwest. As the nature of the work environment evolves to embrace mobility, people can remain connected and have access to the information they need when they need it, using the stable network provided by US Signal.

Newest POPs include:

  • Bloomington, Ill. (BLTNILXD)
  • Peoria, Ill. (PEORILPJ)
  • Springfield, Ill. (SPFDILES)
  • Mattoon, Ill. (MTONILXC)
  • Centralia, Ill. (CENLILCE)
  • St. Louis, Mo. (STLSMO01 and STLSMOZC)
  • Terre Haute, Ind. (TRRHINXA)

"This expansion is critical to US Signal's philosophy of connecting key markets with advanced data transport services," says Kirk Dombek, director of business development.  "The recently added long haul routes enable US Signal to deliver Virtual Ethernet Service, which provides access to a fully meshed, scalable and reliable network to support any data bandwidth solution."

According to Dombek, "The value of Ethernet for businesses is the ability to mix and match any of the available Ethernet access types not only in metro areas, but also across the entire US Signal footprint. Virtual Ethernet Service reduces the complexity of a customer's network configuration and, therefore, interface costs are greatly reduced and multiple access types are created."  

US Signal's network now includes more than 7,000 route miles of long-haul fiber and more than 900 miles of fiber optic metro rings in 22 markets connecting regions in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri. The US Signal network provides on-off ramps comprised of major carrier hotel locations, incumbent telephone company central offices and other lit buildings.

About US Signal

The US Signal network, the largest in the Midwest, includes more than 900 route miles of fiber optic metro rings in 22 markets and over 7,000 route miles of long-haul fiber connecting more than 150 on-off ramps, comprising major carrier hotel locations, incumbent telephone company central offices and other lit buildings.

SOURCE US Signal