1. Fairpoint Accelerates Its Fiber-to-the-Tower Plans

    Telecom Ramblings (Jan 11 2013)

    1. Fairpoint Accelerates Its Fiber-to-the-Tower Plans

      At the end of 2012, Fairpoint says it now has more than 950 wireless connection points on its fiber backhaul infrastructure. During 2013 they plan to increase that by 39% to 1,300 based on currently signed contracts. It should be noted that these connection points are not towers themselves, but virtual Ethernet pipes. The actual number of towers on-net is expected to reach about 1,000 by year’s end across their northern New England territory, which is more than 60% of the towers served in the region as I recall.

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