Fiber Network

MBC owns and operates more than 1,800 miles of open-access fiber optic network in 31 counties in Southern Virginia.  MBC owns the fiber sheath, the colocation facilities, and the electronics. MBC uses Ciena 6500 for SONET/TDM; Ciena Z-Series platform and Accedian for Layer 2 Ethernet Transport Network; and Infinera DTN for our 400Gb/s wavelength network and recently-installed the new DTN-X system, which provides 4 Terabits of transport capacity. 

MBC has fiber IRU agreements in place for diverse connections from the Southern Virginia regional network to Northern Virginia and key markets in the Southeastern United States: 

Equinix – Ashburn   |   Digital Realty – Atlanta   |   Terramark – Culpeper   |   QTS – Richmond

LONG-HAUL FIBER NETWORK LONG-HAUL FIBER NETWORK
LONG-HAUL FIBER NETWORK

MBC operates a Long-Haul Fiber Network for:
Optical transport to key peering hubs
Carrier neutral data centers
Carrier interconnection points

VIRGINIA FIBER NETWORK VIRGINIA FIBER NETWORK
VIRGINIA FIBER NETWORK

MBC has successfully designed, developed
and managed a shared infrastructure, open-access
fiber optic network in Southern Virginia
over the last 10 years.

PARTNERSHIPS PARTNERSHIPS
PARTNERSHIPS

MBC has ownership of and holds membership in regional fiber network partnerships like LIT Networks to provide connectivity to major peering points

Technical Details of the Network

144 strand SMF-28E fiber backbone, armored sheath protection

80% of network is underground construction, 20% aerial construction

Backbone node facilities are secured 12′ x 20′ concrete shelter buildings

200 and 300 amp DC power systems, battery backups, and emergency generators on-site

123
CONNECTED TOWERS
37
REGIONAL POPS
397
ON-NET BUILDINGS
51
COLOCATIONS

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Connected Towers
Regional POPs
On-Net Buildings
Colocations

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