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New $40M fiber-optics network to run through Jacksonville

10:59 PM, May 29, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Fiber-optic cables being installed in Miami are the start of a new network will run through Jacksonville, according to First Coast News' partner The Florida Times-Union. 

The new system will bring higher speeds for Internet users, more capacity for data-hungry companies and a likely increase in high-tech jobs for the First Coast area.

Allied Fiber LLC has started the $40 million project, which will run cables from Miami to Atlanta, according to the T-U.

It's the first phase of a five-phase national project, with the 754-mile path retracing railroad routes, which the company uses because they connect cities, communities and locales.

Just like the railways brought new commerce through town, the new fiber-optic network will bring an enhanced high-tech haul to the area.

The network-neutral system can be used by telephone and wireless carriers, cable companies and other businesses.

Florida Times-Union

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