Earthlink Completes 500 Mile Tennessee Fiber Run
With the Help of Recovery Act Stimulus Funds
Earthlink has spent the last few years exploring every possible solution in an effort to get around the competition firewall erected by incumbent carriers, ranging from city Wi-Fi efforts to broadband over powerline technology. None of those worked, and not that long ago Earthlink was trying to remain afloat by refocusing on dial-up
. In a bit of good news for the company, it appears they've just announced
the completion of a new broadband project that delivers 500 miles of fiber to under-served regions of Tennessee. The project was funded thanks to $9.4 million in federal stimulus by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and it appears that Earthlink is focusing on serving businesses and community anchor institutions, as well as 10 Gbps broadband interconnection to other carriers.