The Business Need
The world’s largest online digital companies rely on diverse, scalable, reliable, and secure transport between their data centers in major metropolitan markets. This highly capital intensive data center infrastructure requires new and unique fiber connectivity options to ensure that data center stays online and performing in even the most disastrous of scenarios. Additionally, broadband providers need high-capacity connectivity between smaller markets and major city internet connection points.
The Social Need
When the first long-haul fiber routes were built in the 1990s, fiber route developers bypassed rural and tribal communities for financial and expediency reasons. This created technology deserts containing rural communities that are too far from those existing backbones to provide affordable, high speed broadband services to residential and commercial users in those rural markets. The Arcadian route development strategy solves this middle mile/fiber backhaul problem for the hundreds of rural communities along the new Arcadian fiber routes.
Arcadian’s Solution & Social Mission
Data Center connectivity is generally fed with fiber from a small handful of providers, often along common routes. By building completely unique fiber routes through rural and tribal lands, large internet technology companies receive the diverse connectivity they require for their data centers. When an Arcadian fiber route is completed, rural and tribal communities will be more affordably served by local broadband providers, creating opportunities for economic development, distance learning, and telemedicine.