Windstream Wholesale cites progress with its CanAm2 fiber build, a 440-mile, long-haul route comprising 432 new fibers from Montreal, Canada, through Albany, New York, and on to New York City.
A major construction milestone between the New York state border and Montreal, Canada, is now complete and open for business.
Windstream Wholesale’s CanAm2 employs a distinctive cross-border architecture that offers increased availability of dark fiber, meets the growing demand for high-capacity transport from customers, and has already been purchased by several major hyperscalers to gain a competitive advantage. CanAm2 provides a new and unique route design that will link Montreal and New York City while also providing access to networks in Boston, Massachusetts, via Albany, another critical network junction supporting the westbound corridor to Buffalo, New York, and connection points west.
Windstream Wholesale credits its progress on the CanAm2 route to leveraging two key qualified partnerships:
- Telecon, an industry-leading North American telecom infrastructure turnkey solutions provider, for the route build within Canada, and
- HYLAN, a leading provider of full-service turnkey communications solutions, for the route build within the U.S., from the Canadian border to New York City.
“The Windstream and Telecon teams have been collaborating very efficiently on the CanAm2 project, always seeking ways to innovate to ensure the delivery of a high-quality network. Telecon built the Canadian part of the conduit used to deploy fiber on this project in prior years, so this partnership felt particularly natural. Our seasoned long-haul construction team has been highly engaged and proud to be part of this important initiative. We look forward to pursuing our collaboration,” said Jason Garner, vice president of Infrastructure at Telecon.