Harbor Link Holdings LLC, a Maryland-based telecommunications infrastructure company, announced Thursday that it has begun construction of new fiber optic infrastructure connecting the cities of Alexandria and Ashburn in Virginia.
Licensing agreement issued by City of Alexandria enables eight-lane fiber infrastructure, expanding 60-mile conduit construction of Harbor Link along Interstate 95 and Maryland Route 97 which has begun construction in January.
Similar to the I-95 and Md. 97 route, this new conduit includes a conduit for fiber optic cables to enable high-speed, multi-lane connectivity in the major markets of Arlington and Alexandria. The underground infrastructure system will provide local and long distance dark fiber capacity with easy access points to enable connectivity to connect data centers and bridge the digital divide for underserved communities.
The new Alexandria fiber conduit will play an important role in the Potomac River crossing of Harbor Link, connecting Washington and Baltimore to the northern Virginia region, strengthening connectivity between Arlington, Alexandria and Ashburn with diverse and redundant routes .
The Northern Virginia region is home to the largest data center and network connectivity hub in the world. transmission and data security. Harbor Link’s vision is to connect diverse underserved areas across Maryland, Washington and Virginia via an all-new single, fully diverse continuous network route.
Harbor Link infrastructure projects provide much-needed route diversity to support track resiliency and provide sub-millisecond end-to-end connectivity between Baltimore and the data center capital of Northern Virginia in the States -United. Future phases will consist of network extensions further into Virginia, Delaware and other parts of the Mid-Atlantic region.
Harbor Link is also partnered with Harbor Peak Network Solutions LLC, which is building a six-mile ring in the Ashburn area, providing access to area data centers.