WOW! Wholesale, a division of WOW! Business, is investing in a near-net fiber strategy to provide broadband access to more commercial buildings in 18 Midwest and Southeast markets, including Augusta, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Huntsville, Knoxville, St. Petersburg and 11 other metropolitan areas.
Establishing fiber-based network points-of-presence in hundreds of commercial buildings near its own metro Ethernet networks is intended to enable WOW! Wholesale to expand the addressable market for its service provider customers, along with increasing new business opportunities through WOW! Business direct and indirect sales channels. In the process, the company expects to better leverage its local fiber assets by driving more broadband traffic onto its metro Ethernet networks.
"By lighting more buildings near our own local fiber networks and revamping our pricing structure to make it more attractive and disruptive for wholesale and retail customers, we expect to significantly expand our metro Ethernet access business," said Jim Greene, Director, WOW! Wholesale. "As we establish fiber-based network points-of-presence in hundreds of commercial buildings in these 18 markets, high-speed dedicated Internet access, voice, data and cloud services will become available to the tenants located in those buildings."
WOW! Wholesale has already begun to implement its near-net fiber strategy by extending its fiber network to a number of buildings in the downtown Chicago central business district and 17 other cities in the markets it serves in the Midwest and Southeast.
Cities targeted in the company's near-net fiber strategy include: Auburn, Dothan, Huntsville, Montgomery, and Valley, AL
- Augusta, Columbus, and Fort Gordon, GA
- Charleston, SC
- Cleveland and Columbus, OH
- Evansville, IN
- Knoxville, TN
- Lansing, MI
- Panama City and St. Petersburg, FL