Regional operator Horizon’s expansion in Indiana has continued with the acquisition of Infinity Fiber, LLC. The deal adds 450 route miles to Horizon’s holdings, bringing its total to 4,950 route miles.

The acquisition also provides connectivity to data centers in the state and builds on Horizon’s existing infrastructure in downtown Indianapolis and Bloomington. The deal also gives Horizon a fiber route from the 350 E. Cermak Data Center in Chicago to South Bend and Indianapolis and ultimately to Horizon’s backbone in Columbus, Ohio.

Horizon says that it will offer speeds as fast as 400 Gbps and soon double that on its entire network.

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“Horizon is excited about acquiring Infinity Fiber to further cement our market expansion plan for Indiana,” Horizon Chief Executive Officer Jim Capuano said in a press release about the Horizon Infinity Fiber acquisition. “The Infinity network complements our existing fiber assets in the Indianapolis market, while also providing native connectivity to the region’s data centers. The combined network assets accelerate our plans for Indiana significantly.”

Horizon, which aspires to be a major regional provider in the midwest, says that the network will become operational by the second quarter.

Horizon Fiber Network Map (Source: Horizon)

Telecompetitor took a closer look at Horizon last November in its Broadband Provider Profile series. The company, which is more than 100 years old, has a history of serving rural areas of southeast Ohio. More recently, Horizon has carved out an enterprise and wholesale focus, featuring a regional fiber network, with operations in more urban markets including Dayton, Columbus, and Indianapolis.

Horizon offers Ethernet, dedicated internet access (DIA), hosted voice and UCaaS, dark fiber, wavelength, and data center connectivity services.

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