Fiber Broadband

Pavlov Media has acquired a 45-mile fiber ring in Tallahassee, Fla., from Dial Communications. Pavlov operates municipal networks in various markets across the U.S., all of which are connected to the company’s backbone network.

The company said that the fiber ring acquisition is a step in creating a high-speed network in Florida.

Dial Communications had built the ring during the past 20 years. It will retain its main business of structured wiring in buildings.

In a prepared statement, Dial President Nelson Sweeney said Pavlov Media will maintain the ring for “our customers that we have served in Tallahassee for decades.”

This was Pavlov Media’s third significant move in Florida during the past 12 months. Late in 2023, the company acquired Inspire WiFi in Orlando. It also plans to launch an FTTH network this year in the Gainesville area.

“This acquisition is a perfect extension of the fiber network we already operate in Tallahassee and continues our strategic plan of investing deeper into the markets we already serve. This acquisition will enable us to more rapidly connect our customer’s demand for fiber-based services in the greater Tallahassee market,” Pavlov Media’s CEO Cory Douglas said in a press release.

The company has had other activity in this market. In 2019, Pavlov Media acquired Velocity Online, which served multifamily real estate owners in the Tallahassee area and in other states.

Pavlov’s President and Board member Glenn Meyer said in this week’s Dial announcement that the goal is to link its properties in Florida to create a “seamless high-capacity fiber network in the state.”

Last July, Pavlov Media announced the expansion of its fiber network in Savoy, Ill. A subsidiary, Campus Communications Group (CCG) began drilling a fiber installation to provide fiber to businesses in the area.

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