Ubiquity has launched open access networks in Carlsbad, CA and Mesa, AZ. The company said the Mesa deployment is the nation’s first scaled fiber deployment, in which service provider tenants will use both lit and dark fiber to service business and residential customers.

At the same time, the company announced new fiber “footprints” in Omaha, NE and Council Bluffs, IA. The four new networks will serve hundreds of thousands of addresses in those four cities.

According to the company, service provider tenants served by the Mesa project will use a fully managed network connection to customer addresses. The dark fiber will allow tenants to serve end users with their own equipment. 

“Ubiquity’s goal is to invest and develop digital infrastructure that empowers communities for the future,” Ajay Ghanekar, Ubiquity co-founder and co-CEO said in a press release. “Fiber technology, paired with the deep experience of the team, allows us to construct networks with more flexibility than ever before.”

Last July, Mesa set itself up as a hotbed of networking activity when it approved license agreements with Ubiquity, Google Fiber, SiFi and Wyyerd to build new fiber networks.

In March, Ubiquity and Tucows’ Ting division said they would partner in Mesa and Carlsbad, two cities in today’s announcement, on a fiber internet project The companies had previously worked together in the Solana Beach and Encinitas markets in Southern California.

Ubiquity also is partnering in Solana Beach and other California communities with Netly LLC. The two companies began working together in 2019 under the terms of a $40 million investment.

In February 2022, Ubiquity announced an investment of $100 million in open access fiber networks in Hutto and Killeen, TX. FiberFirst was expected to be the first tenant on both networks.

“Ubiquity is committed to bringing high-capacity, sustainable digital infrastructure to the last mile,” Jamie Earp, Ubiquity co-CEO and managing partner, said in a press release. “That mission is critically important to the rise of smart cities and delivering the benefits and services that these networks facilitate. These 21st century communities will rely on a tight intersection between communications and data compute systems at the edge.”

Ubiquity is a digital communications owner, developer, and operator based in Charlotte, NC, that  provides infrastructure to broadband providers, mobile carriers, governmental entities, utilities, edge computing and other businesses and organizations to offer broadband access to their end users.

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