Monday, September 21, 2009

Telecom US Signal to expand into Columbus

Business First of Columbus

The telecommunications company US Signal will add operations in the Columbus area as part of a major expansion of its fiber optic network in Ohio.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company said it is adding 1,000 miles to its fiber optic network in Ohio. As part of that expansion, it also will add facilities in Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland where customers can locate network, server and storage equipment and connect to various telecommunications services.

US Signal also said it will open four data centers: Two in Cleveland and one each in Columbus and Cincinnati. The centers will offer data storage and backup services.

A company spokesman didn’t disclose how many jobs will be created as a result of the expansion but said “we will have sales and operations teams based throughout Ohio, and we will add personnel as needed.”

The company said the expansion follows a similar project in Toledo this past March. In the future, it plans to expand its network into Akron, Canton, Lima and Springfield.

US Signal is one of the largest providers of data bandwidth capacity in the Midwest, with a fiber optic network encompassing more than 6,000 miles in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.


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