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Hylan Selected as Prime Contractor for DF&I’s New 85 Mile Fiber Build

Hylan Selected as Prime Contractor for DF&I’s New 85 Mile Fiber Build

Hylan’s Down Under Construction (DUC) division has been selected as the prime contractor for a new 85 mile high capacity conduit and fiber route network build in Northern Virginia. The route will connect Ashburn and Manassas, Virginia as a 100% underground direct fiber route, creating diversity and scalability in the area. Ashburn is home to one of the world’s premier data center markets, making the presence of a new route essential to enabling greater connectivity. To date, the new Ashburn to Manassas project has broken ground, is ahead of schedule and expected to keep the DUC work crews engaged for the next 18 months.

“Creating true hyperscale infrastructure is complex with little to no margin for error,” says Judd Carothers, Founder & COO of DF&I. “Choosing the right partner is absolutely critical when your business depends on delivering a best-in-class network that not only meets the customer demands of today, but is future proofed because of understanding the needs of tomorrow. Hylan has both the local knowledge and in-house resources needed to support a build of this magnitude, and to carry it out on time and within budget.”

This project further expands the already existing relationship between Hylan and DF&I, who have worked together for over 20 years prior. Hylan has been providing labor resources to successfully complete the project, and the DUC crews have the local knowledge and experience to correctly navigate the local terrain and geography with no guesswork. 

“Our team has cultivated a strong relationship with DF&I, and we are honored to be selected to work with their team once more on this important build,” says Daryl Dunbar, President of Down Under Construction. “As a Hylan Company, we have the proper backing to get through the project with scale and are able to provide all resources necessary to get the job completed.”

“We’re thrilled to be a part of a project in such an iconic data center market,” adds Robert Bianco, Vice President of Business Development of Hylan. “The Ashburn area is one of great growth and opportunity. By creating more diverse fiber routes in the area, we are doing our part to enable reliable connections and enable the creation of trustworthy networks in an area where these are essential. We are honored to be trusted by DF&I to create something so integral to nationwide connectivity.”

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