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Windstream Announces Key Updates on CanAM2 Fiber Build with HYLAN, Telecon

The CanAm2 Fiber Build is a 440-Mile, Long Haul Route from Montreal to NYC

As part of its longstanding partnership with Windstream Wholesale, HYLAN was featured in Windstream’s latest news on the CanAm2 project, one in a series of construction projects aimed to overbuild select routes and construct new network routes with high-count fibers across Windstream’s Intelligent Converged Optical Network. The CanAm2 fiber build is a 440-mile, long-haul route comprising 432 new fibers starting in Montreal, Canada and ending in New York City. Today, Windstream announced that a major construction milestone between the New York state border and Montreal is now complete and open for business.

Windstream Wholesale credits this significant progress on the CanAm2 route to two highly valued partners, including: 

HYLAN, a leading provider of full-service turnkey communications solutions, for the route build within the U.S., from the Canadian border to New York City, and Telecon, an industry-leading North American telecom infrastructure turnkey solutions provider, for the route build within Canada. 

“We are truly honored to serve as Windstream’s partner in this critical network build from New York to the Canadian border. It’s a historic and important route that will continue to change the landscape of fiber optic connectivity and telecommunications infrastructure across North America,” said Robert Bianco, Chief Commercial Officer of HYLAN.

Windstream CanAm2 utilizes a unique cross-border architecture that offers increased availability of dark fiber and also meets the growing demand for high-capacity transport from customers. Already having been purchased by several major hyperscalers, CanAm2 provides a new and unique route design that will link Montreal and New York City while providing access to networks in Boston, Massachusetts.

“Our partnership with HYLAN for the build of CanAm2 is invaluable. As a seasoned construction leader with extensive experience across New York’s landscape, HYLAN brings expertise in navigating the intricacies of building within the city. Their teams’ deep understanding of local topography and community connections is crucial. Beyond serving as partners, they’ve also been instrumental in shaping the critical design aspects of our long-haul builds,” adds Joe Scattareggia, Chief Revenue Officer at Windstream Wholesale.

Additionally, Karl-Arne Hegewald, senior vice president of network infrastructure and operations at Windstream, remarked, “Telecon has long-standing expertise as a North American construction firm and has proven to be key in ensuring the success of the Canadian portion of CanAm2 [and] their local expertise has guided key construction decisions, making them a natural and essential partner for a smooth build process.”

Read the full announcement HERE


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