Dark Fiber Solutions
Only fiber can provide the bandwidth necessary to power e-commerce and government services, as well as support consumers’ digital lifestyles.
The existing fiber paths connecting the Baltimore, Washington DC, and northern Virginia areas are congested, offer little path diversity, and are shared by multiple service providers, all of which create vulnerability for both the private and public sectors.
Harbor Link, Inc.®’s open access business model increases competition, levels the playing field between small and large fiber providers, and rapidly accelerates 5G by speeding the deployment of fiber.
Benefits of Dark Fiber
Security & Redundancy
Harbor Link Network
Harbor Link’s network will extend for 720 miles within Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC.
The network will increase affordable access to broadband for the public and private sectors and provide additional infrastructure resilience, security, and capacity throughout the region.
Harbor Link’s private network option allows you to connect points between buildings, around a campus, or throughout a county or state without reliance on pre-existing networks. We can provide a turnkey network solution that is constructed to serve your specific communications needs and justifies itself through the reduction or elimination of costs from outside service providers.
You get our same resilient and secure network, connected just for you.
Underground Conduit System Cross Section
Harbor Link’s underground conduit system is secured with locking manhole covers and stored in a concrete manhole vault. Connecting the vaults are duct banks, often concrete encased, linking the manholes and creating the network. The structure keeps the lines of dark fiber protected from intrusion and preventing future construction damage.
Harbor Link’s locking Manhole lid to provide premium security from unauthorized users
Concrete manhole vault, size varies per requirements, located to provide convenient access to fiber network for service and expansion
1.25” HDPE conduit duct bank, number of conduits varies per location depending on expansion opportunities
Underground conduit plays a pivotal role in telecommunications as it carries and protects the fiber necessary to power e–commerce and government services, as well as support consumers’ digital lifestyles. As businesses and people use more digital devices and data, there is a corresponding increase in the need for underground conduit to carry the fiber.
There are applications in the market today that require customer-owned or leased conduits. There is no better way to future-proof your network than conduit ownership that allows for growth beyond today’s needs.
However, the existing conduit networks connecting the Baltimore, Washington DC, and northern Virginia areas are congested, offer little path diversity, and are shared by multiple service providers, all of which create vulnerability for both the private and public sectors. Private conduit from Harbor Link can solve these problems.
Incorporating conduit from Harbor Link in your network can help guarantee end-to-end security for your data and services. The entire Harbor Link conduit infrastructure will be protected by locked and secured concrete manholes, which only Harbor Link and other authorized personnel can access.
To accommodate customer needs and emergency situations, access to the Harbor Link manholes will be available to Harbor Link employees and authorized personnel 24/7/365 through a call system. Customers can choose to extend the conduit by constructing individual handholes next to the Harbor Link network that serve as gateways to their new or existing communications facilities. In this way, the customer can maintain control of splicing, record keeping, and testing functions on its network without needing to access the Harbor Link manholes.
Ready to discuss your conduit, dark fiber, and turnkey system needs?
Contact Harbor Link today to get started.