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What is NES Dark Fiber?

NES Dark Fiber is an existing network of unused, “dark” fiber-optic cable that runs throughout much of the Nashville metropolitan area, and it could be your direct line to extraordinary telecommunications capabilities.

No thicker than a single strand of human hair, each “dark” fiber has the capacity to support equipment-propelling data at speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second, which is more than 100 times faster than the swiftest DSL or cable offered commercially in the Nashville market.

Nashville Electric Service uses fiber-optic cable to communicate with and monitor its electrical equipment across the city; however, the utility uses only a small percentage of the fibers running through each cable line. The rest of those fibers are “dark,” just waiting for the right customer to light them and put them to use.

Advantages of NES Dark Fiber

  • Total privacy and security – The lines you lease from NES Dark Fiber are yours and yours alone.
  • Control – NES Dark Fiber will not try to influence your telecommunications equipment decisions. You select and control your own equipment at each end of the fiber, meaning you determine the appropriate level of bandwidth to meet your needs.
  • Reliability – Because NES owns the lines, as well as the poles and conduits that support them, and uses them for its critical operations, service interruptions receive priority by the utility.
  • Reach – In many cases, NES Dark Fiber can be linked to other fiber-optic systems that reach outside of the Nashville area.
  • Cost – NES Dark Fiber is very competitively priced. To find out more, check out our pricing.

Is NES Dark Fiber right for you?

If your business demands secure, competitively priced, ultra-high-speed communications, NES Dark Fiber can be the perfect solution. The 170-mile network of fiber-optic cable is already in place, and the following types of businesses are lining up to plug in:

  • Cellular phone service providers
  • Companies with a large local presence and multiple offices
  • Organizations where security and confidentiality are premium issues
  • Educational institutions

And the list goes on. Regardless of whether your business fits into the categories above, NES Dark Fiber can boost your communications capabilities.