January 31, 2014
Allstream recently announced it has connected more than 3,000 buildings to its fiber-optic IP network. In 2010, the company initiated a targeted multi-year investment program designed to increase profitability by expanding the network to nearby multi-tenant buildings that could be connected at a low cost. Allstream said it exceeded its plan and fiber fed buildings now total over 3,000, up from 2,000 buildings in 2010. “The more multi-tenant buildings we are able to connect to our network, the more high-margin, on-net revenue we can generate,” said Allstream president Mike Strople.
Allstream’s 30,000+ kilometre network, which combines IP connectivity, digital switching, Ethernet-based services, includes right-of-way access in major Canadian city centres and nine cross-border connections to the U.S.