Fiber system firm rebrands as Dark Fiber Systems, Inc.

Northeast Florida's only carrier-neutral, metro dark fiber network provider, formerly known as Dedicated Fiber Systems, Inc. is now called Dark Fiber Systems, Inc., (DFS) the privately owned and operated firm announced Thursday from its Jacksonville headquarters.


Northeast Florida's only carrier-neutral, metro dark fiber network provider, formerly known as Dedicated Fiber Systems, Inc. is now called Dark Fiber Systems, Inc., (DFS) the privately owned and operated firm announced Thursday from its Jacksonville headquarters.

Offering telecommunications, dark fiber leasing, fiber locating, construction and installation, emergency restoration, fiber fusion splicing and project management, DFS specializes in dark fiber transport services between carrier hotels, co-location sites, datacenters, enterprise businesses and tower sites.

"Dark Fiber Systems best describes our flagship customer solution,” Owner and CEO Charles Nichols said of the name change. “DFS provides Dark Fiber, or private fiber optic strands for customer network use. This service provides virtually unlimited capacity in the customer network while insuring the most secure transmission facility in the industry. As the first provider of Dark Fiber service in Northeast Florida … DFS has remained 'Carrier Neutral' and will lease fiber strands to any carrier, enterprise or datacenter."

Currently providing services to many of Northeast Florida’s tier 1 and tier 2 carriers, enterprises and datacenters, the company’s goal is to build and maintain networks designed to boost business and put entrepreneurs back in control of their own data.

"Dark Fiber allows companies to control their own private networks between key locations, and eliminates all carrier network transport equipment and points of failure found in other ‘Fiber’ offerings,” Director Jered Bearden said. “Dark fiber is the only service available that gives the customer complete control of their backbone transport speeds."

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