Jul 01, 2023

Harbor Peak breaks ground on new fiber conduit system in Ashburn, Virginia

The seven-mile multi-duct fiber optic system will enable connectivity to data centers

Harbor Peak has broken ground on a new middle-mile network infrastructure build in Ashburn, Virginia.

The build will help facilitate connectivity among numerous private and public data centers, the company said.

This new fiber conduit system was first announced in January of this year by the Maryland-based company, which specializes in dark fiber, interconnect, and network planning services.

Its Harbor Peak project has been designed to bring a seven-mile, multi-duct fiber cable system to facilities throughout Ashburn's Data Center Alley.

According to the company, the Harbor Peak conduit and fiber ring has been designed to address the ongoing data center interconnection needs in Northern Virginia, an area that is packed full of data centers.

Its planned route features conduit for fiber optic cables to enable multi-path, high-speed connectivity, with initial availability of at least 864 count fiber, while the underground infrastructure system is set to provide local and long-haul dark fiber capacity and conduit access, with easy access points to enable interconnection.

Harbor Peak said the conduit system will interconnect to its 60-mile conduit build along I-95 to Washington DC and Baltimore, Maryland, totaling approximately 300 route miles between the networks.

"We at Harbor Peak are thrilled to get construction for this venture underway in Ashburn," said Felix Dialoiso, founder and CEO of Harbor Link, a partner in Harbor Peak.

"We’re on a mission to interconnect Data Center Alley, and provide the market with increased access to high-speed, reliable fiber optic cable connectivity. And it doesn’t stop here. When this first phase is complete, we will continue construction to connect the system to Manassas."

Once complete, the network will provide data center operators throughout the region access to a conduit and fiber network ring that meets or exceeds G.652.d fiber specifications and standards.

Harbor Peak added that the system is expected to be ready for service by the end of Q2 next year.

The network route passes key data center facilities located on Beaumeade Circle in Ashburn (21551, 21571, 21800), 22271 Broderick Drive; 44470 Chilum Place; Guilford Drive (44610, 44633, 44664); 21955 Loudoun County Parkway; 45761 Maries Road; Red Rum Drive (21635, 21741); UUnet Drive (21821, 21830); 44621 Waxpool Road, Digital Loudoun Plaza; Round Table Plaza and Devin Shafron Drive.