Taking Technology in a New Direction

The Northeast Corridor, between New York City and the DC metro area, is home to over 40% of the United States' population. It includes the headquarters of some of the world's largest financial and technology institutions and it's also the home of the seat of governmental power for the entire country. Communications in this area is crucial to a functioning society.

United Fiber & Data offers an alternative for communication and data access, following a different pathway from the fiber lines that run along the Route 1, Interstate Highway 95 and Amtrak lines. The new UFD fiber path follows a route out of New York City that extends northwest into New York state, south through New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and culminates in the DC metro area in Ashburn, Virginia.

The new path created by UFD targets a route that contains over 97,000 businesses within a 10-mile radius of the fiber lines. Additionally, there are more than 3,000 cellular towers within that same 10-mile radius. Providing high-speed and secure transmissions between NYC and the DC metro area, the fiber line increases access to these businesses, while avoiding the technology crowding found in major hubs like Washington, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

UFD strategically designed this path from New York City to the DC metro area to avoid the many single points of failure that are so prevalent along the more common route the majority of communications providers follow. With lower latency and higher speeds than the existing lines, the UFD solution is a clear choice for businesses and government agencies that need fast, diverse dark fiber access and connectivity.

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US vs. THEM

Communications for businesses and wireless on the North East Corridor between New York City and the DC Metro area run along the Route 1, Interstate Highway 95 and the Amtrak lines. The vast majority of communication for this region run along this same path and utilize the same fiber lines. There are inherent problems with this, that have presented themselves time and again, most recently with Hurricane Sandy in the Fall of 2012. The lines are able to be compromised, thus resulting in compromised communication.


UFD Fiber Network
UFD created a completely new approach to laying fiber lines between these two destinations, one that is diverse to the single points of failure. The UFD fiber lines are also brand new lines that have the bandwidth and speed to handle today's dynamic and demanding telecom marketplace.
  • UFD offers latest and most cutting-edge fiber optics available in the market today
  • UFD created a more diverse path that traverses north west out of New York City and then south to the DC Metro area
  • UFD has constructed a fiber path that is far enough west that it avoids the impact of natural disasters
  • UFD lines bypass Philadelphia and Baltimore and all common river crossings
  • UFD provides the lowest latency available along this path