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Fiber Network

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MBC owns and operates 2,500 miles of open-access fiber optic network in 41 cities and counties in Southern Virginia. MBC owns the fiber sheath, the colocation facilities, and the electronics. MBC uses Cisco NCS for Layer 2 Ethernet Transport Network utilizing a 400Gb/s backbone throughout the network. Infinera FLEX-ILS is our open optical line system featuring C+L-band support that is used for DWDM long haul transport across the MBC network, which at current configuration transports 1.2 Terabits per second and has capabilities to grow to 9.6 Terabits per second of transport capacity on a single pair of fiber. Technology deployed on the FLEX-ILS system provides MBC a great deal of flexibility to grow high speed connections to Northern Virginia, Richmond, the Subsea Cable systems in Virginia Beach, and throughout the Southern Virginia region.

MBC has fiber IRU agreements in place for diverse connections from the Southern Virginia regional network to Northern Virginia and key markets in the Southeastern United States:

Equinix – Ashburn   |   Digital Realty – Atlanta   |   Equinix – Culpeper   |   QTS – Richmond

Pixel Factory – Richmond   |   Telxius CLS – Virginia Beach 


MBC operates a regional fiber network for:
Optical transport to key peering hubs
Carrier neutral data centers
Carrier interconnection points


MBC has successfully designed, developed
and managed a shared infrastructure, open-access
fiber optic network in Southern Virginia
over the last two decades.

MBC is on the Connectbase platform. If you would like a building list, please email Sarah Miller and we will be glad to add you to our distribution.
MBC is on the TruContact Universal Order Connect (UOC) platform, offering customers a seamless and automated solution for orders.
The MBC network and locations can be found on FiberLocator.


SMF-28E fiber backbone, armored sheath protection

80% of network is underground construction, 20% aerial construction

Colocation facilities are concrete shelter buildings with DC power systems, battery backups, and emergency generators on-site


MBC has ownership of and holds membership in regional fiber network partnerships like LIT Networks to provide connectivity to major peering points.

MBC is interconnected with the Indatel member network.


Connected Towers

Regional POPs

On-Net Buildings