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LIT Networks Launches Unique High Capacity Transport Routes

Delivering affordable, high bandwidth connections in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.

South Boston, VA., – September 25, 2014LIT Networks, LLC, a unique network collaboration of seven regional fiber providers announced its launch to deliver diverse, scalable and affordable optical transport services to smaller markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.

LIT Networks is managed by the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), a successful wholesale open-access fiber optic network transport provider. LIT Networks is comprised of seven regional fiber networks including MBC, Citizens Telephone Cooperative, Bristol Virginia Utilities, Scott County Telephone Cooperative, Ridgelink LLC, ERC Broadband and NGN. These members contributed dark fiber to LIT Networks and MBC extended its powerful Infinera DTN high capacity DWDM platform to form this robust regional network, which extends the reach of LIT members to key peering and interconnection points in Atlanta and Northern Virginia/DC.

“LIT Networks really brings a unique business model to connect local and regional fiber networks to a larger network ecosystem,” said Tad Deriso, President & CEO of MBC and LIT’s managing member. “The Members of LIT Networks can now connect smaller tier markets in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia which helps their customers expand their reach, reduce costs and enhance route diversity.”

LIT Networks provides rapid provisioning and seamless optical transport via 33 regional points of presence and over 2,500 route miles of diverse fiber.  This unique partnership of regional networks offers a high level of route diversity for enterprise customers, wireless operators, data centers and telecom carriers looking for affordable high bandwidth routes that can be provisioned in just a few days. LIT Networks provides layer 1 transport services from 10Mbps to multiple 10Gbps, and LIT members can extend transport service to customers and locations within their respective footprints.

About LIT Networks

LIT Networks, LLC was initially formed in 2010 with three Virginia companies, including MBC, Citizens Telephone Cooperative and Bristol VA Utilities. LIT Networks was created to provide seamless transport services within Virginia. It has now expanded to include four additional members, Scott County Telephone Cooperative, Ridgelink LLC, ERC Broadband and NGN. These additional members contributes to a robust network that connects major peering points in DC and Atlanta. For more information on LIT Networks including a POP List, Network Map, and contact information, please visit


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