Facebook to Sell Bandwidth on Its New Inter-Data Center Fiber Routes

Facebook will sell excess bandwidth on two long-haul fiber routes it is building between data centers in Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina. Facebook’s Middle Mile Infrastructure will sell wholesale bandwidth to carriers that want to connect local communities to the Facebook routes, acting as a telecommunications carrier “where necessary.” The move could give a push to slow efforts to expand internet connectivity in rural areas along the new routes. Local or regional internet providers could buy capacity on the Facebook fiber, build local networks connecting to it, and sell internet access to local homes and businesses.

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