Everstream has announced a long-term, strategic fiber IRU agreement with Uniti Fiber to operate and maintain an 80-mile fiber network in Milwaukee. Much of the network is 144 fiber count or more; Everstream will operate and maintain all but 24 fibers.

This dense metro network in Milwaukee is expected to allow for the deployment of more than 500 small cell sites. Everstream’s infrastructure also would provide enterprise and wireless customers with access to high-capacity fiber connectivity.

In November 2019, Everstream first entered the Milwaukee market and is actively building its network, which will encompass more than 560 route miles of fiber when complete.

“Everstream is committed to building an enterprise-grade fiber network with the speed, scale and reliability necessary to support Milwaukee and its businesses as they scale and grow,” said Everstream President and CEO Brett Lindsey in a statement. “We welcome the opportunity to continue building a trusted partnership with the city and business community for years to come.”

Everstream’s enterprise-grade network strives to deliver robust business fiber services, including dedicated internet access, dark fiber, Ethernet and data center solutions. Everstream’s advanced fiber network offers direct peering with all major carriers and cloud hyperscalers. With high-speed, low-latency connections, it can accommodate converged internet, voice and data services at speeds of up to 100 Gbps.

The Milwaukee expansion is part of Everstream’s ongoing footprint growth throughout select markets in the Midwest. The company says it is on track to grow to more than 15,000 miles of fiber with more than 3,000 on-net locations in 12 markets throughout the Midwest by the end of 2020.