Meta: Facebook Plans to Wholesale Its Fiber

Mar 06, 2019 | Posted by Eric Bell

Facebook plans to sell excess fiber on its owned long haul routes that interconnect Facebook data centers. As part of the plan, Facebook will allow local and regional network providers to acquire capacity. 

Fast Facts:

  • Initially, Facebook is focused on the network connecting their data centers in Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina. It’s expected that FB will eventually sell excess capacity on other parts of their network
  • The project will be completed in the next 18 to 24 months.
  • Wholesale only. FB will not sell directly to consumers.
  • Facebook has created a subsidiary, Middle Mile Infrastructure, to act as the wholesale provider/telecom carrier.

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