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Horizon Launches New Fiber-Optic Network in Dayton, Ohio

Dayton, OH – October 27, 2020 – Horizon, an Ohio based fiber-optic broadband company operating out of Columbus, Ohio, has commenced building a fiber-optic network into Dayton, Ohio. The enhanced network will tie into Horizon’s existing 4,500 route miles of fiber serving over 40 counties throughout Ohio and surrounding states.  

Anchored by nearly 200 5G small cell sites, Horizon’s network will include downtown, mid-town, inner-east and south Dayton along with surrounding the University.  The fiber network will be purpose built for optimal uptime by including both route protection and equipment redundancy within Horizon’s core network. Once complete, services will include enterprise-grade fiber Ethernet, Internet, Hosted Voice, wavelength and dark fiber. Horizon will have the ability to interconnect between multiple carriers and have direct connections to several data centers within the region.

“We have worked closely with community leadership and the Dayton Development Coalition to ensure we are maximizing the initial build design to capture the needs of the business region to its fullest capacity,” stated Glenn Lytle, Horizon CRO.  “We are also very excited about the new sales team we have hired to help us not only extend our network and products to the area, but also bring a very local “partnership” sales approach to our newest market.”

Preparation and engineering stages have been completed and while a portion of the network will be turned up by the end of 2020, the majority will be ready to accept new customers by mid-2021. Horizon has already begun hiring a team of sales and operations professionals that are considered to be the best in the industry. The new build will also add residual jobs, such as construction, for the community.

 “We have taken great care at making sure we engineer a network that will help to densify the region and supply popular business districts and Dayton developmental sites with the fastest and most reliable connectivity available,” says Jim Capuano, Horizon CEO. “Our mission has been to invest in our fiber footprint and prepare rural and urban communities for the data needs of tomorrow.”

Businesses wanting to inquire about the fiber-optic network in Dayton are encouraged to reach out to Horizon directly by phone (866) 418-8126 or online at www.HorizonConnects.com/request-a-quote.


About Horizon

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Horizon is a leading fiber-optic broadband carrier operating in the Midwest region. The extensive network offers high speed Ethernet, Internet, dark fiber, wavelength, cloud communications and data center connection services primarily to business customers. Horizon’s entrepreneurial heritage, dating back 125 years, and long-standing commitment to remarkable customer care, ensures its devotion to connecting customers to their worlds through the delivery of cutting-edge fiber-optic technology. For more information about Horizon, visit HorizonConnects.com.


About Novacap
Founded in 1981, Novacap is a leading Canadian private equity firm with $2.6 billion of assets under management. The firm’s unique investment approach, based on deep operational expertise and an active partnership with entrepreneurs, has helped accelerate growth and create long-term value for its numerous investee companies. With an experienced management team and substantial financial resources, Novacap is well positioned to continue building world-class companies. For more information, please visit www.novacap.ca

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