Maine Fiber Company (MFC) is a dark-fiber leasing company supporting all telecom carriers and service providers. The Company was originally formed in 2010 to oversee the construction, maintenance, leasing and operations of a 1,100-mile, high-capacity fiber optic network in the state of Maine. The network is built through a combination of a federal grant and private investment. The MFC mission is to enhance ´middle mile´ fiber access for carriers looking to provide quality broadband services to customers in many areas of Maine, including some of the most rural areas of the State.
Also known as the ´Three Ring Binder,´ the network is a true "dark fiber" asset and provides the optical transmission medium for telecom carriers to provide service to their customers. The MFC network is available to all qualified users on an equal basis.
Our customers include national and international telecommunications carriers, local service providers, wireless providers, ISPs and business or public sector entities with a high demand for data transmission. In accordance with the initial federal grant application, a portion of the network has been reserved for use by the University of Maine System and the State of Maine. The network is expected to have sufficient capacity to meet customer needs for the foreseeable future.