MFC will be attending the Capacity North America conference in Toronto again this year. "MFC is involved in a number of ongoing negotiations for which our long-haul routes are a component" said Jeff McCarthy, VP of Business Development for the dark fiber and colocation provider. MFC completed construction on its BTOP-funded 1100 route mile '3-Ring Binder' fiber core in September of 2012, and currently has 21 customer contracts in place.
The core network is available to carriers on an open-access, non-discriminatory basis, and MFC has partnered with companies in Canada, New Hampshire and Massachusetts to establish connectivity between Atlantic Canada and Boston, MA. "Our commitment to offer the network on an open-access, non-discriminatory basis has brought us into all sorts of applications, ranging from connectivity for FTTH projects in underserved rural areas of Maine to international carrier long-haul routes," according to McCarthy. MFC was formed in 2010 to provide matching funds for a BTOP middle-mile fiber grant. The company is based in Portland, ME.