Arcadian Infracom Closes First Round of Funding

  • Arcadian Infracom

ST. LOUIS, MO — Arcadian Infracom, a new custom long-haul fiber infrastructure provider, announced a first closing of its seed financing round. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Arcadian has assembled a team of seasoned fiber network development professionals. Arcadian constructs and operates custom long-haul fiber networks to provide global technology companies and carriers with diverse long-haul fiber solutions to connect their data centers and local networks. These new routes will meet the demand of cloud, content and telecom companies for dark fiber solutions that improve the redundancy, security and scalability of the U.S. internet backbone.

“The Arcadian team appreciates this vote of confidence from telecom industry investors,” commented Dan Davis, CEO and co-founder of Arcadian Infracom. “The Arcadian business provides critical infrastructure to the largest global technology companies while also solving a vexing economic development problem in the smallest, most rural communities in the United States.”

Investment Enables Arcadian to Grow its Right-of-way Acquisition, Partnering and Engineering Teams

This investment will allow Arcadian to grow its right-of-way acquisition, partnering and engineering teams. Route development and engineering has already begun on rights-of-way between Salt Lake City and Phoenix, and between Phoenix and Denver. Arcadian is also developing a new fiber route from Dallas to Los Angeles via Albuquerque and Flagstaff.

The last major backbone routes were completed 18 to 20 years ago. At that time many areas of the US were bypassed by these fiber routes, creating technology deserts around rural and tribal communities located far from these fiber backbones. Lack of fiber connectivity between these rural communities and existing fiber backbones is a key cause of unaffordable or unavailable high-speed broadband internet access within these communities. As hyperscale and data center companies explore these rural areas as possible data center build locations, the need for fiber connectivity into these communities increases. Arcadian will build its fiber networks using design and construction techniques as well as low-cost fiber access methods to drive down the cost of providing internet backhaul connectivity into these distant rural and tribal communities.

Arcadian was founded by Dan Davis and Derek Garnier in 2018 to fulfill the demand for new, diverse long-haul fiber routes across North America. The hyperscale growth of cloud and data center infrastructure companies throughout the U.S. has created a high demand for scaled dark fiber solutions to connect these data center locations throughout the U.S. Existing long-haul fiber routes lack geographic route diversity, have high operating costs and are generally not available for purchase from the few remaining U.S. long-haul fiber carriers.

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