Make our dark fiber part of your network solution

Five College Net offers western Massachusetts businesses and organizations fast, secure broadband connectivity by leasing dark fiber. We do it with the Five College Fiber Optic Network, a 53-mile loop created for some of the country’s top higher education institutions—Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Five College Net customers can connect to the internet, expand their networks, or build a new dedicated, private network by connecting to one or more of the fibers in our existing dark fiber network.  Supplying bandwidth built to move gigabits in seconds, Five College Net helps companies reach the world by offering direct connectivity to carrier-neutral colocation facilities in Springfield, MA, giving them the freedom to purchase wholesale network services from any one of a number of vendors.

And with two different paths to the Springfield hub, Five College Net customers are provided added protection from the kinds of accidents that can bring down services.