Atlantic Broadband, the nation’s 9th largest cable operator, has announced the closing of its acquisition of the South Florida fiber network previously owned by FiberLight, LLC.

Initially announced in January, the closing of this deal marks the addition of 350 route miles to Atlantic Broadband’s existing South Florida footprint, more than doubling its existing fiber footprint in the region while expanding by 30% its capacity to serve data center customers in the same geography.

From the perspective of the submarine cable industry, this acquisition is significant because of FiberLight’s involvement with Angola Cables and the Monet submarine cable landing in Florida.  Earlier this year, FiberLight and Angola Cables announced that FiberLight would provide backhaul for Monet to the Miami area “and later expanding to other locations.” 

The acquisition follows a series of announcements Atlantic Broadband has made to improve its business services across all regions. Earlier this year, the organization announced the strategic acquisition of MetroCast Cable Systems, which enabled them to offer a diverse footprint extending up the East Coast from Florida to Maine.