Facebook allows third parties — including local and regional providers — to purchase excess capacity on their fiber. This capacity could provide additional network infrastructure to existing and emerging providers, helping them extend service to many parts of the country, and particularly in underserved rural areas near our long-haul fiber builds. Facebook does not provide service itself, but leases wholesale fiber capacity to local telecommunications providers through its subsidiary, Middle Mile Infrastructure.
Internet Service Provider
Eligible Recipients Detail:
Internet Service Providers
Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity
Eligible Purpose Detail:
Facebook is providing access to its fiber optic backbone expansion to internet service providers extending last and middle mile broadband deployment projects from Facebook's backbone fiber.