Facebook Building Backbone Network Infrastructure

Facebook, Facebook Engineering

Program Type:


Eligible Geography:



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.

Eligible Recipients:

Internet Service Provider

Eligible Recipients Detail:

Internet Service Providers

Eligible Purpose:

Last Mile Infrastructure; Middle Mile Infrastructure

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.