Data Center POST had the opportunity to connect with Michael Underdown, President and CEO of Crosstown Fiber. Recently making its debut, this Chicago-based fiber optic infrastructure developer has taken the industry by storm. Its unique, tailored solutions supply customers with an impressively fast, flexible and reliable network. Under Michael’s intuitive leadership, Crosstown Fiber has positioned itself as a critical dark fiber infrastructure provider in the Chicagoland market. Learn more about Michael’s future plans for Crosstown Fiber in his PTC’23 interview below.  

Data Center POST (DCP) Question: What does participating in PTC’23 mean to your company?

Michael Underdown, President and CEO Crosstown Fiber (MU) Answer: PTC’23 offers an excellent opportunity to network and explore business opportunities with potential customers and partners. As a newly formed company, we see PTC’23 as an indispensable platform to unveil our dark fiber infrastructure and connectivity solutions for the Chicagoland market.

DCP Q: What products/services/locations/other are you excited to share at the PTC’23 conference? 

MU A: Crosstown Fiber offers an underground, unique-path network that is essential to customers who need access to resilient fiber pathways. The advantages of our fiber network are unmatched and specifically tailored to our customer’s individual business needs. Features include unlimited bandwidth and transmission speed, access to a multitude of service providers, customer control of the network, unparalleled security, optional redundancy capability, matchless reliability, and lower communications costs.

Crosstown Fiber’s custom-deployed dark fiber network is unmatched. Each client gets access to unique network solutions tailored to their specific business needs. Our network is designed with the utmost flexibility, empowering our customers to control transmission speed and the associated costs based on both need and budget. Crosstown Fiber provides dark fiber network connectivity for the public sector, the enterprise, and service providers. From greenfield installs to the critical replacement of legacy networks, Crosstown Fiber brings turnkey solutions to our customers by leveraging our deep expertise and by working with partners who provide uncompromised products and services.

DCP Q: As you think about PTC’23, what business goal is most important to you and why?

MU A: To meet with our peers across the dark fiber industry, explore potential business opportunities, and continue sharing our mission to provide dark fiber infrastructure and connectivity for the Chicagoland market.

DCP Q: How can people meet or learn more about you at PTC’23 (or after)?

MU A: Those interested in meeting with us at PTC’23 can request meetings at this link:

To learn more about Crosstown Fiber, they can visit

DCP Q: What else would you like for our readers to know that you haven’t already shared about your company?

MU A: Crosstown Fiber is a Chicago-based fiber optic infrastructure developer specializing in the custom development of wholly-owned fiber optic networks for school systems, large enterprise, data center operators, content providers, IoT services, carriers, as well as municipal and other government agencies. Designed, managed and operated by a team of leading Chicago networking infrastructure specialists, Crosstown Fiber’s network infrastructure is secure, pervasive and scalable. It is designed and deployed 100% below-ground (sub-surface), providing unique routes and alternative strategic paths between data centers, universities, government agencies, and other corporate locations.

If you want to learn more about PTC’23, please visit: The event takes place January 15-18, 2023 in Honolulu, HI – registration is still open for those interested in attending. 

To learn more about Crosstown Fiber, click here.

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