Diode’s parent company, Black & Veatch, is proposed to be the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) provider on the project. Black & Veatch’s services will be performed by its Connected Communities group, a business line focused on privately financed and public-private partnership fiber design-build projects. “Through the support of our partners, we are positioned to offer Virginia’s businesses an exceptional fiber product that supports their infrastructure needs.” said Sue Hageman, Tenebris Fiber Chief Executive Officer. “This network will greatly impact the dynamic economic and technology driven footprints of Virginia across many sectors opening up new routes to address underserved rural areas, data center expansion, while supporting current and tomorrows sub-sea demands and all trending technologies.” “Speed, resilience and the opportunity to increase system redundancy are critical for data centers and network services providers operating in the Virginia data corridor,” said Brad Hardin, Diode Ventures President. “Tenebris brings knowledge and experience to pair with the innovative financing and project execution capabilities of Diode and Black & Veatch.” The proposed network route will provide critical, ultra-low latency connectivity from the submarine cable landing stations in Virginia Beach to “Data Center Alley” Ashburn, with many other connection opportunities along the way for local businesses and counties. The Black & Veatch team brings a depth of fiber optic network architecture and project delivery experience to support the needs of this market. “Our team sees the value in what connectivity can provide communities and businesses. As data demand grows, so will the need for fiber infrastructure high-speed data delivery,” said Justin Dickstein, Black & Veatch’s Director of Connected Communities. About Diode Ventures Diode Ventures is a turnkey asset developer for commercial, industrial and technology sectors. With our partners, we offer our clients project financing options, site selection, EPC, commissioning and O&M services for their energy, data centers or other specialized infrastructure assets. Diode Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Black & Veatch with a global presence in over 100 countries. Visit www.diodeventures.com for more information. About Tenebris Fiber Tenebris is a neutral dark fiber provider offering carrier-class network infrastructure connecting the new subsea landing stations of Virginia Beach to the private and public data centers along the path to Northern Virginia. Media Contact: CHRISTOPHER CLARK | +1 913-458-2778 P | +1 816-674-0572 M | firstname.lastname@example.org 24-HOUR MEDIA HOTLINE | +1 866-496-9149 0 About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. Related Insights The Evolution of Project Delivery: The How and Why The sweeping survey that underpins Black & Veatch’s 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report sharpens the focus on a power industry at a pivotal time of change punctuated by increasingly popular, clean renewable energy sources and a murky regulatory climate. The Stormwater Resilience Roadmap: Integration of Delivery Frameworks and Financial Capacity A structured path to a paradigm shift in stormwater management can be developed by integrating an alternative program planning and execution framework, and by enhancing financial resilience through effective funding mechanisms. The Data to Water Connection The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. Water Meets "New Energy": Surging Renewables Has Utilities Eyeing Alternative Power Sources As the nexus of water and "new energy" becomes more common in the water sector's lexicon, Black & Veatch's 2019 Strategic Directions: Water Report survey shows that water and wastewater plant operators are embracing "master plans" meant to optimize their energy use. Amid Climate Change Worries, the Question: What to do With Too Much Water? Unprecedented floodwaters submerged farmlands, wastewater plants and federal Superfund cleanup sites, and more than a million private wells from the Canadian border south to Kentucky were threatened with chemicals, sewage and pathogens.