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Press Release -- February 22nd, 2010
Source: Lexent Metro Connect
Tags: Colocation, Exchange, Expansion, Low Latency


New York, New York – February 22, 2010 – Lexent Metro Connect, a leading provider of dark fiber networks in the New York Metropolitan area, announces today, at the industry-leading TradeTech event in New York City, that it has expanded its presence at Telx, the leader in interconnection choice, to meet the continued growth of its client base colocating within Telx facilities. The expansion is within Telx’s colocation facilities located at 60 Hudson Street in New York City and at 300 Boulevard East in Weehawken, New Jersey; two leading interconnection facilities in the metropolitan market.

Lexent selected Telx for further network expansion as part of its aggressive focus on meeting customer growth demands by significantly increasing its capacity within key interconnection and colocation facilities. At 60 Hudson, Lexent installed dual, 432-count fiber cables to Telx’s interconnection panels, providing additional dark fiber diversity to its carrier-rich provider ecosystem. At 300 Boulevard East, Lexent terminated an additional 216-fiber cable into Telx’s first floor interconnection facility.

Lexent’s core strengths include building state-of-the-art, cost effective network solutions and maintaining a strong presence within robust interconnection points in and around the New York metro area. These strengths are critical for Lexent’s extensive base of enterprise and wholesale clients, notably for the financial trading houses looking for direct connection into local exchanges, with lowest latency and expandable capacity. Additionally, the further network presence allows Lexent’s dark fiber customers the ability to offer additional back up, storage and replication capabilities, increasing security and network redundancy.

“The Telx interconnection facilities at 60 Hudson building, a major telecommunications hub in New York, and the 300 Boulevard East building in Weehawken, a carrier-rich connectivity hub for the financial industry, are important to our growing client base,” states Ray La Chance, President of Lexent Metro Connect. “In preparation of increasing demand for connectivity and dark fiber, Lexent chose to expand within the facility at Telx, a long-standing interconnection partner. This expansion provides our clients with both diversity and added capacity. The newly-installed cables will help bring resiliency to current and future customers’ networks.” Lexent is the only dark fiber provider that designs, constructs, operates, and maintains its dark fiber networks in-house, ensuring cost-effective solutions and rapid network delivery timeframes. As such, Lexent can quickly and flexibly augment its customers’ networks with custom designed solutions to meet network needs.

Telx provides its clients access to over 750 carriers and telecommunication providers across their fifteen U.S. facilities, leading the interconnection industry in provider choice. “Lexent’s expansion within our 60 Hudson and 300 Boulevard East facilities signifies their strong commitment to serve the enterprise and financial communities,” continues Bill Kolman, Executive Vice President of Sales for Telx. “Telx leads the industry in providing carrier-neutral interconnection options, and we value the Lexent expansion as a low latency option for our bandwidth intensive client base.”

This dark fiber expansion is one of several interconnection points for Lexent within the 60 Hudson Street facility. Lexent also has other network interconnection points within Telx facilities, including two points of presence (PoPs) at 111 Eighth Avenue in New York City. With over 100 PoPs throughout the New York and New Jersey metro areas, Lexent’s ultra low latency dark fiber builds provide their global client base freedom of choice for wholesale connectivity as well as increased performance. For more information, please visit

About Lexent Metro Connect:
Lexent Metro Connect, LLC provides enterprise customers and service providers in New York City and its surrounding boroughs with state-of-the-art, custom built, dark fiber optic networks. As a leading provider of dark fiber networks in the New York Metropolitan area, Lexent is the only fiber provider that owns, operates, builds and maintains its own dark fiber network in-house. Lexent provides its customers with the option to leverage an existing dark fiber network as an extension of their own, or to build a new, dedicated, private fiber network in the City. Lexent also provides direct connectivity to carrier-neutral colocation facilities, enabling Freedom of Choice in pursuing wholesale buying of Network Services. Lexent’s ever-growing network provides diverse connectivity between regional Carrier Hotels, Central Offices, and Enterprise Buildings. For more information on Lexent Metro Connect, please email or call 212.981.0700.

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About Telx:
Telx is the leading provider of interconnection, colocation and business exchange services in strategic, high demand North American markets. With 15 premier facilities, Telx increases speed to market and reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to the industry’s highest performance networks and access to more than 750 leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, content providers and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City with four facilities in the New York Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, three facilities in California, (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Clara) and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. For more information about Telx, visit

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