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Press Release -- May 25th, 2011
Source: DukeNet Communications


Fiber Optics Provider Strengthens Service Delivery in Metro/Suburban Atlanta and Extends Reach To other Southeast Cities

New York, NY (May 24, 2011) – Telx®, a leading interconnection and data center provider in strategic North American markets, today announced that DukeNet Communications, a fiber optic telecommunications provider headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., has joined the Telx Ethernet Exchange. Deployed within Telx’s data center in Atlanta, DukeNet will leverage the Ethernet Exchange service to provide a more efficient and simplified method of interconnecting with service provider networks on a one‐to‐many basis.

Over the last 18 months, DukeNet has undertaken a major network expansion initiative in the Atlanta Metro area, lighting over 100 sites with its fiber optic network. The company is focused on delivering last‐mile Ethernet services, including cell backhaul services, to carrier and Enterprise customers located in Metro Atlanta, around the I‐285 corridor, and in surrounding areas such as Alpharetta, Marietta and Athens, GA.

“Getting connected to the Telx Ethernet Exchange expands our access to lit buildings in the Metro Atlanta area,” said Tony Cockerham, senior vice president of Sales and Business Development, DukeNet Communications. “We see it as a quick and easy way to provide valuable exposure to our Ethernet services while enabling us to expand our reach by interconnecting to regional providers also on the Telx Ethernet Exchange.”

“The Telx Ethernet Exchange provides companies like DukeNet with multiple interconnectivity options that can be used to grow and expand business opportunities locally, regionally, nationally or internationally,” said Glenn Calafati, vice president of Interconnection Center Services for Telx. “With just one connection and one agreement, the Telx Ethernet Exchange enables service providers like DukeNet to access multiple operators and reduce the cost and time associated with bringing offerings to new markets and customers.”

About the Telx Ethernet Exchange
Winner of the 2010 INTERNET TELEPHONY® Product of the Year Award and the 2010 Unified Communications Magazine Product of the Year Award, The Telx Ethernet Exchange provides a more efficient and simplified method of interconnecting service provider networks on a one‐to‐many basis. The Telx Ethernet Exchange is powered by the 6.4 TB/s capable Cisco ASR 9000 hardware platform and the modular Cisco IOS® XR software operating system, simplifying network operations for Ethernet wholesale service providers and Enterprise customers while enabling comprehensive system redundancy and network resiliency. To read more about how Telx helps carriers and services providers extend the reach of their networks, register to read this white paper on Ethernet Exchanges.

About DukeNet Communications
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., DukeNet develops and manages fiber optic communications systems, primarily in the southeastern United States. DukeNet’s network controls more than 5,300 miles of fiber optic capacity and offers a range of solutions to meet wholesale and enterprise customers’ bandwidth needs. More information about DukeNet is available at

About Telx
Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and data center 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 a community of the industry’s highest performance networks, includingaccess to 880+ leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, cloud providers, 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 and Santa Clara) and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. For more information about Telx, visit To become a fan of Telx on Facebook, go to

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BridgeView Marketing for Telx
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