NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – 06/29/11) – Allied Fiber, the owner, builder and operator of a network-neutral, dark fiber cable system and DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:DFT – News), the owner, developer and operator of highly specialized, secure, network-neutral wholesale data centers, today announce they have signed an agreement to connect Allied’s long-haul dark fiber system to DFT’s Piscataway, NJ data center, commonly known as NJ1. This connection should be operational in the fourth quarter of 2011.
With this build, Allied Fiber’s system will be able to leverage DFT’s 3-Lateral Underground Duct Bank in Piscataway, offering a secure, reliable and diverse fiber entrance into NJ1. DFT’s 3-Lateral Underground Duct Bank supplies providers like Allied Fiber with fast, secure and diverse physical access to NJ1. Additionally, Allied Fiber’s network will provide a unique dark fiber route from New Jersey directly to Chicago, bypassing the island of Manhattan.
“Allied Fiber’s carrier neutrality complements our network neutral approach to business,” states Hossein Fateh, President and CEO of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. “This build-out will allow DFT customers, as well as metro and regional providers, to take advantage of Allied Fiber’s dark fiber system.”
Allied Fiber is employing the most advanced fiber optic cables in its multi-duct dark fiber system to meet the ever-increasing bandwidth demands for wireless, Video over IP and other advanced technologies. This additional access to necessary infrastructure enables the development of the Global Broadband Economy for the United States. This necessary dark fiber system, which will unite communities along its route across the continental US, is being created to address America’s need for more broadband access, wireless backhaul, data center distribution and lower latency communications services.
“Allied Fiber looks forward to the opportunity to extend its long-haul, dark fiber system to DFT’s multi-tenant facility,” states Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber. “DFT’s NJ1 facility, which has attracted tenants from the financial and Internet industry, provides its tenants with access to a suite of carrier-provided services, including both transit and transport, from regional and national carriers. DFT’s business model is complementary to Allied Fiber’s plan and this build will offer customers the ability to access much needed broadband infrastructure within a highly reliable, carrier-neutral environment.”
In addition to this agreement, DFT has also become a member of Allied Fiber’s Dark Fiber Community, an online resource with over 100 members created in response to the rising demands for dark fiber products and services. For more information on the Dark Fiber Community or Allied Fiber, please visit www.alliedfiber.com.
About Allied Fiber
Allied Fiber owns, builds and will operate its own network-neutral, fiber optic cable system, connecting sub-sea landing points, cell towers, data centers, carrier hotels, colocation huts, enterprise buildings, schools and governments with next generation, long-haul and short-haul dark fiber. This necessary dark fiber network, planned to unite along its route the continental United States, is created to address America’s need for more broadband access, wireless backhaul, data center distribution and lower latency communications services. Allied Fiber is employing the most advanced fiber optic cables in its multi- duct dark fiber system to meet the ever increasing bandwidth demands for wireless, Video over IP and other advanced technologies thus enabling the development of the Global Broadband Economy for the United States. For more information, please visit www.alliedfiber.com.
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