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Press Release -- October 27th, 2011
Source: First Communications
Tags: Construction, Metro Fiber

First Communications Provides Data Center Connectivity to the Penn Regional Business Center

New affiliation enables tenants or buyers of The Synchrium Group’s properties or data centers to take advantage of First Communication’s diverse, low-latency fiber routes 

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — First Communications, a leading regional fiber-based provider of critical data communications, announces connectivity services to businesses locating in The Synchrium Group’s Penn Regional Business Center in Marshalls Creek, Pa. First Communications can leverage its more than 5,400-fiber-route-mile network spanning the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic United States to connect businesses that need access to/from the Penn Regional Business Center’s 100,000-square-foot data center now under construction.

“We are pleased to be able to provide connectivity for properties locating in the Penn Regional Business Center, as they will have access to our unique, low-latency routes not available through other service providers,” said Rick Poore, president of First Telecom Services LLC, dba First Communications.

“Many of the companies that may occupy the data center need fast, reliable connections to other business locations between New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Toronto. Our relationship with First Communications will provide them with access to a leading regional fiber network with very competitive pricing and some of the most diverse routes in the industry,” said William Hopkins, vice president of engineering, The Synchrium Group.

The high-density data center has a power supply of more than 15 MW and will enable First Communications to maximize the use of its network connecting to the data center. First Communications’ association with The Synchrium Group is part of the company’s strategy to provide connectivity to key access points along its long-haul and metro fiber network. The company expects to add more access points before the end of the year.

About First Communications

First Communications ( offers high-capacity long-haul and metro fiber network services and voice and high-speed data services across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic U.S. and into Canada. Our network includes more than 5,400 fiber route miles, 250,000 fiber miles and 600 on-net wire centers. The fiber network includes approximately 500 metro route miles reaching more than 50 Tier 1, 2 and 3 markets. First Communications serves a diverse customer base, including carrier/wholesale customers, large enterprises and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

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