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Press Release -- December 17th, 2013
Source: BYTEGRID, FiberLight

FiberLight, LLC and BYTEGRID® Roll Out “Maryland Connect”

Dark Fiber Interconnection Solution Provides New Options for Data Centers, Enterprises and Government Organizations throughout the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia Area

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA – December 17, 2013 – FiberLight, LLC, one of the nation’s leading providers of high performance fiber optic networks, has partnered with BYTEGRID Holdings LLC, which specializes exclusively in the ownership, development and operation of wholesale and compliant-grade data centers, to introduce a turnkey “building-to-cage” and “cage-to-cage” network transport solution called “Maryland Connect.”

Under the arrangement between the two companies, BYTEGRID will connect its state-of-the-art 214,000 sq. ft. Silver Spring, Maryland data center campus to FiberLight’s high performance fiber optic network. FiberLight’s network connectivity spans 600 plus route miles from Baltimore to Washington, D.C. to central and Northern Virginia passing through thousands of businesses, government facilities, and the region’s data centers.

BYTEGRID’s campus consists of two data center facilities (MDC1 and MDC2) encompassing 91,000 sq. ft. of computer room floor and 9 MWs of UPS power capacity. MDC1 is the largest multi-tenant data center in Maryland, offering a high availability solution through a concurrently maintainable and fault-tolerant design. Customers will have the option to choose from a 1Gig, 10Gig, or Dark Fiber solution, delivered over a private, low-latency network to the campus. The addition of FiberLight’s broad connectivity creates a state-of-the-art solution that many enterprise and government customers will find invaluable as they seek to optimize and expand their mission-critical environments.

“We are extremely excited to work with FiberLight on an interconnection solution allowing us to expand connectivity options in response to demand from our large commercial and Federal Government customers,” said Don Goodwin, EVP Leasing and Marketing, BYTEGRID. “Maryland Connect provides new levels of access for carriers and other data centers as they serve enterprise and government customer needs for data center expansions, new connectivity options from their office or cage to a diverse data center, or in support of data center migrations.”

“BYTEGRID has quickly established itself as the leading interconnection point in Maryland and is now positioned to expand its offering to serve the broader Washington, D.C. metropolitan market including Northern Virginia,” said FiberLight’s EVP of Sales and Marketing, Dave Spitznagel. “FiberLight continues to expand its high performance fiber optic network across Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, and this partnership is another milestone in enabling current and future customer goals.”

For more information about BYTEGRID, please visit

To learn more about FiberLight’s robust fiber-optic network solutions, visit

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BYTEGRID Holdings, LLC is a privately-held company headquartered in Northern Virginia focused exclusively on the nationwide acquisition, development and operation of premier wholesale data center facilities. The company serves the growing need for mission-critical data center space by providing highly secure, interconnected, carrier-neutral, and density-robust data centers that serve commercial, government and service provider markets. BYTEGRID currently owns and operates data centers in the Washington, D.C., Atlanta, GA and Cleveland, OH metro areas with plans to enter new markets in 2014. The company is led by industry veterans with significant experience in data center operations, design and construction, as well as data center sales and marketing, real estate development and finance, and telecommunications. For more information, please visit
PR Contact for BYTEGRID:
Carter Cromley
Tel: 1 703 861 7245

About FiberLight
FiberLight is a premier provider of high performance networking services, including Ethernet, Wavelengths, and IP, SONET, and Dark Fiber optical transport network solutions. Solutions are provided to telecom carriers, government, enterprise, content providers and web-centric businesses. FiberLight wholly owns its 500,000 fiber mile network in key growth areas and offers robust networks in 44 U.S. cities and towns within Georgia, Florida, Washington, D.C., Texas, Virginia and Maryland. Visit FiberLight at
PR Contact for FiberLight:
Jennifer Handshew
iMiller Public Relations
Tel: 1 866 307 2510

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