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Press Release -- August 27th, 2014
Source: DQE Communications, Iron Mountain


Iron Mountain to Connect its National Data Center to Pittsburgh Via DQE’s Fiber-Optic Cable

PITTSBURGH – DQE Communications, the region’s leading provider of data networking services for businesses, has signed a 20-year contract with Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRM, news) to support the data storage and information management company’s growing data center business.

DQE will connect Iron Mountain’s storage facility in Boyers, Pa., to a fiber-optic meeting point at on Pittsburgh’s North Side, where DQE’s expansive Western Pa. network interfaces with other fiber-optic carriers from across the country. From there, Iron Mountain will be able to improve its connection with its clients across North America by rapidly transporting, protecting and saving crucial data to its underground storage facility in Boyers.

DQE will provide Iron Mountain’s National Data Center in western Pennsylvania with high-speed, fiber-optic data network services. Specifically DQE will provide its redundant dark optical fiber, designed to power Iron Mountain’s network services. Iron Mountain’s National Data Center offers retail colocation and wholesale data center leasing options ideal for highly regulated industries. Via its ever-expanding network of high-speed, fiber-optic cables, DQE will connect Iron Mountain’s data center complex to a fiber-optic meeting point on Pittsburgh’s North Side, where DQE’s expansive southwestern Pennsylvania network interfaces with other fiber-optic carriers across the country. This service provides fast, secure, high bandwidth connectivity enabling Iron Mountain to offer in-demand, hybrid cloud services to their data center colocation customers.

“Iron Mountain has a strong belief in network neutrality and its value to data center customers. DQE’s network, reliability and responsiveness make them an ideal partner for this ‘mission critical’ service,” said Dan Golding, vice president of operations at Iron Mountain. “Our partnership with DQE Communications provides our customers with the flexibility to select the best option to meet their specific requirements. Once connected to DQE’s extensive fiber network, our customers will have access to a host of carriers, each with its own national footprint and service offerings. For services within southwestern Pennsylvania, DQE has a wide array of scalable, resilient data services to meet the varying requirements of Iron Mountain’s customers.”

DQE Communications will add approximately 40 miles of fiber-optic cable from Iron Mountain’s site in Boyers, Pennsylvania to Butler, Pennsylvania. Iron Mountain is contracting 192 miles of DQE Communications fiber optic cable from its site to Pittsburgh’s North Side.

“We are proud that an organization as well-respected as Iron Mountain, a trusted provider of data center colocation services, selected DQE Communications as its fiber-optic network provider,” said Jim Morozzi, President and CEO of DQE Communications. “Our customers recognize that we provide the highest quality networking services in the region and that we are dedicated to the vitality of our customers and the growth and expansion of our network throughout Western Pennsylvania.”

DQE Communications has been growing faster than ever. In addition to the new network construction for Iron Mountain, DQE Communications continues to expand its network further into to Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Indiana, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Over the past year, DQE expanded its fiber footprint by completing 263 miles of fiber and has over 900+ buildings served. DQE continually evaluates opportunities for network expansion to most effectively accommodate its customer requests and business paths.

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About Iron Mountain Data Centers
In April 2013, Iron Mountain announced its entry into the multi-tenant data center market, making available wholesale data center and retail colocation options within the company’s western Pennsylvania Underground. In March 2014, Iron Mountain launched its Data Center Marketplace to connect enterprise IT buyers and cloud solution providers to Iron Mountain’s secure colocation platform. In May 2014, the company opened its first regional data center in Northborough, Massachusetts. In June, the company announced the availability of Total Network Services, a high-quality, low-cost connectivity to enterprise Data Center customers, making it easier for customers to buy network services and manage carrier relationships. For more information about Iron Mountain Data Center, visit

About Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a leading provider of storage and information management services. The company’s real estate network of over 64 million square feet across more than 1,000 facilities in 36 countries allows it to serve customers with speed and accuracy. And its solutions for records management, data management, document management, and secure shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information for business advantage. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including business documents, backup tapes, electronic files and medical data. Visit for more information.

About DQE Communications

Headquartered in Pittsburgh’s SouthSide Works development, DQE Communications is one of the leading providers of high-speed, fiber-optic data networking for businesses, governmental agencies and carriers throughout the seven-county southwestern Pennsylvania region. The company’s network of fiber-optic cables spans thousands of miles throughout Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Indiana, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Already in over 900+ commercial buildings in the region, DQE Communications is continually working to expand its network.

Through Metro Ethernet, Internet services, dark fiber, and colocation services, DQE Communications offers their business customers secure, reliable and flexible network services.

An unregulated subsidiary of Duquesne Light Holdings, DQE Communications was established in 1997. For more information, visit or call 1-866-GO-FIBER.

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