KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwired - May 26, 2016) - 1102 Grand -- a Netrality Property, Kansas City's carrier hotel, announces that Consolidated Communications, Inc. (CCI) has set up a network Point of Presence (PoP) at 1102 Grand, expanding the services it can provide to customers across the Midwest.
Consolidated Communications is a leading business and broadband provider in the Kansas City region. Recently, the company has seen a surge in carrier services activity and the delivery of high capacity bandwidth and fiber in the region. The 1102 Grand Meet Me Room ecosystem continues to grow evidenced by the addition of content providers, carriers, government, educational and enterprise networks. These factors prompted CCI to make an investment in a larger footprint at 1102 Grand, thereby enhancing its IP core and expanding capacity to meet the demands of the marketplace.
"Our expanded presence at 1102 Grand is driven by the strong growth we are seeing in our carrierand commercial services and we are committed to providing even more benefits to customers looking for cost-effective solutions," states Carol Wirsbinski, Chief Sales Officer at Consolidated Communications.
CCI will now offer up to 100G connectivity from 1102 Grand's Meet Me Room across its regional fiber network, including to its Lenexa Data Center and Lee's Summit. "1102 Grand is the premier carrier-neutral hotel in Kansas City with connections to virtually all carriers in the market," added David Harral, Carrier Services Director for Consolidated Communications. "Our continued relationship and presence in the facility positions us at the nexus of telecommunications across the country and allows us to offer diverse and reliable solutions to customers in Kansas City and across our 11-state footprint."
"We are pleased that CCI has expanded its presence in 1102 Grand," states Hunter Newby, Joint Venture Partner at 1102 Grand. "Our existing customers will benefit from the ability to connect to CCI's extensive local and national network and services."
About Netrality Properties
Netrality Properties combines the ownership of carrier hotel real estate with the operation of data center colocation, providing network neutral "Meet Me Room" environments with long-term stability and no monthly recurring charges for cross connections. Netrality Properties currently owns approximately 3 million square feet of carrier hotel property, including 325 Hudson in New York (owned in Joint Venture with Jamestown, LP), 401 North Broad in Philadelphia, 1102 Grand in Kansas City, 717 South Wells in Chicago, and 1301 Fannin in Houston. Netrality is a joint venture operated by affiliates of Amerimar Enterprises and Hunter Newby.
For more information on Netrality Properties, please visit www.netralityproperties.com.
About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications (CNSL) provides business and broadband communications services across its 11-state service area. For more than a century, the Company has consistently provided innovative, reliable, high-quality products and services over an expanded fiber optic network. Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions including: High-Speed Internet, Digital TV, Data, Phone, managed and cloud services and wireless backhaul. Learn more about Consolidated Communications at consolidated.com.