Project allows dual point of entry access into buildings with broader network connectivity
York, Pa. – May 10, 2016 – United Fiber & Data (UFD), a communication infrastructure enterprise operating as a multi-regional fiber optic network provider, announces today that it has worked with Equinix to complete its build-out at Equinix’s NY9 data center located at 111 8th Avenue, one of the largest tech buildings in New York City, featuring a carrier hotel and a meet me room that is also among the biggest in the city. UFD will build dual points of entry into the building to meet customer demand and provide access to a wide range of industries. The new build-out grants NY9 customers complete access to UFD’s network. UFD also has an established a presence at Equinix’s NY4 data center located at 755 Secaucus Road in Secaucus, N.J. This data center serves the world’s largest financial, media and enterprise companies with premium interconnection services.
The expansion by UFD into NY9 will allow its clients and customers access to broader network connectivity. UFD’s network is fully owned, bypasses major corridors and city centers and offers one of the lowest possible latency routes available. The company strategically designed a path, between New York City and Washington, D.C., to avoid single points of failure with a solution that offers fast and diverse dark fiber access and connectivity.
The build-out also allows for a high-count point of entry at Equinix’s NY9 data center. UFD offers dark fiber solutions designed to meet customer needs with access into the state-of-the-art facility, while the dual point of entry allows for network diversity, speed and flexibility. This diversity allows for a secure network with reduced risk.
“This project will prove incredibly valuable to our customers,” says Christopher Lodge, President and Chief Operating Officer of UFD. “It was integral that we collaborate with a facility whose leadership understands our dedication to providing a diverse and secure network to businesses across a variety of industries in New York City. The Equinix teams at NY9 and NY4 have proved to be exactly that type of interconnection and data center provider we need, and we look forward to a long and successful relationship.”
“We take pride in offering facilities with the best network connectivity in the world, and our customers have come to depend on that,” states Jim Poole, Vice President, Global Ecosystem Development at Equinix. “Our NY4 and NY9 data centers are used by some of the largest and most important companies across a variety of verticals. Our work with UFD, and the access it grants us to an low latency alternative network, provides our customers with the benefit of reliable and diverse connectivity.”
About United Fiber & Data
Founded in May 2011, the executive team of United Fiber & Data (“UFD”) has built Liberty Lantern-1, an operational 30-mile metro ring to service enterprise clients in lower Manhattan by connecting into the largest carrier hotels in the city. UFD has also secured the licenses and right-of-ways needed to build, Atlantic Lantern-1 and Atlantic Lantern-2, a purpose-built 400-mile rural pathway between Manhattan and the largest Internet switch in the country, Ashburn, VA. The pathway traverses and intersects with second and third tier cities lacking broadband connectivity while serving as the only purpose-built alternative pathway to directly link the financial epicenter of Wall Street and the data centric community of Ashburn. For more information, please visit www.UFD.com or get to know us on Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn.
United Fiber & Data Media Contact:
Jaymie Scotto & Associates for UFD
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