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Press Release -- May 15th, 2024
Source: exa

EXA Infrastructure continues expansion in North America with new route between Ashburn and Atlanta

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EXA Infrastructure, the leading digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe to North America, has today announced a further step in enhancing its infrastructure presence in North America with a new route connecting Ashburn and Atlanta.

Atlanta is emerging as a key data center hub, and is the fastest growing data center market in the US, according to the CBRE North America Data Center Trends H2 2023 Report. Data center projects under active construction in Atlanta increased by 211% between H1 2023 and H2 2023, with notable major campus developments on the drawing board, as outlined in this report.

The new route will follow the base of the Appalachians and will introduce a new highly resilient and diverse offering from all the existing options on this route. EXA Infrastructure will deploy the new DWDM Flex Ciena system for optimal latency and optionality up to 400G.

New Route from Ashburn to Atlanta

This network expansion in North America is aligned with EXA Infrastructure’s investment strategy to expand its owned vast network and provide more on-net route combinations for connectivity to new data centre markets and across the Atlantic. Customers will be able to single source ‘on-net’ circuits end-to-end from Atlanta to London, thereby achieving better operational efficiency and control.

“This is a major step for EXA Infrastructure, as we continue to deliver on our wider strategy to connect high-growth data centre markets across North America” commented Steve Roberts, SVP Strategic Investments and Product Management at EXA Infrastructure. Atlanta is a key market for many of our customers, including those in the AI-focused industries, and this new route will serve their connectivity needs to Europe and beyond”.

EXA Infrastructure is continuing to expand its presence in North America, including recent announcements of its expanded trans-Atlantic cable routes.

About EXA Infrastructure

EXA Infrastructure is an award-winning portfolio company of I Squared Capital and the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America.  With over 20 years of experience in building resilient networks, EXA Infrastructure provides the critical modern  infrastructure and unrivalled engineering expertise that serves as the backbone for digital and economic growth. This includes mission-critical networks for governments and enterprises, hyperscale infrastructure for the world’s most innovative and influential businesses, and ultra-low latency, high bandwidth networks for financial, gaming and broadcast services. Headquartered in London, the company owns 151,000 kilometres of fibre network across 34 countries, including six transatlantic cables and the lowest latency link between Europe and North America.

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