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Cologix Welcomes Allied Fiber’s Newly Commissioned Florida Dark-Fiber Route to Its Jacksonville Meet-Me-Room

July 2, 2014

Network-neutral, dark-fiber network offers new ways for US and international networks to create more efficient and redundant connections between North and South America

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection and data center company, continues to attract new networks to its Jacksonville, Florida data center, reinforcing the growing importance of the market on the international network map. Building on recent additions, including Telia Sonera and Comcast, Cologix announced today that Allied Fiber has established a point-of-presence (PoP) within Cologix’s Meet-Me-Room.

Allied Fiber, the United States' first open-access, network-neutral colocation and dark-fiber superstructure, recently announced that its 360-mile, 528-fiber-count Southeast Florida segment is officially Ready for Service (RFS). The first segment connects the NAP of the Americas in Miami to Cologix’s Jacksonville data center and Meet-Me-Room (JAX 1) in the 421 West Church St. carrier hotel. The segment brings to market Allied Fiber’s promise to reduce barriers to long-haul network expansion by creating a network-neutral, dark-fiber infrastructure available to carriers, nontraditional network operators, and enterprises.

Cologix operates a robust data center and the Meet-Me-Room in Jacksonville’s most network-dense building, facilitating connections at the intersection of metro, long-haul and subsea fiber routes. In addition to accessing Allied Fiber’s dark-fiber segment, Cologix’s customers can interconnect with more than 20 networks.

“A core element of Allied Fiber’s network philosophy is to connect to important network-neutral data centers in carrier hotels,” explained Jason Cohen, chief operating officer, Allied Fiber. “Cologix’s facility and Meet-Me-Room in 421 W. Church St. was an obvious location for our network to reach new customers and network routes. We share Cologix’s vision that Jacksonville is poised to become an international interconnection point, and we are happy to be working with them.”

The combination of new subsea cables and reduced barriers to extend networks create viable alternatives that are less expensive and risky than the traditional paradigm for connecting to South America. “Allied Fiber has advanced a bold idea to a reality from Miami to Jacksonville. We are happy to welcome them to the interconnection community in Jacksonville’s Meet-Me-Room,” said Jay Newman, chief sales officer, Cologix. “The promise of a redundant network path to and from South America is now within reach for a larger set of networks and content providers.”

About Cologix Inc.

Cologix Inc. is a network-neutral interconnection and colocation data center company headquartered in Denver. Cologix provides scalable interconnection services and secure, reliable colocation services. Cologix operates densely connected, strategically located facilities in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. With more than 350 network choices and 18 prime interconnection locations, Cologix currently serves over 750 carrier, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers. The company’s experienced local service teams are committed to providing its customers the highest standard of local customer support. To arrange a tour of the center closest to you, contact us at sales@cologix.com. Follow Cologix on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Allied Fiber

Allied Fiber was created as the first national, open-access, integrated, network-neutral colocation and dark-fiber superstructure in the United States. Allied Fiber offers a combined long-haul and multiaccess point, short-haul fiber optic system coupled with its own colocation facilities to provide control of the underlying physical assets to all network operators. Established in 2008, the Allied Fiber system is designed to link the international subsea-cable landing points in the United States while also providing intermediate access along the route for the inclusion of local networks into the global network architecture. By managing communications infrastructure as a real estate business for network operators, the company has developed a unique platform that enables its customers’ growth and profitability, which drives its own. Follow Allied Fiber on LinkedIn and Twitter.



Cologix Media Contact

PadillaCRT

Amy Fisher, 612-455-1773

Mobile: 612-805-5707

amy.fisher@padillacrt.com

or

Sales Contact

Cologix

Rob DeVita

Mobile: 469-441-8864

rob.devita@cologix.com

or

Allied Media Contact

North 6th Agency Inc., 212-334-9753

alliedfiber@n6a.com

Source: Cologix Inc.


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