ASHBURN, Va., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — USA FIBER, a company that engineers, builds and operates mission critical dark fiber networks for clients in the telecommunications, Internet, data center, government, research & education and large enterprise space, has today announced the activation of one of the largest integrated telecommunications carriers in the United States on it’s newly installed dark fiber platform in Ashburn, VA. The carrier selected USAFIBER for its innovative ring and drop peering structure, allowing complete access to all of the Ashburn data centers cost effectively, with new fibers and high performance specifications on the network.
According to Loudoun County Economic Development up to 70 percent of the world’s internet traffic flows through Loudoun’s data centers each day. Loudoun is home to more than 60 data centers with over 3,000 technology companies housed within, occupying more than nine million square feet of data centers are currently operational or under development. This massive footprint of compute, home to innovative platforms like Equinix, Amazon AWS, Visa continues to grow with available incentives include a six percent sales and use tax exemption on servers, generators, chillers and server-related equipment.
“When we built the dark fiber peering platform for Ashburn we knew that scale, performance, density, and simplicity were key attributes we wanted the market to associated with us. We leveraged our in-house fiber engineering expertise to detail those specifications into every aspect of the platform. It is exciting to see that a multi-billion telecommunications carrier, one of the 5 largest in the US, validated our model and is actively using our dark fiber platform,” said Judd Carothers, Chief Operating Officer of USA FIBER.
The dark fiber peering platform offers clients complete access to USAFIBER’s new Ashburn ring and the ability to connect to up to 35 data centers across a single pair for a flat monthly recurring fee. USAFIBER has built the newest dark fiber platform for the Ashburn, VAmarket enabling 7 miles of 100% underground, highly scalable fiber optics to serve even the most demanding of applications.
About USA FIBER
USA FIBER is a purpose built, high capacity, dark fiber network provider. USA FIBER engineers, builds and maintains application and carrier neutral dark fiber networks designed for mission critical customers. This strategy allows clients to connect with their applications and customers, on their own terms. Founded by Ken Goffand Judd Carothers, USA FIBER has deep expertise on staff in the most stringent of dark fiber networks, encompassing over 10,000 route miles and 50 years of excellence. USA FIBER owns and operates dark fiber routes, focusing on purpose built new routes that add diversity, performance and scalability for client’s coast to coast. www.USAFIBER.com @
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