NJFX-LogoLeading data center and colocation solutions provider New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) and large bandwidth transport provider Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) have successfully expanded Windstream’s 100G long-haul express network.

Together, the two companies have established a direct network connection between Ashburn, Virginia, and NJFX’s carrier-neutral data center in Wall Township, New Jersey. It’s also the first direct network connection between NJFX’s Meet-Me Room (MMR), located at Tata Communications’ New Jersey-based Cable Landing Station (CLS), and Ashburn.  The 230-plus-mile long-haul network now runs from Windstream’s Point of Presence (PoP) at 21715 Filigree Court in Ashburn to NJFX’s carrier-neutral data center in Wall Township.Windstream Communications

This is significant, as the network offers a critical bypass of the congested New York and Northern New Jersey markets, as well as several others, while also maintaining low latency and a high level of security.  What’s more, Windstream is the only carrier with four separate paths to and from the Ashburn region.  This access is highly significant, as 70 percent of the world’s Internet traffic runs through Northern Virginia, Windstream’s primary location.

Customers of NJFX will benefit from this premium network, as well as gain access to Windstream’s enterprise-class cloud communications, voice and data solutions. Windstream offers 100 Gigabit Ethernet services, and an expansive network of IP network and fiber solutions that spans the U.S.  Windstream brings to the table 9 million square feet of data center space, access to 10 major third-party data centers and multiple data center campuses across greater Washington, D.C.

Tata Communications is sweetening the deal, too. The company continues to invest in its IP infrastructure at Wall Township, and has plans to offer a full portfolio of services there in March 2016. These services will include wavelength options, carrier-grade MPLS and 100 Gigabit Internet handoffs.

To discuss additional connectivity benefits of the expanded network, contact NJFX@imillerpr.com.