Progress Telecom Doubles Metro Presence In Nation’s Capital

In response to demand from corporate and government clients, Progress Telecom LLC (Booth 615) announced today expansion of its presence in northern Virginia, increasing metro access to Washington D.C. and doubling its points of presence that market from four to eight.

In addition, Progress Telecom’s customers can now access peering hub connection facilities, including Switch and Data’s PAIX (Peering And Internet eXchange) facility and the Equinix Internet Business Exchange (IBX) center.

"This important extension of our metro presence in northern Virginia is a natural step in Progress Telecom’s success-based expansion model," says Ron Mudry, Progress Telecom’s president and CEO. "Progress Telecom is positioned to grow along with its customers — bringing them access to quality services in high demand locations."

Progress Telecom’s portfolio of wholesale broadband services, including its FlexBand packaging, will be available to customers from all of its Washington, D.C.-Virginia locations. "The northern Virginia expansion enhances our blend of metro, long haul and international service offerings," Mudry adds. Progress Telecom can provide express, point-to-point circuits between Atlanta, Miami, New York and Washington, D.C., metro rings along highly popular East Coast routes, says Mudry.

Progress Telecom represents the newly combined assets of Progress Telecom and EPIK Communications, which consists of a fiber network offering local loop, metro ring access with DWDM technology and a 10 gigabit, OC192 IP backbone. The carrier installed additional DWDM equipment to support the expansion. Two diverse long-haul routes feed the new Virginia facilities. Progress Telecom also offers 10-day on-net provisioning as well as flexible, customized solutions designed for their specific needs.

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