AboveNet Wraps Fiber Build-Out to DFT Data Center

AboveNet has just completed a fiber project that connects it to the DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT) wholesale data center in Piscataway, N.J.

AboveNet is already connected to DFT’s data centers in Northern Virginia and suburban Chicago and is in the process of building out to DFT’s newest data center development in Santa Clara, Calif.

AboveNet will deploy equipment at DFT’s New Jersey (NJ1) data center, making the facility an IP and Metro Ethernet POP. By using AboveNet’s private, fiber-optic network and extensive metro footprint for high bandwidth connectivity, customers within NJ1 will be able to take advantage of connectivity to two major carrier hotels located in the New York City Metro area, enabling them access to key business hubs throughout the world, the company said.

“Our customers must have access to scalable, diverse high bandwidth connectivity with no network interruptions,” said Hossein Fateh, president and chief executive officer for DuPont Fabros Technology. “AboveNet has and continues to provide high performance fiber-optic networks for our customers’ mission critical business applications.”

DFT’s enterprise and carrier customers also can access AboveNet’s fiber-optic network infrastructure which includes more than 2.3 million fiber miles, an inter-city network spanning 12,000 route miles and a global Tier 1 IP backbone.

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