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EdgeConneX Partners with Fibertech Networks, Bringing Connectivity to Southeast Michigan Edge Data Center

Partnership Provides Access to Diverse Dark Fiber Paths and Lit Transport Network Services up to 100Gbps

Herndon, VA – March 11, 2015EdgeConneX®, specializing in hosting solutions at the edge of the network, has partnered with Fibertech Networks, a leader in fiber optic-based network services, to provide fiber connectivity to the Detroit area’s newest and most advanced Tier III Edge Data Center® (EDC), located in the city of Southfield, MI.

Fibertech Networks is building diverse points of entrance into the EdgeConneX Detroit EDC, providing a redundant network solution for bandwidth-intensive content to local-market consumers, and offering the lowest possible latency. Fibertech’s fiber-optic network will also allow EdgeConneX customers to access dark fiber, lit transport services and IP connectivity at the EDC to ensure dynamic content delivery.

“Our Detroit EDC is purpose-built and precisely located to provide the shortest and fastest routes for content delivery to local consumers, enterprises and Internet customers,” remarks Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer at EdgeConneX. “Internet users in the greater Michigan area will no longer have their Internet content served to them remote from Chicago, but instead locally from this new Edge Data Center. Fibertech is one of the nation’s fastest growing fiber-optic bandwidth providers and it was a natural partnership for us to further enable connectivity for our customers in the greater Michigan area.”

Fibertech has built more than 12,000 route miles of network in 30 markets across the Northeast and Midwest regions, and is currently completing the build-out of more than 800 miles of fiber optic infrastructure in Southeastern Michigan.

“Providing diverse fiber access into EdgeConneX’ Detroit Edge Data Center enables Fibertech to meet the local market’s dynamic content delivery demands with high-performance fiber connectivity,” remarks Michael Hurley, Sr. Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Fibertech Networks. “Our newly-deployed, rich fiber density in the region and the shared ability to recognize the value presented by the Detroit area make Fibertech the ideal connectivity partner for EdgeConneX’s data center expansion.”

EdgeConneX specializes in providing purpose-built, power dense and edge of network Edge Data Centers and wireless solutions that enable the fastest delivery of content to end-users. EdgeConneX has created a new edge of the Internet by designing and deploying facilities that are strategically positioned nearest to network provider aggregation points, ensuring the lowest latency data delivery, with an improved quality of service.

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the EdgeConneX Detroit Edge Data Center will be held in partnership with TelNet Worldwide on March 25, 2015. For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading edge of network infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to wireless and data communications, visit: edgeconnex.com or email info@edgeconnex.com.

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About EdgeConneX
EdgeConneX® is a data center provider specializing in hosting content at the edge of the network. They provide Space, Power & Connectivity for content, network, colocation, CDNs and service providers, as well as wireless carriers, telecommunications companies, and commercial property owners. EdgeConneX has created a new edge for traditional networks offering superior performance and economics. Their purpose-built Meet You Points® optimize delivery of data at network-critical locations closest to the end-user. For more information, please visit the EdgeConneX Internet of Everywhere at edgeconnex.com.

About Fibertech Networks
Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Fibertech Networks is a leader in providing fiber-optic based network services throughout mid-size cities in the Eastern and Central regions of the United States. Fibertech was founded in May of 2000, has built metro-area fiber networks in 30 mid-sized markets in the Eastern U.S., and is led by Court Square Capital Partners of New York, N.Y. The company currently owns and operates a fiber-optic network of more than 12,000 route miles, which contains more than 9,800 on-net locations with nearly 4,000 cell sites with its fiber-only network infrastructure. With this network, Fibertech serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, large enterprises, and facilities in higher education, healthcare, and government verticals. Further information about the company can be found at www.fibertech.com.