FEBRUARY 13, 2007 -- American Fiber Systems (search for AFS), provider of data networks to carriers and large enterprises, has completed a metropolitan fiber network in the Kansas City metropolitan area for 1&1 Internet Inc. (1&1), the world's largest web hosting provider.
"We selected AFS to connect our brand new Lenexa data center with low latency to leading ISPs through state-of-the-art connectivity," contends Andreas Gauger, chairman of 1&1 Internet Inc. "The AFS line will be an important element for our service level promise of 99.99% availability and is essential in bolstering our redundancy and achieving market-leading connectivity."
The metropolitan fiber network connects 1&1's newest data center, located in Lenexa, KS, with a number of Internet bandwidth providers, carrier hotels, and network hubs in Kansas City, Missouri. As part of its major dedication and focus on the enterprise market, American Fiber Systems built a four-node, point-to-point, metro fiber circuit, which included three major telecommunications points-of-presence (POPs) already on the company's network in the Kansas City metro area.
"1&1 opened a fully-automated data center in Lenexa in early 2007, and the entire team at American Fiber Systems knew that completing this project on time was critical," recalls Mike Rosato, senior director-carrier sales for American Fiber Systems.
American FiberISystems owns and operates its fiber-optic network in Kansas City, which runs through both sides of the state lines of Missouri and Kansas. The company connects carriers and enterprises in six markets throughout the United States.