American Tower expands former Colo Atl facility

April 27, 2021
The facility, now called American Tower Metro Data Center, has seen the addition of almost 20,000 square feet and 2 MW of capacity in the expansion.

American Tower (NYSE: AMT) says it has increased the size and capacity of the former Colo Atl facility at 55 Marietta in downtown Atlanta that it acquired in 2019 (see “American Tower investigates colocation with Colo Atl acquisition”). The facility, now called American Tower Metro Data Center, has seen the addition of almost 20,000 square feet and 2 MW of capacity in the expansion.

The expansion brings American Tower Metro Data Center’s total footprint to approximately 44,500 square feet across the second, fifth, and eighth floors of the building at 55 Marietta. Total capacity is now 4 MW. The additions follow previous improvements last year that included renovations on the fifth floor, the addition of a new dedicated Meet-Me-Area, upgrades to the security and surveillance system, revamped workspaces on each floor for customers, as well as other enhancements.

“Expanding in the telecom hub of Atlanta gives us the opportunity to provide our customers with more power and capacity, giving them a vehicle to provide stronger connectivity options,” says David Fox, director of business development, U.S. Innovation for American Tower. “Since acquiring our facility at 55 Marietta nearly two years ago, we’ve been committed to providing state-of-the-art collocation facilities in downtown Atlanta, and this expansion is the latest step we’ve taken to fulfill that promise.”

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