Glo Fiber Business links to Virginia Beach cable station via Globalinx

March 21, 2023
Glo Fiber Business, the business services arm of U.S. cable MSO Shentel, says it has reached an agreement to link its network into Globalinx, a Tier III data center in Virginia Beach.

Glo Fiber Business, the business services arm of U.S. cable MSO Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. (Shentel; Nasdaq: SHEN), says it has reached an agreement to link its network into Globalinx, a Tier III data center in Virginia Beach. Globalinx will enable Glo Fiber Business to offer customers access to the submarine cable networks that land at the Virginia Beach Cable Landing Station.

The Globalinx data center campus provides data center and colocation services as well as meet-me-room facilities. It also links to the Virginia Beach Cable Landing Station, which provides access to such submarine cables as MAREA and BRUSA.

"Globalinx Data Centers in Virginia Beach, VA, is excited to announce Glo Fiber as a new ISP in our data center. Glo Fiber has a unique fiber footprint that includes areas such as Virginia and West Virginia and will create many opportunities in the Hampton Roads Region while providing key services such as fiber connectivity and cloud-based services," said Greg Twitt, founder and president of Globalinx. "Glo Fiber's state-of-the-art technology will be a game changer in this market, and in particular, the Hampton Roads area. Having Glo Fiber in Globalinx will further strengthen our offering as a carrier-neutral facility."

"Glo Fiber continues to invest in network expansion, providing our business customers with additional options to connect both domestically and internationally," added Craig Venable, vice president of commercial sales. "We are making strategic investments in infrastructure to support our rapid customer growth and to develop new business relationships across our markets. Companies, municipalities and educational institutions of all sizes will benefit from the choices that will arise from our network expansion."

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