Windstream Wholesale links to DC BLOX Birmingham data center

Aug. 2, 2022
The fiber network services provider will offer wavelength, Ethernet, and dedicated internet access services to the facility, which is located in downtown Birmingham, near the University of Alabama campus and the Innovation Depot.

Windstream Wholesale says its fiber network now connects to the DC BLOX data center at 433 6th St. South in Birmingham, AL. The fiber network services provider will offer wavelength, Ethernet, and dedicated internet access services to the facility, which is located in downtown Birmingham, near the University of Alabama campus and the Innovation Depot.

The Birmingham site is the second DC BLOX facility added to the Windstream network. “We are very excited for an additional DC BLOX facility to join our growing portfolio of on-net data centers,” said Joe Scattareggia, chief revenue officer of Windstream Wholesale. “DC BLOX is an outstanding provider of secure, reliable Tier III data centers, and Windstream Wholesale is pleased to support its mission of meeting the local and regional needs of businesses in growing communities. We look forward to expanding this valuable partnership with additional DC BLOX locations in the future.”

“DC BLOX believes that reliable, high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity is the essential cornerstone of all digital acceleration, and Windstream’s quality offerings will bolster all capabilities of our customers and partners,” said Jeff Wabik, chief technology officer for DC BLOX.” Windstream’s service velocity and quality support further improve all aspects of the partnership. We are excited to welcome Windstream Wholesale further into the family of DC BLOX’s Edge-Connected Data centers, now also at our facility in Birmingham.”

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