FiberLight to provide fiber connectivity to new MDC Data Centers Texas facility

April 4, 2023
The new site, to be located at 500 Bliss Street, will leverage MDC’s International Fiber Crossing Infrastructure offering to enable connections between Dallas and the central Mexican city of Querétaro.

Fiber network services provider FiberLight, LLC and colocation services provider MDC Data Centers have reached an agreement that will see FiberLight become the first fiber provider to link into a new MDC Data Centers facility planned for Eagle Pass, TX. The new site, to be located at 500 Bliss Street, will leverage MDC’s International Fiber Crossing Infrastructure offering to enable connections between Dallas and the central Mexican city of Querétaro.

Located 125 miles from Mexico City, Querétaro, is seeing a spike a data center activity driven mainly by cloud service providers and over-the-top (OTT) media companies looking to service customers and enterprises in Mexico, say the two companies. In particular, data center and cloud services providers in Santiago de Querétaro will have a need for diverse interconnectivity with major OTT companies and content providers in the U.S., the partners believe.

The collaboration in Eagle Pass builds on an existing relationship between the two companies that has seen FiberLight leverage its Texas fiber infrastructure to connect into four other MDC Data Centers facilities:

  • MDC McAllen (MCA1), 200 S 10th Street
  • MDC McAllen (MCA2), 422 S 11th Street
  • MDC El Paso, 11455 Cedar Oak Drive
  • MDC Laredo, 13619 Cabezut Drive.

“Thanks to our Texas footprint, FiberLight is pleased to deliver fiber to the new MDC Data Center strategically located in Eagle Pass,” commented Jay Anderson, CTO of FiberLight. “We are excited for the opportunity to offer connectivity to MDC Data Centers and enable cross-border, consistent service for all their customers.”

“For more than a decade, MDC has been a trusted partner, guide, and advocate for networks on both sides of the border,” added Juan Salazar, CEO of MDC Data Centers. “Our vision is to provide our clients with a Border Interconnection Platform that spans the length and breadth of the U.S.-Mexico border. This new location is a vital step towards realizing that vision.”

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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