Windstream expands 100G network from Ashburn to NJ

Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) has added 100-Gbps connectivity between its point of presence (PoP) at 21715 Filigree Court, Ashburn, VA to the New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) carrier-neutral data center in Wall Township, NJ. The link creates the first direct fiber-optic network connection between NJFX's Meet-Me Room (MMR) at the Tata Communications' Cable Landing Station (CLS) and Ashburn.

Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) has added 100-Gbps connectivity between its point of presence (PoP) at 21715 Filigree Court, Ashburn, VA to the New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) carrier-neutral data center in Wall Township, NJ. The link creates the first direct fiber-optic network connection between NJFX's Meet-Me Room (MMR) at the Tata Communications' Cable Landing Station (CLS) and Ashburn.

"In 2015, Windstream focused on expanding its network. This latest 230-plus-mile, 100G long-haul network extension reflects our commitment to meeting the rapidly expanding data needs of our customers," said Joe Scattareggia, senior vice president of sales for Windstream Carrier Solutions. "We built out our network to NJFX's meet-me room in New Jersey as an additional termination point since this is a prime meeting hub for subsea cables connecting two continents."

NJFX operates a 64,800-square-foot, Tier 3 facility at the Tata Communications CLS. Tata plans to offer its full portfolio of services at the Wall Township facility in March 2016. These services include carrier-grade MPLS, wavelength options and, eventually, 100-Gbps Internet handoffs, says NJFX.

"Given the challenging economic conditions, fast, secure, and reliable connectivity is crucial for businesses," said John Hayduk, president and corporate operations officer at Tata Communications. "The direct extension of our network and access to additional routes to Ashburn will ultimately enable organizations to reach global audiences faster, expand into new territories, and drive better collaboration worldwide in today's hyper-connected marketplace,"

The new connection offers NJFX customers access to Windstream's array of services – and, of course, Windstream and Tata connections to each other's networks.

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