United Fiber & Data completes network engineering for metro New York river crossings

June 12, 2013

Fiber-optic network service provider United Fiber & Data (UFD) says it has finished engineering and preparation of the river crossings that will see its fiber infrastructure cross the Hudson and Passaic Rivers in northern New Jersey. The crossings connect 165 Halsey in Newark to Manhattan and other trading and financial exchange locations in the New York and New Jersey metro area. The milestone completes a segment of the UFD network that connects Manhattan southward to Linden, NJ.

The new route provides logical and physical diversity to the UFD network, which runs along alternate pathways between New York City and Ashburn, VA. Construction of the UFD network began this past March; the company expects the complete network to run more than 375 miles when construction ends later this year. It will pass through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland along a route that bypasses the more traditional I-95 corridor (see "United Fiber & Data, rock stars, plan low-latency fiber network from New York to Virginia").

“The completion of the river crossings marks another milestone in our state-of-the-art fiber-optic network build,” states Christopher Lodge, president and COO of UFD. “The crossings enable a critical link for our customers seeking to connect to key financial exchanges in New York and New Jersey. As we build this network, we continue to recognize the value this alternate pathway will deliver for customers and partners that require lowest-latency fiber that offers security, diversity and protection for their data and information streams.”

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