Allied Fiber links new network to Cologix Jacksonville meet-me-room

Network-neutral interconnection and data center company Cologix says that it has established a connection with Allied Fiber’s recently opened Florida network. Allied Fiber joins TeliaSonera and Comcast in linking to Cologix’s Meet-Me-Room in Jacksonville, FL.

Network-neutral interconnection and data center company Cologix says that it has established a connection with Allied Fiber’s recently opened Florida network. Allied Fiber joins TeliaSonera and Comcast in linking to Cologix’s meet-me-room in Jacksonville, FL.

Allied Fiber’s Southeast Florida segment recently reached Ready for Service (RFS) status (see "Allied Fiber opens southeast fiber-optic network route"). The Allied Fiber point of presence with Cologix connects the NAP of the Americas in Miami to Cologix’s Jacksonville data center and meet-me-room (JAX 1) in the 421 West Church St. carrier hotel.

"A core element of Allied Fiber’s network philosophy is to connect to important network-neutral data centers in carrier hotels," explained Jason Cohen, chief operating officer, Allied Fiber. "Cologix’s facility and meet-me-room in 421 W. Church St. was an obvious location for our network to reach new customers and network routes. We share Cologix’s vision that Jacksonville is poised to become an international interconnection point, and we are happy to be working with them."

Open access fiber-optic networks such as Allied Fiber’s, combined with new submarine cables, offer new alternatives for connecting to South America, Cologix says. “Allied Fiber has advanced a bold idea to a reality from Miami to Jacksonville. We are happy to welcome them to the interconnection community in Jacksonville’s meet-me-room,” said Jay Newman, chief sales officer, Cologix. “The promise of a redundant network path to and from South America is now within reach for a larger set of networks and content providers.”

In addition to the Jacksonville facility, Cologix operates facilities in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.

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