24/7 to connect dark fiber backbone to CoreSite DC1 data center

May 2, 2013
Fiber-optic network service provider 24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network has agreed to extend its dark fiber backbone into CoreSite Realty Corp.'s (NYSE: COR) DC1 facility in downtown Washington, DC. The fiber cable connection will provide CoreSite customers with new options for interconnectivity to carriers, service providers, and enterprises throughout the U.S. Mid-Atlantic.

Fiber-optic network service provider 24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network has agreed to extend its dark fiber backbone into CoreSite Realty Corp.'s (NYSE: COR) DC1 facility in downtown Washington, DC. The fiber cable connection will provide CoreSite customers with new options for interconnectivity to carriers, service providers, and enterprises throughout the U.S. Mid-Atlantic.

24/7 Mid-Atlantic provides custom optical transport and network services—including metro dark fiber, mobile backhaul, last-mile transport, private fiber networks, and carrier-neutral colocation—to customers across the Baltimore; Washington, DC, metro; Northern Virginia; and Delmarva Peninsula areas. In addition to the benefits the new connection will offer CoreSite customer, 24/7’s customers with have access to the CoreSite Mesh, Coresite’s capacity, and connectivity fabric.

"We have been working closely with CoreSite to ensure that our presence at DC1 provides our customers with the most diverse and optimal interconnectivity options possible," said Christopher Morris, president and chief operations officer, 24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network. "Our strategic relationship with CoreSite will enable our customers to significantly expand their reach throughout our network footprint and gain access to CoreSite's Mesh community."

"Customers join our community because of the diverse range of interconnection opportunities we provide," said Jarrett Appleby, chief operating officer, CoreSite. "It is a critical part of what we offer through the CoreSite Mesh. Today's agreement with 24/7 expands the interconnection choices that we deliver to our customers and enables them to extend their reach and expand business opportunities throughout the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region."

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