Allied Fiber Adds PoP to Cologix’ Jacksonville Facility

Allied Fiber has established a point-of-presence (PoP) within Cologix‘ Meet-Me-Room in its Jacksonville, Fla. data center. The announcement builds on recent additions, including Telia Sonera and Comcast, Cologix announced today that

Allied Fiber, which bills itself as an open-access, network-neutral colocation and dark-fiber “superstructure,” recently announced that its 360-mile, 528-fiber-count Southeast Florida segment is ready for service. The first segment 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. The segment brings to market Allied Fiber’s promise to reduce barriers to long-haul network expansion by creating a network-neutral, dark-fiber infrastructure available to carriers, nontraditional network operators, and enterprises.

Cologix data center and Meet-Me-Room is in Jacksonville’s most network-dense building, facilitating connections at the intersection of metro, long-haul and subsea fiber routes. In addition to accessing Allied Fiber’s dark-fiber segment, Cologix’s customers can interconnect with more than 20 networks.

“A core element of Allied Fiber’s network philosophy is to connect to important network-neutral data centers in carrier hotels,” said Jason Cohen, COO at 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.”

The combination of new subsea cables and reduced barriers to extend networks create viable alternatives for connecting to South America. “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.”


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