FiberLight Completes El Paso Data Center Expansion

FiberLight LLC, a fiber infrastructure provider with more than 20 years of experience building and operating mission-critical, high-bandwidth networks, today announced it has completed its fiber expansion in the greater El Paso, Texas market, with a new Point of Presence (PoP) at the MDC El Paso facility.

FiberLight has been broadening its fiber network across Texas for many years with the goal of serving the El Paso area as the local community has become a major hub for connecting to the Mexicao market. This expansion brings new connections for businesses in this area and provides a fourth border crossing to support terabits of bandwidth from Mexico to Dallas. FiberLight can now connect El Paso with Laredo, McAllen, and Brownsville.

“We see first-hand the amount of capacity required to move data from the U.S. market across the border to Mexico to support critical communications and to reach data center locations in Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and Austin,” said Chris Rabii, CEO at FiberLight. “This latest expansion and the connections with MDC Data Centers provide our customers with the cross-border gateways required to move vast amounts of data from one data center to another with no lag time. We are excited to bring these new connections to our customers and look forward to engaging with new wireless carriers in the months ahead.”

FiberLight’s Texas network leverages more than 16,000 route miles and 165 on-net data centers connected with newly constructed fiber. Following this recent expansion in El Paso, local data centers now connected back to the larger FiberLight network are able to receive their full 10G or 100G throughput when compared to legacy networks.

MDC El Paso complements the company’s data centers in McAllen and Laredo, Texas, and Nogales, Arizona. MDC focuses on interconnecting the world with Mexico by providing carrier-neutral colocation and international fiber crossings in strategic hubs along the U.S. border with Mexico.