Telefonica Adds Jacksonville PoP with Cologix

Telefonica Business Solutions has deployed a point of presence in Cologix’s JAX1 data center in Jacksonville, Fla.

The PoP creates a diverse path for Internet traffic, complementing legacy paths flowing through Miami. Telefonica Business Solutions is a member of the Pacific and Caribbean Cable System (PCCS), which recently announced its 3,700 mile subsea cable system is operational, with its U.S. node landing directly in Jacksonville. With the additional PoP, Telefonica Business Solutions can connect wholesale customers and peers to both their subsea and terrestrial networks at Cologix’s facility.

Cologix recently completed a $7 million capacity augment and upgrade to all critical power and cooling infrastructure at the 421 W. Church carrier hotel, in preparation for the subsea cables landing in Jacksonville. In addition, Cologix has completed a diverse dark fiber network between its interconnect site at JAX 1 with its JAX 2 enterprise grade data center at 4800 Spring Park Rd.

“We entered and invested heavily into the Jacksonville market with the express objective of supporting the carriers riding the new PCCS and AMX-1 subsea cable systems, so we are honored and gratified that Telefonica Business Solutions selected our facility for their network node,” said Graham Williams, COO, Cologix.  “We continue to believe that the path of Internet traffic between North and South America will be fundamentally changed by networks like Telefonica and we are proud to be a part of that transition.”