United Fiber Completes New York Equinix Build

United Fiber & Data (UFD) has completed its build-out at Equinix’s NY9 data center located at 111 8th Avenue, one of the largest tech buildings in New York City.

UFD will build dual points of entry into the building to meet customer demand and provide access to a wide range of industries. The new build-out grants NY9 customers complete access to UFD’s network. UFD also has an established a presence at Equinix’s NY4 data center located at 755 Secaucus Road in Secaucus, N.J. This data center serves the world’s largest financial, media and enterprise companies with premium interconnection services.

The expansion by UFD into NY9 will allow its clients and customers access to broader network connectivity. UFD’s network is fully owned, bypasses major corridors and city centers and offers one of the lowest possible latency routes available. The company strategically designed a path, between New York City and Washington, D.C., to avoid single points of failure with a solution that offers fast and diverse dark fiber access and connectivity.

The build-out also allows for a high-count point of entry at Equinix’s NY9 data center. UFD offers dark fiber solutions designed to meet customer needs with access into the state-of-the-art facility, while the dual point of entry allows for network diversity, speed and flexibility. This diversity allows for a secure network with reduced risk.

“This project will prove incredibly valuable to our customers,” said Christopher Lodge, president and COO of UFD. “It was integral that we collaborate with a facility whose leadership understands our dedication to providing a diverse and secure network to businesses across a variety of industries in New York City. The Equinix teams at NY9 and NY4 have proved to be exactly that type of interconnection and data center provider we need, and we look forward to a long and successful relationship.”