Ultra-low latency network connects Toronto’s largest carrier hotels to Equinix NY4 in New Jersey

The first new fiber-optic cable constructed between Toronto and New York in almost two decades is complete. Crosslake Fibre’s diverse network route connecting Toronto’s largest carrier hotels, Equinix TR2 at 45 Parliament Street and 151 Front Street West, to Equinix NY4 in Secaucus, New Jersey is now ready for commercial service. Offering lit and dark fiber services interconnecting Crosslake FibreToronto, Secaucus, NJ and Buffalo, NY, the new route offers multiple extensions to various points-of-presence in both cities and shortens the distance between major business and financial hubs. The historic cable traverses Lake Ontario from Toronto to New York State utilizing a specialized 192 fiber strand submarine cable that is 36 miles (58 km) in length and can provide up to several thousand terabits per second of capacity throughput. “The new network provides the lowest latency performance, physical geographic diversity, and ultra-high capacity throughput for customers,” states Mike Cunningham, CEO of Crosslake Fibre.  “This backbone Internet infrastructure benefits the financial markets, data centers, content delivery networks, the gaming eco-system, payment processing, and Internet download speeds, in addition to being a catalyst for economic development.”

“It is exciting to see a home-grown company like Crosslake Fibre deliver critical infrastructure between Toronto and New York. When companies like Crosslake Fibre choose Toronto, it further demonstrates the growth we are seeing in our technology sector. As the world becomes increasingly digital, it is vital for the success of our city to continue to support important infrastructure like this fiber-optic cable and the companies that are spearheading these projects.” – Toronto Mayor John Tory

Crosslake Fibre’s  innovative approach to fiber-optic development is focused on providing wholesale, enterprise, and financial customers with physically diverse, low-latency connectivity over next-generation networks. The company is backed by middle-market private equity firm Tiger Infrastructure Partners. To read the full announcement, visit: http://www.crosslakefibre.ca/crosslake-fibre-goes-live-new-toronto-new-york-network/

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