Big news from United Fiber & Data (UFD)! The company’s newly constructed fiber-optic network connecting New York City to Ashburn, Virginia, is live and ready for service. The wholly owned, purpose-built, greenfield network connects UFD’s 13-mile metro ring in NYC to “Data Center Alley” in Ashburn, Virginia, via a 340-mile, physically diverse long-haul route.
The high-capacity, low latency path provides much-needed redundancy along this critical corridor for data transit and is physically diverse from other routes that travel from New York City to Ashburn. UFD’s network avoids the congestion on the I-95 corridor with a path through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, arriving directly in Ashburn and bypassing Washington, D.C. The company owns and operates the entire backbone with a high-count cable that is essential for transferring big data.
“We’re thrilled to unveil this new fiber network, which offers a superior alternative along the popular New York City to Ashburn route,” said Bill Hynes, Founder and CEO of United Fiber & Data. “With UFD’s fiber, customers can achieve the redundancy required by modern-day networks with a secure pathway that can support leading-edge optical gear while maintaining low latency. The infrastructure that UFD is bringing to the east coast and rural areas helps democratize opportunity for startups and established tech companies alike. For carriers, data centers, hyper-scalers, and enterprises who are relying on aging, vulnerable infrastructure, this greenfield network can bring them into the next era of data communications.”
The long-haul route to Ashburn continues UFD’s fiber footprint across the Northeast. UFD’s 13-mile metro ring in New York City, which is made up of primary backbone in lower and midtown Manhattan, recently added 60+ miles of laterals stretching from Central Park to Wall Street. The metro ring reaches 330+ buildings with the capability of accessing some of the most famous carrier addresses and data centers in the industry.