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Eastlink and a Global Data Center/Hosting Provider Inks Deal with UFD’s Long-Haul Fiber Optic Network Outside the I-95 Corridor

Canadian telecommunications carrier Eastlink and another international global data center and hosting provider are now leveraging UFD’s wholly owned dark fiber assets and regen/ILA sites on its diverse long-haul fiber backbone that spans more than 400 miles and sits outside the Mid-Atlantic I-95 corridor. 

The regen/ILA sites are strategically placed along UFD’s unique fiber optic network designed to avoid congestion and single points of failure on the I-95 corridor from northern New Jersey to Ashburn, Virginia, the data center capital of the world.

 “UFD’s unique and geographically diverse fiber network provides us the flexibility to manage increasing capacity demands over time and better reach our end users without interruption,” said Steve Irvine, Eastlink’s Senior VP Engineering and CTO.

“Our plug-and-play regen sites along our route are ideal for telecom, content, data center and hosting providers to easily on-ramp onto UFD’s diverse and robust long-haul network that links the Greater New York City metro area to Northern Virginia,” said Christopher Lodge, COO and Interim CEO of UFD. “UFD’s critical and geographically diverse path offers the high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity designed to prevent costly downtime from a network disruption on the I-95 leg.”

Read the full press release here.

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