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EdgeConneX and Bandwidth IG Increase Atlanta Data Center Connectivity Options

As businesses continue to flock to the Atlanta region in search of colocation and reliable network connectivity,​EdgeConneX​®, the pioneer in ​Edge data center​® development, is exploring new solutions to enable additional high capacity connectivity options for enterprises and service providers.

“With its low natural disaster risk and high fiber density, Atlanta is home to many Fortune 500 companies and is a critical market for EdgeConneX,” comments Aron Smith, Vice President for Interconnection Product Management at EdgeConneX. “We proudly support our clients’ edge deployments with two data centers located near the downtown metro area. Location sensitivity is key when you are building the edge, and that is why we spurred a fundamental shift in bringing the data center to the edge in markets such as Atlanta.”

Bandwidth Infrastructure Group (Bandwidth IG) serves the dark fiber and connectivity requirements of key organizations in the Atlanta region.  The Bandwidth IG network is now available at the EdgeConneX Atlanta data center campus, ATL01 and ATL02. This addition increases high capacity connectivity options for enterprises and service providers, offering them more speed and scalability to meet their expanding network needs.

As a metro dark fiber network provider, Bandwidth IG provides reliable network solutions to leading technology companies. The company promotes business growth by empowering digital acceleration and recently deployed a metro dark fiber network in the Greater Atlanta region. The new network consists of multiple rings with high-capacity fiber cables connecting the central business district to the increasingly important developments on the western side of the metro area.

“Atlanta is fast becoming a crucial market for data-intensive businesses and the EdgeConneX campus is among the first sites we knew we had to include in our new network,” said Jim Nolte, CEO of Bandwidth IG. “The legacy fiber networks in Atlanta are all close to 20 years old and with many companies committing large-scale deployments here, we knew this market was in need of new, state-of-the-art infrastructure.”

The EdgeconneX ATL01 and ATL02 data centers are three miles from downtown Atlanta. The facilities include over 120,000 sq ft of data center space with multiple data halls and ample space for additional expansion of up to 14mw of power, 20+ kW per cabinet and 600+ watts per sq. ft.

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