Hylan and GIX’s Fiber Network is First Hudson River Crossing Build in Over 20 Years

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has an impressive history, dating back to 1876 when construction of the rail system began. Now, thanks to a strategic partnership between Global InterXchange, LLC (GIX) and Hylan, a new “first” is underway for the heavy rail rapid-transit system. A metro dark fiber network build via the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) tunnel will make GIX the first carrier-neutral dark fiber company to construct a Hudson River crossing in over 20 years. GIX has selected Hylan as its contractor for the new fiber network, which will run between 60 Hudson and 165 Halsey.

“Due to the complexity of this build, we needed a general contractor with the experience and in-house resources to go above and beyond the typical fiber pull. Hylan has met all these requirements and more, serving as a true and highly valued partner throughout the entire process. This critical project will redefine how the dark fiber market is served in Lower Manhattan and Northern New Jersey.” – Joe Falco, President of GIX

When completed, the tunnel will provide the lowest latency to financial, telecom and colocation facilities in and around Northern New Jersey and lower Manhattan. The project is a direct, end-to-end solution and provides the southernmost diverse Hudson River crossing. 

GIX is the only private company building redundant dark fiber infrastructure into Lower Manhattan. The team’s keen understanding of the geography and terrain allows them to carry out projects with no guesswork. 

“Hylan has built a strong relationship with GIX, and we are honored they trust us to work with their team to carry out this unique and important build. By creating this monumental fiber route, we are doing our part to provide fiber connectivity to the underserved New York and New Jersey markets.” — Robert Bianco, VP of Business Development for Hylan.

Hylan is a leading provider of full-service turnkey communications solutions, electrical infrastructure design and construction services for wireline, wireless, and smart city municipal services across the United States. For more information, please visit www.hylan.com or follow them on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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