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New Jersey Fiber Exchange Announces New Carrier-Neutral Data Center

January 22, 2015

New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) has announced that it is building a new data center offering carrier-neutral connectivity to submarine cable systems.

“We are building a data center that will serve as a network interconnection point at the eastern most edge of the United States to enable companies to design and construct the most efficient network for their business and ensure the delivery of high-bandwidth applications to serve end-customers,” NJFX Founder and Managing Member Gil Santaliz said.

The Tier III center is planned to officially open next year and will be open to cable carriers, carrier-neutral providers and other customers.

NJFX is also partnering with TATA Communications colocation and other services to its customers when the center finally opens.

While New Jersey might seem like an odd place to site an advanced data center, its physical location is ideal, thanks to its proximity to New York City, itself a major hub of international commerce.

The international nature of the modern Internet is hard to understate. With the growth of more advanced applications, with massive amounts of data that include audio and video as well as text, there’s a need for more advanced networks to connect people around the world.

Even as carriers try to fight network neutrality, the reality of the market means that carriers will have to have good connections to each other, at the peril of angering the sophisticated applications that their customers have to rely on. With all of the talk of the cloud, the infrastructure of the Internet remains firmly grounded in the wires snaking across the country and under the sea to connect the rest of the world.

That’s why companies like NJFX will remain in important to the modern Internet by offering the connectivity that broadband customers expect. Carrier exchanges are the unsung heroes of the Internet.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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