Windstream has extended its 100G buildout to the Jersey Shore. The 230+ mile network expansion creates a direct path between key submarine cables and Ashburn in northern Virginia. They've hooked up with NJFX's meet-me room and data center in Wall Township, which sits alongside the Tata Communications cable landing station. Not only does Tata's own transatlantic cable land there, but the new Seabras-1 cable to Brazil will also be moving in soon.
NJFX revealed plans to build a carrier neutral data center and meet-me room a year ago, and opened the meet-me room in September. The facility will offer 64,800 square feet of Tier 3 space at what it hopes to become a key point of interconnection for global networks.
For its part, Windstream has been expanding its 100G footprint all year, stretching outward with the help of Infinera's 500G superchannels. The PAETEC acquisition gave them a particularly dense fiber footprint along the eastern seaboard, and they boast four separate paths in and out of Ashburn, one of which bypasses the NY metro area entirely between this particular landing. Windstream has been increasingly active at the transport layer over the past year.