Two of the East Coast's busiest cable landing stations have added a direct fiber connection between them. In an announcement with Windstream yesterday, NJFX and Telxius revealed the completion of a fiber link between Wall NJ and Virginia Beach VA.
NJFX's facility in Wall NJ sits alongside the Tata cable landing station where TGN-Atlantic and Seabras-1 come ashore and will soon be joined by HAVFRUE/AEC-2. Meanwhile, Telxius's cable landing station hosts the MAREA and BRUSA cables. Each therefore has direct connectivity to both Europe and South America, and through this interconnection one can imagine some new, more robust diversity options between those two continents that bypass the major US hubs entirely.
The new terrestrial connection is being billed as the first ever CLS-to-CLS terrestrial route. Windstream, which some time ago unveiled a direct link between Wall and northern Virginia, is providing the terrestrial infrastructure for this link down to Virginia Beach as well. Windstream has long had a deep presence in the Mid-Atlantic, much of which derives from the Intellifiber acquisition.
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