Quantum Loophole is getting into the fiber business by building a loop of its own, or more accurately a metro fiber ring. To complement the company’s planned 2,100+ acre Quantum Frederick site in Maryland, they have broken ground on a 43-mile hyperscale fiber project.
The plans call for a massive amount of fiber between the Frederick campus and the key data center destinations in nearby Ashburn in northern Virginia. It will contain 30+ 2-inch HDPE buried conduits capable of containing as many as 200K strands of fiber. Initially they will be deploying 3,456 strands. The company has received approval for two crossings of the Potomac, though they haven’t said exactly where and how they’ll be doing that.
Quantum Loophole’s Frederick project will be built upon the former site of the Alcoa Eastalco Works property to the south of Frederick proper at 5601 Manor Woods Rd. The new metro ring will give them connectivity to Ashburn of under 1/2 a millisecond RTT latency.
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