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TOWARDEX completes open access utility entrance for CoreSite’s Boston data centre

TOWARDEX completes open access utility entrance for CoreSite’s Boston data centre

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TOWARDEX, a Boston-based network provider specialising in data centre interconnections and high-bandwidth fibre optic communications and operator of the Massachusetts Internet Exchange (MASS IX), has announced the completion of one of the region’s first open access utility entrance solutions for fibre optic networks in CoreSite’s Boston data centre.

The new fibre optic corridor known as the Hub Express System, provides a hyperscale network of underground conduits to accommodate installations of more than 135 additional fibre optic cables by carriers, substantially increasing the area’s digital infrastructure capabilities for interconnected data centres and delivers a foundation for the continued growth of Internet traffic throughout New England.

“CoreSite’s Boston data centre is one of the most interconnected buildings in New England today, offering access to leading cloud, IT and network providers, like TOWARDEX,” said Matt Gleason, VP General Management for CoreSite. “With the completion of this additional utility entrance, CoreSite continues to expand our already robust connectivity ecosystem with new telecommunications providers and networks.”

During the development of the Hub Express System, TOWARDEX and CoreSite collaborated to enable open access entry into the data centre by all interested telecommunications providers in a competitively neutral and non-discriminatory environment.

The companies constructed a new utility entrance and lateral trench, installing 68 conduits as well as building penetrations for fibre optic cables. The new entrance facilities are operated by TWDX Infrastructure, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TOWARDEX.

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