Showing posts with label NY/NJ. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NY/NJ. Show all posts

Sunday, May 18, 2014

AT&T Adds Solar Mobile Charging Stations in NY

This summer, AT&T will nearly double the number of solar mobile charging stations available in outdoor locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

The charging stations are open to anyone with a mobile phone or tablet to charge their device for free at one of the AT&T Street Charge units in parks, beaches and outdoor gathering spots.

"AT&T Street Charge grew out of a need for a sustainable power source during Superstorm Sandy and took on a life of its own when we deployed more than two dozen solar-powered units around the city last summer. We're excited to expand the program this year to more locations for longer periods of time so that anyone who needs a charge on the go can find one," said Marissa Shorenstein, New York State President, AT&T.

The full list of StreetCharge locations is posted here:

Monday, May 12, 2014

DE-CIX Lands Akamai in its NYC Data Center

DE-CIX North America, the U.S. arm of the German Internet exchange operator, confirmed Akamai as the first customer turned up on its Internet exchange, DE-CIX New York. Service turn-up for Akamai occurred last week at DE-CIX’s Internet exchange at its 111 8th Ave. access site in New York City. Akamai’s connection to DE-CIX New York follows a long-term partnership; Akamai has also used DE-CIX’s services in Europe and the Middle East.

“Our company was founded in 1998 to solve the problem of the ‘World Wide Wait,’” says Steven J. Schecter, Senior Manager, Network Architecture  for Akamai. “Akamai’s Intelligent Platform is a leading cloud platform for delivering high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere.  It reaches globally and delivers locally. Having this new Internet exchange in New York will enable us to connect with other peering partners across a resilient Ethernet platform. DE-CIX is helping us to make good on our customer promise to deliver Internet content intelligently.”

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lightpath Tops 7,000 Locations in New York Metro Area

Cablevision's Lightpath division now now connects more than 7,000 locations and spans more than 5,800 fiber route miles throughout the NY metro region. In the past year, more than 1,000 new locations have been brought onto the company's network.

"Lightpath is bringing more services, value and cutting-edge connectivity to more businesses as it expands ever further into key regions that need a powerful fiber network to support increasing demands," said Julia McGrath, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Lightpath. "With one of the densest fiber networks in the country, Lightpath is helping to ensure that more businesses than ever are positioned to capitalize on a range of new opportunities, driving success."

Friday, January 10, 2014

tw telecom Connects with TELEHOUSE Manhattan

tw telecom is connecting its Ethernet network into TELEHOUSE’s New York Chelsea data center, located at 85 10th Avenue. “Connecting our network and services to customers.

“Connecting our network and services to customers located in TELEHOUSE’s New York Chelsea data center affirms our on-going commitment to bringing high-capacity bandwidth services to the New York City metro area,” said Robert Bianco, Vice President and General Manager for tw telecom in Manhattan.

Monday, December 9, 2013

CoreSite Opens Huge Data Center in New Jersey

CoreSite Realty Corp. opened a 280,000 square-foot (26,000m2) data center in Secaucus, New Jersey.

The new facility, which is termed "NY2", is connected to CoreSite's NY1 facility located at a network dense point of interconnection in Manhattan. NY2 offers 21 MW of UPS electrical capacity with up to 2N UPS and N+1 generators.

Some of the network and fiber providers committed to deploy in CoreSite's NY2 facility include:

  • Cogent Communications
  • Comcast Business
  • Cross River Fiber, a New Jersey-based dark fiber optic and telecommunications solutions provider 
  • Hudson Fiber Network (HFN)
  • Lightower, the premier, all-fiber provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance.
  • Seaborn Networks, an independent developer and operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems.
  • Sunesys, a telecommunications company that provides dedicated dark fiber and e-rate wide area networks to healthcare companies.
  • tw telecom
  • United Fiber and Data
  • Zayo Group

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

DE-CIX Leases NYC Fiber from OCG for Distributed Internet Exchange

Optical Communications Group (OCG) will provide a dark fiber backbone for DE-CIX New York, which is building a distributed Internet Exchange consisting of five Points of Presence (PoPs) across the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.

The agreement includes a service location at 325 Hudson, the carrier-neutral core interconnection facility strategically located on New York City's fiber-dense crossroads of Hudson Street and the Holland Tunnel.

"OCG has provided us with a dark fiber ring that covers all key facilities for DE-CIX New York," explains Nipper. "Using the same robust setup we have used in Frankfurt for years, our initial backbone design will provide up to 320 Gbps of capacity that can be upgraded to support numerous terabits per second as demand dictates," stated DE-CIX CTO Arnold Nipper.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

DE-CIX Internet Exchange Opens in NYC

DE-CIX, which operates the world’s largest Internet Exchange operator in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), has opened a new carrier and data center neutral Internet Exchange in New York City.

DE-CIX employs a distributed model across multiple facilities.  Initial DE-CIX sites for the new NYC exchange include key locations such as 60 Hudson Street, 111 8th Avenue, 32 Avenue of the Americas, 325 Hudson Street and 165 Halsey Street in Newark, New Jersey. Additional strategic sites across the region will be added in the near future.

DE-CIX said its New York Exchange can support numerous Terabits per second of traffic based on its proven public peering model encompassing a high-capacity Ethernet infrastructure and an all-fiber metro optical backbone. The DE-CIX public peering model allows a service provider to pay for interconnection services on a per-port basis, rather than on the volume of traffic exchanged. This model provides for DE-CIX New York to lower operations and peering costs and offer best-in-class service.
“We are committed to making the New York/New Jersey metro area a better place for carriers and ISPs,” states Harald A. Summa, CEO for DE-CIX. “We are creating a truly neutral interconnection ecosystem in all major facilities in this market. Unlike other players, we will not exclude various data center operators. Instead, our footprint will combine both major carrier hotels that have served clients for the last decade and numerous new sites in this metro market.”

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Telx Expands Data Center at 60 Hudson in NYC

Telx has leased an additional 69,000 gross square feet at 60 Hudson Street in New York City, expanding its NYC1 data center in the building by 71%.   Telx operates the largest critical interconnection area in the building with greatest density of active cross-connects under management.  NYC1 leverages Telx’s dense connectivity environments at both the NYC2 data center (111 8th Ave)  and the newly established NYC3 data center (32 Avenues of the Americas) offering the collective Telx customer base access to over 600+ network alternatives.

Highlights of Telx’s NYC1 facility include:

  • Access to over 400 carriers, ISP’s and enterprise networks
  • Access to over 60 financial networks via financial ecosystems at 111 8th Avenue
  • Leverage a massive interconnected regional business ecosystem via NYC2 (111 8th Ave) , NYC3 (32 Ave of the Americas), NJR1 and the datacenters NJR2 and NJR3 on the gated Clifton Campus
  • Direct access to SFTI Network via 111 8th Avenue connectivity
  • Direct access to Telx’s Financial Business Exchange via 111 8th Avenue connectivity
  • Telx now encompasses 620,000 gross square feet across 6 facilities in the greater NY/NJ metro area.

“We have experienced tremendous growth this year in the greater New York/New Jersey metro area. Earlier this year we opened our NJR3 data center on our new highly secure Clifton Datacenter Campus; we followed that momentous event with the recent establishment of our third data center in New York City, NYC3 at 32 Avenue of the Americas; and now we continue our investment in Telx’s backyard with the strategic expansion of our NYC1 facility in the heart of the financial district. The extensive expansion of NYC1 at 60 Hudson Street provides Telx’s clients and prospects with robust connectivity and data center solutions in New York City that is unmatched in the region,” said Chris Downie, CEO of Telx.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Verizon Replaces Copper with Fiber in Lower Manhattan

Verizon has completed the installation of fiber-optic cables between the company’s two critical central switching offices in lower Manhattan.  The rapid deployment replaces many copper lines which were damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. Copper cables were destroyed that served businesses and residences in the area south of Worth Street, from the East River to the Hudson River. The damaged resulted from inundation of salt water mixed with diesel fuel.

Verizon now estimates that more than 70 percent of the affected buildings served by its Broad Street switching office, where copper services were most significantly damaged, have fiber-optic cables and facilities serving them, with many buildings downtown having full service.

In addition, Verizon estimates that this operation has already installed more than 5,000 miles of fiber strands in lower Manhattan and removed more than 100 tons of copper cables -- 30 percent more than all the copper in the Statue of Liberty.  The copper is being collected and recycled.

“We are doing years’ worth of work in just a few weeks’ time, and doing it round the clock,” said Martin Burvill, senior vice president of global operations for Verizon Enterprise Solutions.  “We are keenly focused on transforming the communications infrastructure of lower Manhattan with this new architecture in a way that fully benefits our residential and business customers.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

XO Expects Recovery from Sandy to Take a Week

XO Communications reported on Thursday morning (November 1) that full restoration of network services post Hurricane Sandy should be complete within a week due to ongoing commercial power issues.  In a damage report, the company noted the following activity:

  • 111 8th Avenue, New York – Power has been restored via generator and all systems are operational. Fuel is being delivered twice daily and it is estimated that commercial power will be restored in 3-4 days. XO continues to monitor fuel and generator levels at this site.  On Thursday, the air conditioning system was turned off due to a fuel pumping problem.  Temperatures inside the data center quickly exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.78 C ).  Cooling infrastructure  was restored at around 7pm EST. ConEdison is estimating 3-4 days before full power is restored to the building.
  • 75 N Broad Street, New York – Although this Central Office (“CO”) was impacted by significant flooding it is now operational, running on generator power. XO continues to monitor fuel and generator levels at this site.
  • 60 Hudson, New York & 165 Halsey, New Jersey – These XO sites and all other XO sites in New York City, except as described above, are operating and are fully accessible; all power via generator has been restored in these sites. XO continues to monitor fuel and generator levels at this site. It is estimated that commercial power will be restored in 3-4 days.
  • 974 Marcon (Philadelphia) – Running on generator power. All equipment at the site is operational. XO continues to monitor fuel and generator levels at this site. ETR for commercial power is Sunday.
  • Philadelphia, PA Fiber Event – XO has determined that there is a fiber cut in the Philadelphia area that is impacting customers. XO dispatched a crew and has determined the area of the cut. XO is waiting on commercial power to be restored prior to repairing damaged fiber. Unfortunately the fiber cut is in a rural area and commercial power may be a lower priority for the power company than other areas.
  • Cleveland, OH – Recently declared at State of Emergency because of the extent of storm damage. XO will continue to focus on restoration efforts in this area as determined by State of Emergency conditions


    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    Internap Plans Another Huge Data Center for New Jersey

    Internap Network Services announced plans for a new data center in Secaucus, N.J. to serve the New York metro area.  The company's wo existing New York data centers are nearing capacity over the next twelve months.

    Internap said this data center will measure about 100,00 square feet (9,290 m2) and employ the latest power and cooling technologies to deliver power densities of up to 12 kW per cabinet.  The new Secaucus data center will add 55,000 net sellable square feet to the market once fully deployed, which represents a significant expansion of Internap’s company-controlled data center footprint, which includes 320,000 net sellable square feet of fully-deployed capacity as of end of third quarter 2012.

    The new facility will be Internap’s twelfth company-controlled facility across eight North American markets will offer colocation and managed, dedicated and cloud hosting services as well as its route-optimized Performance IP and content delivery network services. The first phase of the Secaucus data center is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2013.

    “We did extensive due diligence when researching the site of our new data center and believe the Secaucus location provides an ideal mix of space, power, connectivity options and access to a range of customers and industries,” said Mike Higgins, senior vice president of data center services at Internap. “With our two existing New York metro area data centers nearing capacity in the second half of 2013, the new Secaucus facility underscores our commitment to the New York market and our customers’ increasing demand for our cloud, hosting, colocation and route-optimized IP services.”

    Wednesday, November 2, 2011

    Lightower Builds Ultra-low Latency in NY-NJ

    Lightower Fiber Networks introduced its Ultra-Low Latency Network across 15 strategic locations in the New York City and New Jersey area, targeting the region's financial markets.

    Lightower's all-optical network leverages wavelength technology combined with unique point-to-point fiber routes optimized for the lowest latency. Ultra-low latency services can be custom configured for individual needs and are offered at 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps levels. All Lightower Ultra-Low Latency services are also backed with a strict Latency Service Level Agreement.
    • Earlier this year, Lightower completed the acquisition of Long Island-based Open Access Inc. Late last year, Lightower completed the acquisition of New York City-based Lexent Metro Connect. Most recently, the company announced the completion of a new network route across the Hudson River that offers diversity and a shorter route relative to traditional area routes across the Tappan Zee Bridge.

    AT&T Offers Free Wi-Fi in NYC Parks

    AT&T has begun providing free Wi-Fi at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Picnic House and Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, as well as at Marcus Garvey Park in Manhattan, where thousands of marathoners will run nearby on Sunday. The launch is part of a five-year digital initiative with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the City of New York to provide free Wi-Fi at 26 locations in 20 New York City parks across the five boroughs. New Yorkers can now stay connected at more than half of the 20 parks.