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Windstream Completes Fiber Build Into CLS at Virginia Beach PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:16


Windstream, a provider of advanced network communications, is the first national service provider built into the Virginia Beach, Va., international subsea cable landing station, and is taking orders out of the new Globalinx Data Center.

“Windstream Wholesale is capitalizing on the attractive, high-demand international port of entry into the U.S. from Virginia Beach, and Globalinx is pleased to have them on board in our carrier-neutral data center. This partnership is one that we value and look forward to growing,” said Greg Twitt, CEO and founder of Globalinx Data Centers LLC.

“Since announcing Virginia Beach, we’ve received strong interest from carriers and content service providers for our high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity from this new access point,” said Joe Scattareggia, executive vice president of Windstream Wholesale. “From here, customers now have access to our multiple diverse routing options that will connect them to domestic and international destinations.”

Windstream Wholesale has secured a contract with anchor tenant Hurricane Electric for multiple 100G circuits connecting into the Globalinx location. The access point also provides another location for carrier, enterprise, and government customers needing metro and regional connectivity, as well as access to the subsea cables to Europe and South America.

Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to over 200 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 7,500 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four separate 100G paths between the U.S. and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe and Asia. Hurricane also has a ring around Africa and a PoP in Australia. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection. Connection speeds available include 100GE (100 gigabits/second), 10GE, and gigabit ethernet.

“The partnership that Windstream Wholesale is providing to Hurricane Electric is a key component to our global internet backbone – which helps connect our IP hubs in Ashburn and Atlanta to the subsea cables to Europe and South America. This connection provides us the ability to deliver diverse, low-latency connectivity of our IP Network throughout the world,” said Reid Fishler, Director, Hurricane Electric.

This expansion follows Windstream Wholesale’s 2019 announcement of its strategic collaboration with Telxius to provide its customers with connections to and from U.S. locations as well as into Europe, South America and the Caribbean over the MAREA (Spain) and BRUSA (Brazil) subsea cables.