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New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX joined the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) which will help in bringing connectivity to underserved areas.

NJFX is supported by several route-independent carriers that offer direct access to multiple independent subsea cable systems interconnecting North America, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. It currently has some of the world's largest Tier 1 IP providers colocated at its CLS Campus including Altice, Cogent, Lumen, Hurricane Electric, Tata, Telia, Verizon, and Zayo. 

Gil Santaliz, NJFX Founder and CEO, said: "NJFX is proud to be an ITU-D Sector member and bring awareness and expertise to this critical need of getting the rest of the world internet access, wherever they live and whatever their conditions, online." 

The Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) fosters international cooperation to provide the creation, development, and improvement of telecommunication equipment and networks in developing countries. ITU-D also facilitates and enhances telecommunications development by offering, organizing, and coordinating technical cooperation and assistance activities.

Gil added that to become a Sector member, they received a US Department of State scrutiny and approval. “We are appreciative of our membership status with the ITU as they strive to improve access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) to underserved communities worldwide."

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