Lexent Metro Expands Northeast Dark Fiber Routes
Lexent Metro Connect, the leading provider of dark fiber networks in the New York Metropolitan area, and Equinix, Inc., a provider of global data center services, has announced that Lexent has completed its ultra low latency dark fiber connection between two Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX(r)) data centers in Secaucus, NJ and strategic carrier hotels located in Manhattan, including 60 Hudson Street, 32 Avenue of the America, 75 Broad Street and 111 Eighth Avenue.
The new dark fiber route follows the shortest distance across the Hudson River, offering the lowest latency fiber path between Manhattan and Equinix’s NY4 and NY2 centers in Secaucus. With a route latency of less than 100 microseconds, this new link will enable global banks, financial exchanges and other enterprises, located in the 100+ Lexent on-net buildings or along the Lexent fiber optic backbone, to link with the Equinix Financial eXchange community of execution venues, buy and sell side firms, market data providers and technology utilities operating within the NY4 and NY2 centers. These companies operate at Equinix’s high performance data centers to access the widest choice of low-latency networks and to directly exchange data with strategic partners and customers in close proximity.