DENVER and Jacksonville, Fla., April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cologix, North America’s leading network-neutral interconnect and large-scale data center company, today announced that IQ Fiber, the Northeast Florida’s only local residential fiber optic Internet service provider, has partnered with Cologix to support IQ Fiber’s network deployment in the Jacksonville area. IQ Fiber is currently a contractor for space and electrical services in Cologix’s JAX1 and JAX2 facilities, and is actively deploying its 100% fiber optic network in the Jacksonville metro area.
“We are proud to work with partners like IQ Fiber who are committed to helping bridge the digital divide in underserved areas like Jacksonville and Northeast Florida,” said Laura Ortman, President and Chief Revenue Officer of Cologix. “We believe in creating an ecosystem of networks, cloud providers and interconnection so that everyone can benefit from the rapid digital transformation taking place in cities across the country.”
Cologix’s digital edge data centers and dense network and cloud interconnect hubs align with IQ Fiber’s vision to bring the latest connectivity options to Jacksonville and Northeast Florida and align with the company’s commitment to supporting the region’s growing economy. Located in Jacksonville’s central business district, the Cologix JAX1 data center connects to JAX2 via dark fiber and offers colocation customers the fastest routes available in the area. For customers looking to connect to the global digital economy, these data centers feature the most interconnected hubs in Florida, with direct access to undersea cables connecting Central and South America as well as a hub fiber optic to Atlanta and Florida.
“Fast and reliable Internet service is a necessity in today’s world,” said Ted Schremp, CEO of IQ Fiber. “IQ Fiber is headquartered in Jacksonville and is committed to providing high-speed, high-capacity, reliable, 100% fiber-optic Internet to residents of Northeast Florida who currently do not have access to high-speed service. modern symmetric that only fiber can provide.
IQ Fiber currently has two major construction projects underway for its fiber deployment in the Jacksonville metro area, which will serve 60,000 residential customers and create more than 100 new local jobs over the next three years. IQ Fiber enables symmetrical speeds of up to 10 gigabits, with underground conduits and fiber optic cables extending from the main Internet backbone directly to individual customer homes, delivering high-speed Internet while supporting explosive growth in Internet usage and demand. IQ Fiber has $21 million projects underway in San Marco and Atlantic Beach, Florida, and is the only Jacksonville-based internet service provider to build a new 100% fiber optic network. The new project will provide modern infrastructure to Northeast Florida and enable this previously underserved region to fully participate in today’s digital economy.
About Cologix Inc. Cologix provides neutral hyperscale data center and edge services for carriers and cloud across North America. Cologix is the interconnect hub for cloud service providers, carriers, and a rich ecosystem of partners looking to deploy cutting-edge applications in Canada and the United States. With a growing portfolio of next-generation facilities that meet the unique requirements of large-scale growth with deep connectivity. , Cologix offers large-scale, custom-built data center solutions to accelerate customers’ digital transformation. For on-demand connectivity for scalability and control, Cologix Access Marketplace offers fast, reliable, self-service provisioning. For a tour of one of our data centers in Ashburn, Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Silicon Valley, Toronto or Vancouver, visit www.cologix.com or email [email protected] cologix.com. Follow Cologix on LinkedIn and Twitter.
About IQ Fiber IQ Fiber is the only local fiber optic Internet service provider in Northeast Florida. Based in Jacksonville, IQ Fiber is transforming the residential broadband market by offering a 100% fiber optic network with a stress-free guarantee: no contracts, hidden fees or data caps. Its network is backed by local live customer service. IQ Fiber is backed by strong capital funding partners who are focused on rapidly expanding its residential fiber optic network in Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. For more information, visit www.iqfiber.com.
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