AboveNet brings network into the Baltimore-Washington Corridor

AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT) sees an opportunity to penetrate enterprises and service provider opportunity in the Washington, D.C. area, so it's going to extend its network with three new fiber loops into the Baltimore-Washington Corridor.

While the initial focus will be on carriers and enterprise that reside in and between the Columbia Gateway, Annapolis Junction and Maryland's National Business Park, another side benefit of the expansion will be the federal government, which requires both high bandwidth and low latency.

Low latency may continue to be heralded as a major concern for financial as it could mean lost sales, defense and civilian agencies that require zero downtime in their IP-based networks to support the applications they need to conduct their own respective missions.

"Our products and services provide bandwidth levels from 100 Mbps up to 10 Gbs and can meet and exceed federal low latency standards," said Matt Johns, director of Mid-Atlantic Sales at AboveNet in a release.

Washington Corridor area customers will be able to tap into AboveNet's extensive network facilities, including 2.3 million fiber miles, an intercity network spanning approximately 12,000 route miles and a global Tier 1 IP backbone.

For more:
- see the release

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