AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT) is responding to the need for low latency networking from businesses in Seattle by building out new optical rings that will provide short routes from downtown Seattle to the Sabey Data Center Complex in Tukwila and include connections into the new American Life data center.
Xenophon Giannis, executive director of Pacific Region Sales at AboveNet, said in a release that the new low latency routes will be "a faster alternative to the existing 80-mile fiber ring around Lake Washington."
The new low latency route will complement AboveNet's well-established 250 route mile optical network that reaches from Mukilteo to the north to Tacoma in the south, with routes throughout downtown Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and around Lake Washington.
Along with providing low latency routes for area businesses and service providers, the expansion could give Seattle-based multinational corporations (MNCs) another option to connect not only other large domestic business hubs, but also into Europe--a market that it's been aggressively expanding into this past year.
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