Cleareon establishes dark fiber presence in Digital Realty's NYC data center facilities

Cleareon, an emerging dark fiber provider, has expanded its network to include Digital Realty's "NYC Trifecta" by establishing points of presence in Digital Realty's NYC1, NYC2 and NYC3 data centers.  

By establishing POPs in these data centers, Cleareon will make its fiber network available to hundreds of additional service providers in New York City.

The service provider's fiber network provides "plug-and-play" access to the one of the largest ecosystems of digital services and connects New York's major data centers and carrier hotels, where customers can access hundreds of service providers.

By establishing this new agreement, Digital Realty's customers can now leverage Cleareon's network for services between the NYC data centers, establish peering and partner relationships, and reach end users in the greater New York metropolitan area.

While New York is the latest expansion target, it's not the last. Cleareon said that it has plans to expand its dark fiber network throughout the city and across the Hudson and East Rivers into New Jersey, Brooklyn and Queens.  

Providing dark fiber to data centers makes sense for Cleareon and other dark fiber providers. In addition to giving it a new revenue stream, it could potentially lead to new opportunities with other providers that reside in each facility for other areas of their network where renting dark fiber is more economical than building it themselves.  

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