Colo Atl partners install 6,000 dark fiber strands at its Atlanta data center

Colo Atl, a neutral colocation and interconnection provider, is quickly becoming a dark fiber hub as its customers have installed over 6,000 dark fiber strands at its 55 Marietta Street facility in downtown Atlanta.

Dark fiber is now available from a mix of metro, regional and long haul providers including Allied Fiber, FiberLight, Southern Telecom and Zayo.

Out of this group, Fiberlight is being very aggressive, announcing that it installed 288 diverse fiber cables into the Colo Atl facility's Meet Me Room.

This influx of dark fiber comes at a time when Colo Atl is expanding its reach. The service provider recently announced the buildout of 6,400 additional square feet, scaling its total data center and colocation space to over 24,000 square feet.

Tim Kiser, owner and founder of Colo Atl, said in a release that increasing the availability of dark fiber and its facilities will "provide greater access to critical interconnection and data center services for the burgeoning service provider and network operator community in the Southeast region and we are proud to be building and delivering the products and services our customers need."

Having a greater amount of available dark fiber will enable Colo Atl and its partners to better respond to a host of carrier and even enterprises that want to take charge of their own network facilities.

For more:
- see the release

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