Zayo has put the final touches on a dark fiber route between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Data Center facility at 1700 MacArthur Blvd. in Mahwah, N.J., and 755 Secaucus Road outside of New York City, a move showing the need for fiber-based connectivity.
Spanning 38.3 km, Zayo says the new route will offer its customers what it claims to be the shortest, lowest latency fiber route that's available between these two locations.
Initially engineered to be 38.8 km, Zayo was able to shorten the distance to 38.3 km after securing various rights-of-ways during the buildout of the new route. The route offers reduced latency from Mahwah to major data centers via 755 Secaucus Road, including 1400 Federal Blvd. in Carteret, 300 Boulevard East in Weehawken in New York, and 111 8th Ave in New York.
While it did not reveal who is using the route, a key customer segment that will take advantage of this route will be the financial trading segment that uses such connections to remain competitive. Zayo said it is turning up services for a number of customers.
"The completed Mahwah route is shorter than originally engineered, which enables us to provide financial firms with an even better solution for high-bandwidth, low latency connectivity," said Zach Nebergall, vice president of metro dark fiber at Zayo, in a release.
This latest network route segment is also tied into Zayo's overall New Jersey network, which spans more than 500 route miles, and Zayo's global network, which extends more than 81,500 route miles across the United States and Europe.
Building dark fiber routes has been a key priority for Zayo.
Besides the NYSE and Mahwah route, the service provider recently announced plans to extend its long haul dark fiber network between Salt Lake City and Sacramento and between Omaha, Neb., and Dallas, where it added a 1,000-mile intercity dark fiber route, passing through Tulsa and Kansas City.
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