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TMCNet:  Windstream Wholesale Secures First National Provider Status at Virginia Beach

[January 09, 2020]

Windstream Wholesale Secures First National Provider Status at Virginia Beach

Windstream Wholesale, a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced that it is the first national service provider built into the Virginia Beach, Va., international subsea cable landing station, and is taking orders out of the new Globalinx Data Center.

"Windstream (News - Alert) Wholesale is capitalizing on the attractive, high-demand international port of entry into the U.S. from Virginia Beach, and Globalinx is pleased to have them on board in our carrier-neutral data center. This partnership is one that we value and look forward to growing," said Greg Twitt, CEO and founder of Globalinx (News - Alert) Data Centers LLC.

"Since announcing Virginia Beach, we've received strong interest from carriers and content service providers for our high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity from this new access point," said Joe Scattareggia, executive vice president of Windstream Wholesale. "From here, customers now have access to our multiple diverse routing options that will connect them to domestic and international destinations."

Windstream Wholesale has secured a contract with anchor tenant Hurricane Electric (News - Alert) for multiple 100G circuits connecting into the Globalinx location. The access point also provides another location for carrier, enterprise, and government customers needing metro and regional connectivity, as well as access to the subsea cables to Europe and South America.

"The partnership that Windstream Wholesale is providing to Hurricane Electric is a key component to our global internet backbone - which helps connect our IP hubs in Ashburn and Atlanta to the subsea cables to Europe and South America. This connection provides us the ability to deliver diverse, low-latency connectivity of our IP Network throughout the world," said Reid Fishler, director, Hurricane Electric.

This expansion follows Windstream Wholesale's 2019 announcement of its strategic collaboration with Telxius to provide its customers with connections to and from U.S. locations as well as into Europe, South America and the Caribbean over the MAREA (Spain) and BRUSA (Brazil) subsea cables.

To view the Windstream network map, visit https://www.windstreamenterprise.com/wholesale/interactive-map/.

In addition to Wavelengths, Ethernet Solutions and Dedicated Internet Access, Windstream Enterprise (News - Alert) & Wholesale offers a range of complementary network and communications solutions to wholesale and resale customers including SD-WAN Wholesale, proprietary OfficeSuite White Label and Cloud SIP and PRI that are collectively designed to help wholesale customers increase productivity, improve ROI and win. More at windstreamenterprise.com/wholesale.




About Globalinx Data Centers

Globalinx Data Centers is a Tier-III carrier-neutral multi-megawatt data center campus in Virginia Beach, Va., developed to facilitate direct connectivity between subsea fiber and terrestrial fiber systems. The four-phased project boasts 287,000 square feet of data center space across a 21.5-acre dedicated site. The campus is fortified with high-security, access to more than 30MWs of power through two substations, and direct access to multiple terrestrial and subsea fiber cable systems. The campus also provides direct access to MAREA and BRUSA subsea cables connecting Virginia Beach to Europe, South America and beyond. VA. www.globalinxdatacenters.com | info@globalinxdatacenters.com

About Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to over 200 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 7,500 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four separate 100G paths between the U.S. and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe and Asia. Hurricane also has a ring around Africa and a PoP in Australia. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection. Connection speeds available include 100GE (100 gigabits/second), 10GE, and gigabit ethernet.

About Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Windstream provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the U.S. The company also offers broadband, entertainment and security services for consumers and small and medium-sized businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Services are delivered over multiple network platforms including a nationwide IP network, our proprietary cloud core architecture and on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com or https://www.windstreamenterprise.com/wholesale/. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) at @Windstream.


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