Cologix and IQ Fiber confirm commitment to enabling digital transformation in Northeast Florida
Denver, CO and Jacksonville, FL (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Cologix, North America’s leading network-neutral interconnection and hyperscale edge data center company, announced today that IQ Fiber, Northeast Florida’s only local residential fiber-optic internet service provider, has partnered with Cologix to support IQ Fiber’s network deployment in the Jacksonville area. IQ Fiber is currently contracted for space and power services in Cologix’s JAX1 and JAX2 facilities, and is actively deploying its 100% fiber-optic network in the Jacksonville metropolitan area.
“We are proud to work with partners such as IQ Fiber who are committed to help bridge the digital divide in underserved areas such as Jacksonville and Northeast Florida,” said Cologix President and Chief Revenue Officer Laura Ortman. “We believe in enabling an ecosystem of networks, cloud providers and interconnection so that everyone can benefit from the rapid digital transformation that is taking place in cities across the country.”
Cologix’s digital edge data centers and dense network and cloud interconnection hubs align with IQ Fiber’s vision of bringing the latest connectivity options to Jacksonville and Northeast Florida and aligns with the company’s commitment to support the area’s growing economy. Located in Jacksonville’s central business district, the Cologix JAX1 data center connects to JAX2 via dark fiber and offers colocation customers the fastest routes available in the region. For those clients looking to connect into the global digital economy, these data centers feature the most interconnected hubs in Florida, with direct access to subsea cables connecting to central and South America as well as fiber crossroads to Atlanta and Florida.
“Fast, reliable internet service is a necessity in today’s world,” said Ted Schremp, CEO of IQ Fiber. “IQ Fiber is headquartered in Jacksonville and is committed to bringing high-speed, high-capacity, reliable, 100% fiber-optic internet to Northeast Florida residents who currently lack access to modern, symmetrical broadband service that only fiber can provide.”
IQ Fiber currently has two major construction projects underway for its fiber deployment in the Jacksonville metro area, which will serve 60,000 residential customers and create more than 100 new local jobs over the next three years. IQ Fiber allows for symmetrical speeds of up to 10 gigabits, with underground conduit and fiber-optic cables extending from the core internet backbone directly into individual customer’s homes, providing high speed internet while supporting explosive growth in internet usage and demand. IQ Fiber has $21 million in projects underway in San Marco and Atlantic Beach, Florida, and is the only Jacksonville-based, internet service provider to be building out a new 100% fiber-optic network. The new project will deliver modern infrastructure to Northeast Florida and enable this previously underserved area to participate fully in today’s digital economy.
About Cologix Inc.
Cologix provides carrier and cloud neutral hyperscale edge data centers and services across North America. Cologix is the interconnection hub for cloud service providers, carriers and a rich ecosystem of partners who want to deploy applications at the very edge across Canada and the U.S. With a growing portfolio of next generation facilities that meet the unique requirements for hyperscale growth with deep connectivity, Cologix offers massive scale and tailor-made data center solutions to accelerate customers’ digital transformation. For on-demand connectivity for scale and control, Cologix Access Marketplace provides fast, reliable, self-service provisioning. For a tour of one of our data centers in Ashburn, Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Silicon Valley, Toronto or Vancouver visit www.cologix.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Cologix on LinkedIn and Twitter.
About IQ Fiber
IQ Fiber is Northeast Florida's only local fiber-optic internet service provider. Headquartered in Jacksonville, IQ Fiber is transforming the residential broadband market by offering a 100% fiber-optic network with a stress-free guarantee: no contracts, hidden fees, or data caps. Its network is supported by live, local customer service. IQ Fiber is backed by strong capital funding partners focused on rapidly expanding its residential fiber network across Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties. For more information, visit www.iqfiber.com.
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