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Eastlink expands network into NJFX CLS Campus

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NJFX confirms that Canadian telco Eastlink has deployed its fibre optic network ring at its NJFX cable landing station (CLS) campus.

Through this expansion NJFX is now a strategic location on the Eastlink fibre ring that connects the New Jersey, New York City metro area to Toronto and Montreal. As such this new location creates significant network diversity and increased resiliency for business and mission-critical organisations, such as the finance, government, education, enterprise, retail and healthcare sectors.

“One of the key reasons NJFX was formed was to enable more diversity and high-quality route options to support global network architectures,” said Felix Seda, general for NJFX.

“With more than 30 carriers and four subsea cables at our CLS campus, the route possibilities for any organisation that relies on high capacity bandwidth are endless.”

As a result, NJFX and Eastlink customers can also reach eastern destinations and key points of presence (PoP) in Stamford, Connecticut; Boston, Massachusetts; Portland, Maine; and onto Atlantic Canada, where they can access the GTT Cable Landing Station.

In addition, customers can also connect to key network routes from NJFX to the Caribbean and onto South America.

“Eastlink is excited to expand our network into NJFX’s robust telecom ecosystem," added Steve Irvine, senior VP of engineering and CTO at Eastlink.

"This will provide diverse routing for key destinations such as Ashburn, VA while avoiding the congested NYC metro area.”

Additionally, the new Eastlink PoP at NJFX will create greater subsea cable system options, including connectivity to Gemini Bermuda Consortium (CBUS-1) and East Caribbean Fiber System (ECFS) systems, which provide secure paths to Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, and the English-speaking West Indies islands of St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, Grenada and Trinidad.

In related news, September saw Lightpath Fiber Networks add dual points-of-entry, dual electronics and enhanced backhaul options to boost its presence at NJFX.

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