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EdgeConneX Eden Prairie connects to Windstream's ICON

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Joe Scattareggia, EVP, Windstream Wholesale.

EdgeConneX's data centre in Eden Prairie, in the city of Minnesota, has become the latest facility to connect to Windstream Wholesale's ICON network.

It's the sixth EdgeConnex data centre to link into the ICON Network, following earlier connections at: Tempe, AZ; Atlanta, GA; Southfield, MI; Hillsboro, OR; and Pittsburgh, PA.

It means tenants at the Eden Prairie facility can also now tap wave services, Ethernet solutions and dedicated internet access of all speeds.

“We are excited to provide customers with diverse, high-speed connectivity to the Minneapolis area,” said Joe Scattareggia, executive vice president of Windstream Wholesale.

“This is a hot market for international, cable and cloud customers as well as for other carriers, and Windstream Wholesale is perfectly positioned to serve them through our strong relationship with EdgeConneX.”

ICON launched last year and has seen strong demand from all corners of the industry. It was connected to the Hillsboro, Oregon, CLS in August and allows NTT to offer advanced optical solutions out of its Sacramento campus.

ICON enables wholesale and enterprise technology customers to select custom routes, maintain operational insights, and place their networks closer to the edge to better serve end-users, through open and disaggregated infrastructure.

“By partnering with Windstream in Minneapolis, a flagship market for EdgeConneX, we can offer increased capacity options and additional ways for our customers to advance their digital transformation and business objectives,” said Phillip Marangella, chief marketing and product officer for EdgeConneX.

“Windstream is yet another option for local and regional enterprises to connect locally to our robust cloud ecosystem within our Minneapolis campus, including direct private access to several of the world’s leading cloud providers. We are thrilled to welcome Windstream Wholesale into the mix.”

There is more from Joe Scattareggia in the April/May issue of Capacity magazine.