Windstream expands core network to Cologix in Montréal

21 January 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

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Windstream Wholesale is expanding its core network to Cologix’s MTL3 data centre in Montréal.

The US carrier, based in Little Rock, Arkansas, says it will expand its core network by 200 miles in order to reach the city.

Buddy Bayer, chief network officer at Windstream, said: “With the demand level for services we’re experiencing, it just made logical sense to utilise our fibre assets and expand the core network into Cologix’s Montréal ecosystem, allowing any of their customers to cross-connect to Windstream for service.”

Windstream will provide customers with up to 100Gbps wavelength services and 10Gbps internet and Ethernet services in Montréal, enabling access to core US routes terminating and interconnecting in New York City, New Jersey and Virginia.

MTL3 is at 1250 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, in central Montréal (pictured).

Cologix’s president and chief revenue officer, Laura Ortman, said: “Enterprises recognise the value and necessity of the cloud to accelerate growth, and we welcome Windstream Wholesale’s vast network presence to our interconnection ecosystem.”

Windstream expects services to be available later in the first quarter of 2019.