AGL Networks announced today the expansion of the companys dark fiber footprint into IO Data Centers Scottsdale ONE data center. This 4 route mile ring expansion includes diverse fiber entrances into the facility.
“Adding a world class data center like IOs facility to our growing list of on-net buildings, positions AGL Networks to provide clients with unique options for data center collocation and network peering,” said Jim Gillis, president, AGL Networks. “Our expansion will continue as we assess our customers needs and network plans. This strategy benefits our customers as they seek reduced costs, enhanced network security and network redundancy.”
“We’re pleased with AGL Networks decision to extend their dark fiber network into our Scottsdale ONE facility,” said Matthew Calhoun, chief technology officer, IO Data Centers. “This additional capacity will offer our existing and future clients greater diversity, flexibility and lower cost connectivity options.”
The benefits of leasing capacity from AGL Networks include the ease and ability to increase bandwidth on demand, complete route diversity from other providers, enhanced network security with an all underground network, flexibility in applications provided by dark fiber, and a reduction in overall telecommunication costs.
This addition brings AGL Networks Phoenix footprint to 225 route miles, and is the fifth such expansion in the past year. For more information about AGL networks, visit our website at www.aglnetworks.com
About AGL Networks
AGL Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: ATG), owns, designs, constructs and operates dark fiber optic networks and provides last mile connectivity between telecommunications service providers and business customers in the United States with large metro fiber footprints in Atlanta and Phoenix and specific turnkey fiber solutions in Kansas City, St Louis, Richmond and Nashville. For more information, visit www.aglnetworks.com.
About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: ATG), an Atlanta-based energy services company, serves more than 2.3 million customers in six states. The company also owns Houston-based Sequent Energy Management, an asset manager serving natural gas wholesale customers throughout North America. As a 70 percent owner in the SouthStar partnership, AGL Resources markets natural gas to consumers in Georgia under the Georgia Natural Gas brand. The company also owns and operates Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, a high-deliverability natural gas storage facility near the Henry Hub in Louisiana. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.
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