DC BLOX, owner/operator of interconnected colocation data centers and a private network fabric, has announced that its new Metro Fiber Network in Huntsville, Alabama, is now available and ready for service. Achieved in partnership with Huntsville Utilities, this new metro fiber network leverages their extensive dark fiber infrastructure to provide connectivity to a vast majority of local organizations.
The DC BLOX Metro Fiber Network would serve as core infrastructure for Huntsville. It enables businesses and government agencies to fulfill their digital goals with enhanced connectivity, security, speed and geographic reach.
By connecting local businesses to DC BLOX’s “high-speed”, private regional network; secured colocation data centers; and connectivity ecosystem, this new Metro Fiber Network would allow flexible access to critical infrastructure and enable global data transport through built-in carriers, Internet exchanges and public cloud providers.
“DC BLOX is excited to offer Huntsville businesses and government agencies this core network infrastructure to better serve their customers, improve operational efficiencies and increase their competitiveness,” said Jeff Wabik, Chief Strategy and Connectivity Officer for DC BLOX. “Data is the currency of the 21st century, enabling local access to our global data ecosystem is central to DC BLOX’s core commitment to serving locally and connecting globally.”
DC BLOX’s colocation data centers are located in Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Huntsville, AL; and Chattanooga, TN with Greenville SC coming soon.
Constructing the Fiber-Optic Network
Huntsville Utilities is a municipally-owned, not-for-profit utility company providing electric service to over 196,000 customers, water service to over 101,000 customers, and natural gas service to over 57,000 customers in Huntsville and Madison County, Alabama. Huntsville Utilities also operates over 1,200 miles of a distribution fiber optic network.
“Huntsville Utilities constructed a robust fiber-optic network to move our community forward,” said Wes Kelley, President and CEO of Huntsville Utilities. “It not only serves existing utility and municipal needs; it is a catalyst for innovative partners like DC BLOX, who provide cutting-edge solutions for Huntsville’s job creators. We are excited to watch as our infrastructure is paired with great services that make our community stronger.”