Fiber infrastructure provider FiberLight has announced that its fiber expansion in the greater El Paso, Texas market is completed, with a new network Point-of-Presence (PoP) at the MDC El Paso data center. For many years, FiberLight has been expanding its fiber network across Texas with the purpose of serving the El Paso area, which has grown into a key hub for connecting to the Mexican market.
This fiber network extension not only provides new connections for local businesses, but it also adds a fourth border crossing, allowing for terabits of bandwidth to be sent from Mexico to Dallas. El Paso can now be connected to Laredo, McAllen, and Brownsville by FiberLight.
“We see first-hand the amount of capacity required to move data from the US market across the border to Mexico to support critical communications and to reach data center locations in Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and Austin,” said Chris Rabii, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at FiberLight. “This latest expansion and the connections with MDC Data Centers provide our customers with the cross-border gateways required to move vast amounts of data from one data center to another with no lag time. We are excited to bring these new connections to our customers and look forward to engaging with new wireless carriers in the months ahead.”
FiberLight’s Texas network now includes over 16,000 route miles and 165 on-net data centers, all of which are connected by newly built fiber. Local data centers now connected to the broader FiberLight network can “safely” receive their full 10G or 100G capacity when compared to legacy networks, thanks to this recent expansion in El Paso.
MDC Data Centers
MDC El Paso joins Fiberlight’s data centers in McAllen, Laredo, and Nogales, all in Texas; MDC focuses on integrating the globe with Mexico by providing carrier-neutral colocation and international fiber crossings in important nodes along the US-Mexico border.
“El Paso is an important growth market for MDC in the region, as it is a strategic point of interconnection for Mexico that provides diverse access to transit and content available in the US. Welcoming FiberLight’s mission-critical network and express access to DASH markets in El Paso is great news for this ecosystem,” said Joel Pacheco, CRO of MDC Data Centers. “Also, FiberLight’s WISP strategy aligns very well with our tower and fiber capabilities of MDC El Paso, where we have seen customer demand from local wireless providers on both sides of the border.”