Hydro One Telecom, a broadband telecommunications services provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of utility provider Hydro One Inc., has selected Cologix – a network neutral interconnection and colocation data center company – to deploy its point of presence (PoP) in Montreal.
Hydro One Telecom chose Cologix’s MTL 7 colocation data center at 1155 Robert-Bourassa Boulevard in downtown Montreal to support new client growth and existing customer services.
Hydro One Telecom is a facilities-based carrier that offers high-speed data networking services for critical infrastructure in Ontario, Montreal, Buffalo and Detroit, leveraging fiber routes from its parent company, Hydro One Inc., to provide unique routes and redundancy for its customers in the carrier, financial and enterprise segments.
“Our strategy for growth is to create a broader geographic footprint that enables us to offer services to more customers,” said David Hurst, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Hydro One Telecom. “Montreal is a growth opportunity for us and colocating with Cologix immediately makes our services available to a larger set of potential customers in that market.”
Cologix has colocation data centers available in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto, and Vancouver.
“Cologix is the largest network neutral data center provider in Canada, which allows us to facilitate more natural connections between network buyers and sellers than anyone else across our footprint,” said Andre van Zijl, General Manager, Cologix Canada. “We are pleased to work with Hydro One Telecom in the Montreal marketplace as their unique network and standout customer service will add richness to the already broad set of fiber networks serving demand in the market. We are all the more gratified that Hydro One Telecom chose to expand their relationship with Cologix from their existing presence with us in Toronto.”