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Intellifiber Networks Offers 10 Gbps Wavelength Service between Equinix Washington, D.C. and Chicago Area Data Centers

 Best-in-Class Service Provides Low Latency Connectivity and Unique Routes 

Richmond, VA – July 28, 2009 – Intellifiber Networks, serving the growing network needs of enterprise, carrier and government markets, announced today that it has enabled low latency 10 Gbps optical wavelength service between Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in the Washington, D.C. and Chicago areas.  Intellifiber Networks now optically interconnects Equinix’s Washington, D.C. area data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia, and Equinix’s centers in downtown Chicago’s Lakeside Technology Center. 


“Intellifiber’s wavelength services between our Washington, D.C. and downtown Chicago area centers offer our customers additional routing options to ensure critical data is transmitted securely, reliably and as fast as possible,” said Jarrett Appleby, CMO of Equinix.


Between Equinix facilities and throughout its footprint, Intellifiber Networks offers direct high-capacity interconnectivity as well as unique fiber rights-of-way, creating a completely secure and reliable option for its customers.  Between Washington, D.C. and Chicago, Intellifiber Networks is the only carrier presently offering services on a route that is physically diverse from other service providers. 


“Adding low latency wavelength service between leading data facility operators like Equinix is part of our strategy to further our connectivity business to carrier hotel and data center locations,” said Clint Heiden, president of Intellifiber Networks.  “Our fiber network and enhanced customer-oriented SLAs allow us to meet the strict requirements of customers that demand high performance, security and reliability such as financial enterprises, social networking sites and content providers.”


Intellifiber Networks interconnects with major data, carrier and hosting facilities in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington D.C.  The company also provides a range of services into a variety of centers in such markets as Norfolk, Richmond, Wilmington, Syracuse, Buffalo and Columbus.  Across the Intellifiber Networks footprint, customers can receive low flat-rate pricing, quote responses within 24 hours, order acknowledgement and firm order commitments within 24 hours, and service activation in 10 business days or less.

 About Intellifiber Networks

Intellifiber Networks is an independently run, wholly-owned subsidiary of Cavalier Telephone, with a state-of-the-art fiber network spanning 17,000 route miles offering reliable, efficient and scalable network solutions for service provider, government and enterprise customers.  Its high capacity bandwidth solutions include custom networks, SONET, wavelength, Ethernet, and data options.  For more information, please visit:  

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Lisa McCausland

Dahlia Public Relations

(303) 888-2137

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