Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Expands Colocation
New high-bandwidth sites now established in Washington, DC and Richmond, VA
South Boston, VA – Sept. 23, 2013 – Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), a successful wholesale open-access network transport provider, announced today its network expansion in the mid-Atlantic region with connections in Washington and Richmond, Virginia.
MBC has expanded the reach of its advanced open-access transport network with new Points of Presence (POP) locations at the CoreSite data center at 1275 K Street in Washington, DC and the QTS data center at 6000 Technology Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia. These expanded POP locations will enable MBC to provide wholesale transport services to its carrier customers as well as enable additional connectivity options.
MBC has extended their robust Infinera DTN network into these new interconnection facilities. MBC’s Infinera network enables rapid provisioning for high bandwidth transport services, and provides low latency transport connections to southern Virginia and MBC interconnection facilities in the Carolina’s and Georgia.
“We are pleased to work with MBC to expand their network into Washington, DC,” said Mark Showalter, Sr. Director of Communications at Infinera. “Infinera’s Intelligent Transport Network enables MBC to rapidly deploy 10G and 100G connectivity to both small and large service providers in the region.”
“Our goal of providing a robust open-access wholesale transport network for carriers continues to pay dividends for our region,” said Tad Deriso, President and CEO of MBC. “Creating more on-net connections between carrier neutral data centers in major markets and our Southern Virginia region supports our mission of enhancing our regional competitive advantage with communications infrastructure.”
MBC now has 32 on-net locations for interconnection and will continue to expand its reach to enhance its robust regional network.
For a current POP list, network map and on-net building list, please visit the Network or Services pages of the MBC website (www.mbc-va.com).
Santa Clara, Calif. and South Boston, Va. – Sept. 19, 2013 – Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities (MBC) announced today that Sarah Johnson has been selected as MBC’s west coast Economic Development Director, based in Santa Clara.
Ms. Johnson will be responsible for promoting southern Virginia’s competitive advantages to companies looking to expand or relocate to the east coast. Her strategic marketing and recruiting efforts will be focused on companies in the technology, advanced manufacturing, distribution and logistics, research and development, biotech and communications industries.
“We’re excited to have Sarah join our team,” said Tad Deriso, President & CEO of MBC. “Her background in business development is an asset that will further propel the southern Virginia region to attract companies interested in expanding their business on the east coast.”
Prior to joining MBC, Ms. Johnson held numerous positions in business development including her role at United Kingdom Trade and Investment in San Francisco where she focused in renewable energy, clean tech and financial services sectors. She developed trade missions, assisted companies with expansion efforts into the United Kingdom and U.S., and coordinated visits for high-level government officials.
“I look forward to introducing companies on the west coast the opportunity to an alternative when it comes to expansion on the east coast,” said Ms. Johnson. “Southern Virginia has a lot to offer, from the technological infrastructure to the pro-business environment and talented workforce. I’m ready to tell their story.”
Anna Vue, Solsken PR