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MBC and QTS Data Centers Announce New Diverse Fiber Route into QTS Richmond NAP

February 1, 2021 (South Boston, Virginia). Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) and QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of hybrid colocation and mega scale data center solutions, today announced a brand-new diverse 432 strand fiber cable into the QTS Richmond NAP. This new fiber cable owned by MBC enters the QTS campus through a new southern entrance on Portugee Road and connects directly to MBC’s existing dark fiber and wholesale optical transport network to meet growing capacity demands and fiber route diversity requirements at the QTS Richmond NAP.

MBC has also lit the new route using multi-Terabit line system technology, providing wholesale 10G, 100G and alien wave services. MBC’s open-access network also provides dark fiber along this new path, connecting to other fiber networks and carriers in Virginia.

“With the continued expansion of the QTS Richmond NAP from National and International carriers driven by explosive growth in data traffic during the global pandemic and subsea fiber cables in Virginia Beach, MBC invested in this new fiber route to provide network diversity in response to our customers’ evolving communications needs,” said Tad Deriso, President & CEO of MBC. “We remain committed to expanding our fiber network infrastructure throughout Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region to meet the expanding connectivity needs of our customers.”

“QTS is pleased to have MBC make an investment and build a new connection to the QTS Richmond NAP to provide even more reliability to our growing ecosystem,” said Sean Baillie, EVP Connectivity Strategy at QTS. “We are confident this new route through our new Portugee Road south entrance is the first of many to take advantage of our investment in network resiliency to meet the robust connectivity demands of our customers.”

Turning up the new fiber route into the QTS Richmond NAP provides additional capacity and route diversity for carriers and internet service providers in southern Virginia as well as subsea fiber optic cable routes that land in Virginia Beach and interconnect at the QTS Richmond NAP.


About MBC

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) is committed to providing economic development leadership to Southern Virginia by operating a 1,900-route mile open-access fiber optic network. MBC provides wholesale telecommunications transport, dark fiber and colocation services to carriers and content providers. With presence in major internet peering exchange points in Ashburn, Richmond, and Atlanta, MBC reduces the cost of Internet access for wholesale customers and reduces the time and cost to reach customers in rural Virginia markets. MBC’s advanced fiber optic network supports job creation as a critical element in the recruitment of major commercial investments across several sectors, including data centers, call center/operations centers, advanced manufacturing, research and development, and logistics and distribution. For more information, please visit


About QTS

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 7 million square feet of owned mega scale data center space within North America and Europe. Through its software-defined technology platform, QTS is able to deliver secure, compliant infrastructure solutions, robust connectivity and premium customer service to leading hyperscale technology companies, enterprises, and government entities. Visit QTS at, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.


MBC Media Contact
Liz Smith
(434) 570-1312

QTS Media Contact:
Carter B. Cromley
(703) 861-7245