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MBC Announces New Connection to Pixel Factory Data Center

Connection enables access to diverse IP transit to DE-CIX and aggregation services for MBC customers

June 9, 2022 (South Boston, Virginia). Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), a leading open-access, wholesale fiber optic infrastructure operator in Virginia, announced a new diverse connection to the Pixel Factory Data Center in Ashland, Virginia. This new on-net colocation for MBC provides multiple benefits to MBC’s carrier and ISP customers in the Virginia and Mid-Atlantic markets, including access to robust IP transit and Internet Exchange capabilities.

MBC’s direct connection into Pixel Factory’s carrier neutral data center allows IP traffic from carriers and ISPs to travel directly to the data center via diverse routes and provides access to other customers and networks at the data center, including direct access to the robust DE-CIX Internet Exchange.

“MBC is committed to expanding and investing in our Virginia network to meet our customers’ evolving communications needs,” said Tad Deriso, MBC President & CEO. “The decision to colocate in Pixel Factory was one that fit with our strategy of offering multiple, diverse on-ramps to IP Transit and Internet Exchange facilities to increase transport capacity and reduce costs to our carrier customers.”

“We are thrilled to have MBC land a node in Pixel Factory Data Center,” said Scott Brown, President of Pixel Factory. “We understand MBC’s middle mile network is well positioned to help solve the digital divide working with many ISPs to bring fiber to homes and businesses here in Virginia.”

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 Pixel Factory

Pixel Factory Data Center is a technology service provider offering its international client base essential business capabilities including network redundancy, colocation for enabling data management from within their secure data center, and cloud connectivity. For more information, please visit

MBC Media Contact
Liz Smith
(434) 570-1312

Pixel Factory Data Center Contact
Scott Brown
(804) 355-3608