Source: LinkedIn Pulse
Manhattan may receive the lion’s share of attention for being the financial and media capital of the world, but look a few miles east to Long Island and you will discover a thriving community that is growing to be every bit as important to global commerce and communications as the core of the Big Apple.
Long Island, offering numerous subsea cable landing stations as well as a physical bypass around the typically more expensive and generally congested Manhattan telecommunications market, is now set to become a top destination for network operators seeking affordable, low-latency subsea connectivity to international destinations. Strategically located between Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island, New York is a major landing, regeneration and interconnection hub for submarine cables running between North America, the Caribbean, South America and Europe.
Just recently, the Long Island market gained a major improvement in connectivity thanks to a new relationship between 1025Connect and DE-CIX New York, a carrier and data center-neutral Internet Exchange operator with multiple platforms across the U.S., including a distributed platform across major carrier hotels and data centers throughout the New York-New Jersey metro market, and an exchange throughout the Dallas, Texas, metro market. 1025Connect, Long Island’s premier network-neutral carrier hotel and data center, will serve as DE-CIX New York’s easternmost access point, providing customers with lower network traffic exchange costs, reduced latency and enhanced Internet Protocol performance at the “Continental Edge” of the network.