WOW! Business and BYTEGRID Partner to Serve Chicago Area Businesses
Collaboration Delivers Business Internet, Voice, and Data Services, along with Complementary Data Center and IT Infrastructure Services
AURORA, IL, April 7, 2015– WOW! Business, a communications and cloud service provider, and BYTEGRID Holdings LLC, a provider of multi-tenant data centers, today announced new fiber optic connectivity into the BYTEGRID Data center that will enable WOW! Business to deliver a continually expanding range of network, voice, and IT infrastructure services to businesses in downtown Chicago and the western suburbs.
Under terms of the agreement, WOW! Business will establish a network point-of-presence (POP) in BYTEGRID's highly-secure Aurora data center strategically located to service the Chicagoland area. The new POP will be connected to the WOW! Business network with a 480-count fiber and further facilitates WOW! Business' ability to provide its business Internet, Ethernet and optical networking services to Chicago's western suburbs and the I-80 business and technology corridor.
BYTEGRID's customers located in the Aurora data center will now be able to access WOW! Business services, while WOW! Business customers will be able to take advantage of BYTEGRID's colocation hosting, data center, and physical IT infrastructure solutions through its IT infrastructure ecosystem.
In addition, WOW! Business' recent purchase of fiber conduit in the downtown Chicago central business district connects WOW! Business and BYTEGRID to 38 buildings encompassing thousands of business tenants. Once operational, it will allow those tenants to access WOW! Business network, voice, and data services and BYTEGRID's IT infrastructure and data center services.
"BYTEGRID's ultra-secure data center and IT infrastructure services are highly complementary to the aggressive expansion strategy in Chicago that we started last year," said Brad Cheedle, senior vice president for WOW! Business. "BYTEGRID's deployment and onboarding process has been seamless and we are pleased to share a common philosophy and mission focused on delivering communications and network services supported by exceptional customer service at affordable prices."
BYTEGRID is the Chicago area's newest Tier 3 multi-tenant data center provider. Its Aurora facility is a purpose-built data center that was constructed and tested for the compliance and high availability needs of the financial services sector. The facility benefits from proven data center operations, a highly reliable power grid, and rich fiber connectivity.
"WOW! Business has rapidly emerged as a leading provider of data, Internet, and voice services to business and wholesale customers in Chicagoland and beyond," said Drew Fassett, Chief Revenue Officer for BYTEGRID. "By joining forces in the western suburbs, along with additional connectivity to thousands of downtown businesses, together we can offer a broad spectrum of critical network and IT infrastructure services requiring industry-leading speed, reliability, latency and redundancy."
Serving the Chicago area since 1999, WOW! Business provides IP-based network, data, voice and cloud services for small and mid-sized business, enterprise, government and wholesale customers. The company owns and operates more than 40,000 miles of local fiber-optic and coaxial networks in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest which, along with its data centers, provide customers with scalable, low-latency access to national carrier backbones.
BYTEGRID is a proven leader with state-of-the-art data centers providing highly compliant colocation, managed hosting and hybrid cloud IT infrastructure for the most discriminating enterprise and government customers. BYTEGRID is an owner/operator of highly secure, compliant data center properties and platforms. Featuring highly compliant and high density Tier 3 / 4 data centers, BYTEGRID offers the most reliable, connected data centers to enterprises and government users that have unique needs and demanding compliance requirements. Trusted by some of the world's largest companies and government agencies across the country, BYTEGRID is committed to understanding customer needs and providing the highest level of products, solutions, and service. For more information, please visit www.BYTEGRID.com.
About WOW! Business
WOW! Business provides data, Internet, voice and cloud services to business and wholesale customers in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Maryland and the Southeast. The company is dedicated to delighting customers with friendly, quality service at affordable prices. WOW! is privately held and controlled by Avista Capital Partners. For more information, please visit www.wowforbusiness.com.