USA FIBER Selects ByteGrid for High Speed Dark Fiber Route Connecting Ashburn with Silver Spring, MD Data Center

Partnership Provides Access to Unique Underground Dark Fiber Path to Ashburn Bypassing Washington

December 15th, 2015 | Silver Spring, MD – USA FIBER, a company that engineers, builds and operates mission critical dark fiber networks for clients in the telecommunications, Internet, data center, government, research & education and enterprise space, announced an agreement with ByteGrid Holdings LLC, to extend its core dark fiber platform into ByteGrid's flagship data center and jointly team on unique IT infrastructure opportunities.

ByteGrid, a leading provider of data center and IT infrastructure services, which specializes in highly compliant hosting and cloud solutions, has partnered with USA FIBER, to provide fiber connectivity from Maryland's largest multi-tenant and most advanced Tier 3 / 4 data center, located in the city of Silver Spring, MD, directly to Ashburn, VA.

"Our unique fiber build will reduce latency between ByteGrid's data center and the cloud platforms in Ashburn, VA by a significant margin, and at the same time, increase resiliency of clients' networks through unique rights-of-way under the Potomac River that is both 100% underground and bypasses Washington DC, where the other routes currently connect through." said Judd Carothers, President of USA FIBER.

"The new teaming arrangement will provide government and enterprise clients with data center connectivity providing the shortest and fastest routes for content delivery to local consumers, enterprises and Internet customers," said Manny Mencia, ByteGrid's President and Chief Operating Officer. "Data center clients will no longer have to reside servers in Virginia to get access to real time replication and content served to them remotely from Ashburn, but instead will be able to do so locally from our Silver Spring data center. "This newly-deployed, rich fiber density in the market and the shared recognition of the value presented by the area make USA FIBER an ideal connectivity partner for ByteGrid."

Under the agreement, USA FIBER will offer its dark fiber infrastructure solutions to ByteGrid's customers. The agreement will enable ByteGrid's enterprise, government and service provider customers to connect to USA FIBER's network, which will offer the lowest latency connections to Ashburn, VA, which includes access to all key data centers and cloud platforms such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and hundreds of other platforms in the area.

Overall, ByteGrid delivers services from nine data centers in seven geographically dispersed markets encompassing more than 750,000 sq.ft. of premier multi-tenant colocation data center space, meeting the highest standards for security and reliability and serving some of the world's largest companies and government agencies, including numerous Fortune 50 companies.

"Providing diverse fiber access into ByteGrid's Silver Spring data center enables USA FIBER to meet the market's disaster recovery and performance demands with high-performance fiber connectivity," remarks Judd Carothers.

A ribbon cutting ceremony for USA FIBER will be held in partnership with ByteGrid in May 2016 as the fiber is terminated to the data center. For more information about USA FIBER and its market leading network infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to hybrid cloud platforms, visit: or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

USA FIBER is a purpose built, high capacity, dark fiber network provider. USA FIBER engineers, builds and maintains application and carrier neutral dark fiber networks designed for mission critical customers. This strategy allows clients to connect with their applications and customers, on their own terms. Founded by Ken Goff and Judd Carothers, USA FIBER has deep expertise on staff to engineer, build and manage the most stringent of dark fiber networks, encompassing a history of over 10,000 route miles and 50 years of excellence. USA FIBER owns and operates dark fiber routes and focuses on purpose built new routes that add diversity, performance and scalability for clients' coast to coast.

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