Lexent Metro Connect, the leading provider of dark fiber networks in the New York metropolitan area, has become part of Switch and Data’s GeoReach program. Lexent Metro Connect has also completed its construction of a low-latency dark fiber network route to Switch and Data’s North Bergen site located at 5851 Westside Avenue in New Jersey.
Lexent provides dark fiber interconnectivity between Switch and Data’s North Bergen and 111 Eighth Avenue, New York, colocation sites and other leading New York Metro data centers and financial exchanges. This critical, low-latency interconnectivity provides high performance access for Switch and Data’s clients in both facilities.
Switch and Data’s GeoReach program is a select group of providers who have engineered their networks to meet the needs of the high-frequency trading community. GeoReach participants have engineered optimum paths from Switch and Data’s “Financial EcoCenters” to each of the regional liquidity providers to satisfy the requirements of the most latency-sensitive infrastructure.
“As a partner in our GeoReach program, Lexent’s network provides our customers with high-quality and resilient dark fiber network connectivity to a wide variety of customers in the financial services space,” says John Panzica, Switch and Data’s financial services practice VP.
GeoReach participants are a critical element of Switch and Data’s Financial EcoCenters, which provide mission-critical infrastructure to meet the security, volume and low-latency requirements of the electronic trading community.
Switch and Data’s EcoCenters aggregate an ecosystem of the pre- and post-trade service provider, buy-side and sell-side communities into Switch and Data sites located in the geographic center of the major liquidity providers in New York and Toronto.
By Gary Kim