FiberLight, a regional fiber company headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, and MDC Data Centers, a McAllen, TX-based provider of carrier-neutral colocation services along the U.S. border, announced the launch of a new facility in Eagle Pass, TX. Connecting to MDC’s established international fiber crossing infrastructure, the new data center located at 500 Bliss Street in Eagle Pass, will act as a bridge between new fiber routes on the border, enabling route diversity connections between Dallas and the central Mexican city of Querétaro. FiberLight will provide fiber-based services to the Eagle Pass data center on the U.S. side.
Querétaro, located 125 miles from Mexico City, is experiencing a data center boom driven mostly by the need for cloud service providers and over-the-top (OTT) media companies to service customers and enterprises in Mexico. The fast-growing data center and cloud services industry in Santiago de Querétaro needs diverse interconnectivity with major OTT companies and content providers in the U.S., crossing at strategic points along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“For more than a decade, MDC has been a trusted partner, guide, and advocate for networks on both sides of the border,” said Juan Salazar, CEO of MDC Data Centers. “Our vision is to provide our clients with a Border Interconnection Platform™ that spans the length and breadth of the U.S.-Mexico border. This new location is a vital step towards realizing that vision.”
“Thanks to our [extensive] Texas footprint, FiberLight is pleased to deliver fiber to the new MDC Data Center strategically located in Eagle Pass,” said Jay Anderson, FiberLight CTO. “We are excited for the opportunity to offer connectivity to MDC Data Centers and enable cross-border consistent service for all their customers.”
MDC Data Centers wants to make its Border Interconnection Platform more accessible to generate connections between top network operators, content providers and communities all along the border. FiberLight provides connectivity to five MDC Data Centers in Texas, with two in McAllen, one each in El Paso and Laredo, and the new Eagle Pass site. The company offers a multitude of high-capacity dark fiber and transport solutions in these communities to meet growing bandwidth needs.