Charter Expands with Cologix

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(Gawkwire) – Cologix™, a network neutral interconnection and colocation company, announced today that Charter, a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States, has grown its presence in Cologix’s Minneapolis data center to support expanded IP peering. Through this deployment, Charter will connect directly to peering partners via Cologix’s Meet-Me-Room in the 511 11th data center in downtown Minneapolis.

“Charter views Minneapolis as a strategic peering market,” stated Tim Beatrice, Charter Peering Coordinator. “Our relationship with Cologix enables us to deploy significant new IP infrastructure to shift IP peering handoffs from Chicago to Minneapolis. This shift is important because it allows for peering closer to our large Internet customer locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, reducing the risk of network traffic concentration in Chicago. We have already established direct connections to several of our key peers and are in active discussions with others.”

Cologix operates over 20,000 square feet of data center space and the largest Meet-Me-Room in the carrier hotel at 511 11th Avenue South in Minneapolis, the most connected building in Minnesota. In addition to the robust carrier ecosystem which includes more than 80 national, regional and local networks, the facility supports media, cloud, financial, education and government communities as well as direct access to the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange (MICE).

“Charter’s recognition of Minneapolis as a strategic peering market reflects trends we are seeing across our platform. This thickening of the Internet’s edge is good for Charter customers, content providers interested in high performance delivery and the broader Minneapolis community,” stated Mike Hemphill, General Manager, Cologix Minneapolis. “Charter is a key customer for Cologix in both Minneapolis and Dallas and we are delighted to support their network growth.”

About Cologix, Inc.

Cologix, Inc. is a network neutral interconnection and colocation company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, that provides massively scalable interconnection services and secure, reliable colocation services in densely connected, strategically located facilities in Dallas, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. With more than 300 network choices and eleven prime interconnection locations, Cologix currently serves over 550 carrier, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers. The company’s experienced team of communications infrastructure professionals is committed to providing its customers the highest standard of local customer support. For more information about Cologix, please visit the company’s website at http://www.cologix.com.

About Charter

Charter is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Fore more information about Charter, please visit the company’s website at charter.com.


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