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DataVerge and Lightpath to partner over NYC network expansion

DataVerge , owner and operator of the only carrier-neutral interconnection facility in Brooklyn , has announced a partnership with Lightpath , the densest end-to-end all-fiber network in the New York Metro region .

This strategic partnership supports the expanding footprint for both companies in booming Brooklyn , which has traditionally been an underserved network infrastructure market . more diversity in our provider ecosystem , the stronger and more prosperous the digital economy of Brooklyn becomes .”
With over 50,000 square feet of colocation space , DataVerge provides dedicated , private connection options to hundreds of network , cloud and IT service providers .
“ Lightpath is delighted to increase and enhance connectivity for tenants , customers and carriers , as well as support in-building connectivity services for the robust , mixed-use space known as Industry City ,” said Lightpath CEO Chris Morley .
Lightpath provides cross-connects to DataVerge ’ s Meet-Me Rooms , integrating and expanding both ecosystems . The Lightpath Network consists of over 20,000 route miles of fiber and connects at over 75 data centers , providing connectivity to more than 13,500 service locations throughout the country .
“ We are excited to partner with Lightpath to expand our reach and increase the number of service providers in our ecosystem ,” said Ruben Magurdumov , COO and Co-founder of DataVerge . “ The more flexibility we have in connecting to fiber networks and the

Viasat wins major comms contract with US Marine Corps

Viasat has confirmed a contract to provide end-to-end satellite communications ( SATCOM ) support through a fully managed service to the United States Marine Corps ( USMC ).

The contract is an extension of a successful pilot that saw Viasat deliver a fully managed SATCOM-as-a-Managed Service ( SaaMS ) solution to the USMC I Marine Expeditionary Force ( I MEF ) – the
Marine Corps ’ largest warfighting organization . This is the first commercially developed SaaMS implemented by a USMC command .
Under this fully managed SATCOM service , Viasat has provided I MEF with a resilient beyond-line-of-sight communications capability that is both scalable and rapidly deployable to meet contract and operational requirements .
“ This SaaMS solution is critical to achieving a decision advantage in a modern information and communications warfare environment ,” said Craig Miller , President , Viasat Government Systems
The fully managed SATCOM solution includes seamless roaming , always-on access across Viasat ’ s commercial high-capacity networks , providing end-to-end secure data custody from the Edge back to the Marine Corps Enterprise Network via Viasat ’ s worldwide terrestrial network .
Included with the service is the Viasat Unified Customer Experience Portal delivering near real-time situational awareness for operational commanders and network managers .
The service is supported by a 24x7x365 network and security operations center .
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