FPL FiberNet and TerreNAP Data Center Sign Agreement for NAP of the Americas

FPL FiberNet and TerreNAP Data Center Sign Agreement for NAP of the Americas – Brief Article

FPL FiberNet announced the signing of an agreement with TerreNAP Data Center, a subsidiary of Terremark Worldwide Inc., to provide fiber optic connectivity to the TerreNAP data center for the NAP of the Americas. The NAP of the Americas, located in Miami, will be operational during the third quarter of 2001.

This strategic move places FPL FiberNet at the center of all Internet activity to and from the NAP of the Americas. FPL FiberNet will be a provider of fiber to NAP customers requiring connectivity and cross-connectivity throughout the US, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

“This is a tremendous development for FPL FiberNet because it means we will be able to service local, regional, national, and international carriers needing bandwidth and capacity to and from the network access point. Customers served at the NAP of the Americas include Internet service providers, application service providers, international cable-carriers, and other telecommunications companies throughout the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean,” said Neil Flynn, president of FPL FiberNet.

The NAP of the Americas, a TerreNAP data center, is the fifth tier-one NAP in the world.

TerreNAP Data Centers is a subsidiary of Terremark Worldwide Inc., a provider of Internet infrastructure and managed services and the owner and operator of the NAP of the Americas.

This NAP is the first carrier-neutral Tier-1 NAP and the first one housed in a facility built specifically for a NAP.

“The NAP of the Americas is a tremendous business opportunity for FPL FiberNet. Beyond that, the NAP will be of significant economic benefit to the entire South Florida community,” said David Eckmann, director of business development for FPL FiberNet and member of the management committee of the NAP.

“FPL FiberNet is a leading local access customer and a valuable member of the seven-member management committee of a consortium of more than 100 telecommunications companies, whose purpose is to support the development of the NAP of the Americas,” said Brian Goodkind, COO of Terremark Worldwide, Inc. “We are delighted to add FPL FiberNet to our group of distinguished customers in the NAP of the Americas,” Goodkind said.

Florida is experiencing increased fiber optic and telecom services activity because major cableheads from Latin America land on South Florida’s coast, making the state the true gateway to one of the most important, fastest growing telecom markets. Given that Florida provides key connections to Latin America, FPL FiberNet’s leadership is critical.

By the end of 2001, FPL FiberNet will have invested $350 million to build one of the most extensive metro-based networks of fiber optic cable in the country. FiberNet’s network is already connected to major business centers, NAPs, and carrier hotels throughout Florida’s metro region.

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