Global Capacity has announced the expansion of its One Marketplace™ network with a metropolitan fiber ring in the Washington, D.C. area. This expansion is part of the company’s ongoing strategy of network roll-out, bringing high-speed Internet and a full portfolio of high quality, cost-effective, scalable data connectivity services to more than 9.6 million commercial sites. The 54-mile diversely routed fiber ring will interconnect the company’s Points of Presence (PoP) located within the Level 3 1755 Old Meadow Road, McLean, VA facility and the Equinix Ashburn, VA data center. The Washington, D.C. area has long been a major Internet and network exchange point and the Ashburn data center is a critical east coast hub for Cloud and application service providers, where through a direct Ethernet connection, One Marketplace is connected into the Equinix Cloud Exchange™.

"We believe that Global Capacity will have a positive impact on the business community in the Washington, D.C. market,” says Ben Edmond, chief revenue officer of Global Capacity. “Global Capacity is aggressively investing in expanding metro fiber rings in several key markets because bandwidth consumption is on the rise and with our One Marketplace, customers gain reliable, more cost effective data connectivity services to meet their growing business needs.”

Global Capacity provides customers with the flexibility, speed and service options to connect business locations across the globe. One Marketplace leverages an interconnected network aggregation platform with a suite of innovative user applications combined to streamline and simplify the process of designing, pricing, procuring and delivering network connectivity. The suite of data connectivity solutions being offered to business customers by Global Capacity includes Dedicated Internet Access, Ethernet services, and Wavelength services along with data center and Cloud connectivity solutions. With speeds scaling from 1 Mbps to 10 Gig, Global Capacity’s One Marketplace offers a flexible breadth of speeds and service attributes to meet Washington, D.C. area customers’ connectivity needs for voice, data, Cloud and video traffic.