EdgeConneX® has announced a new partnership with the Pittsburgh region’s leading provider of data networking services for business, DQE Communications, to bring faster, more resilient Internet and connectivity to area enterprises. DQE Communications is the first fiber provider within EdgeConneX’s newly launched Pittsburgh Edge Data Center® (EDC), located at 282 Corliss Street. The partnership provides EdgeConneX customers with access to DQE’s Metro Ethernet, Wavelength, Dark Fiber and Internet services.

“At DQE, we are firmly committed to eliminating Internet congestion and enhancing connectivity for Pittsburgh-area enterprises, including content and healthcare providers, as well as financial firms,” explains Jim Morozzi, president and CEO, DQE Communications. “Building directly into the Pittsburgh Edge Data Center allows us to offer businesses faster, more reliable connections into the facility, as well as access to high-bandwidth Internet, Ethernet and Wavelength services needed for day-to-day business.”

DQE Communications’ private, secure and customizable Dark Fiber network enables the efficient transmission of critical data, video and telephony traffic between enterprise facilities, and provides cost-effective transport to the Internet. The company also offers fast, safe, reliable and secure Ethernet services ranging in speed from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps over its redundant, business-class fiber optic network. Their three tiers of Internet access offer organizations the flexibility to customize a solution targeted to their business needs. All services are provisioned over an all fiber network that is owned and operated by DQE and backed by carrier-class Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

“With a dedication to the vitality of the Pittsburgh region as well as the ability to offer safe, secure, business-class connectivity solutions and superior Internet services, DQE Communications was an obvious partner for our Pittsburgh Edge Data Center,” states Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX. “Connecting the EDC with DQE’s fiber network brings us one step closer to alleviating Internet congestion and enabling faster content delivery to end-users throughout the greater Pittsburgh area.”