Sabey Data Centers has announced that it has selected USA Fiber, the Sarasota, FL-based provider of dark fiber networks, as its first fiber optic telecommunications carrier at Intergate.Ashburn, Sabey’s new, 900,000-sq-ft data center campus now under construction in the heart of Northern Virginia’s data center corridor.

Seattle, WA-based Sabey, one of the largest privately-owned data center owners, operators and developers in the United States, also has set a goal of having at least 10 active carriers ready to serve its customers when Intergate.Ashburn completes its commissioning process, scheduled for later this year.

Rob Rockwood, senior vice president, Eastern Region, Sabey Data Centers, said, “We have a wealth of experience in bringing new carriers into our buildings. Our tenants will be operating in a region where 70% of the world’s Internet traffic crosses every day.  We are asking all of our potential carriers to agree to be built in and operational by December 1, 2016. Pre-leasing is currently underway at Intergate.Ashburn.”

USA Fiber specializes in dark fiber networks, private infrastructure dedicated solely for the use of the customer. USA Fiber engineers, builds and manages dark fiber networks coast to coast within the U.S. and its team has deployed more than 10,000 route miles.

Daniel Meltzer, Sabey Data Centers vice president of sales & leasing, said, “USA Fiber’s Ashburn Ring links all of the key data centers, cloud computing platforms and high technology companies in the market. In the near future, its Ashburn Express route will connect Ashburn directly with Baltimore, MD, bypassing Washington, D.C. and its inherent latency and network risks. At present, all other major carriers’ routes cross into Washington, D.C.”

At Intergate.Ashburn, carriers will use three separate and discrete input trunks from the street; two routes from Waxpool Rd. and one from Red Rum Dr. Within the data center there will be two separate communications equipment rooms and two separate meet me rooms for carrier interconnectivity.

Located a short distance from Dulles International Airport, Intergate.Ashburn will significantly expand Sabey’s national data center footprint and provide direct proximity to all network exchanges in the region.

The campus will offer Sabey’s turnkey, hybrid and powered shell data center products in both multi and single-tenant layouts. Build to suit is also available. Building C, the first phase, is approximately 140,000 sq ft with 7.2 MW of IT power. The site will be served with more than 70 megawatts of power, accommodating tenants with varying design challenges and power requirements.

Rockwood added, “Ashburn is another critical node in the array of data centers that Sabey is assembling to serve its customer base. With our large facilities in the New York City and Washington, D.C. metro areas, we are significantly enhancing our strategic presence and capacity as a national provider of data centers.”