Hurricane Electric expands internet transit in Northeast with new PoP at Maine Fiber Company

Tuesday 30 January 2018 | 17:23 CET | News

Hurricane Electric established a new point of presence (PoP) at the Maine Fiber Company (MFC). Located at 9 Westland Avenue, Portland, ME, 04101, this is Hurricane Electric’s first PoP in the state. A dark-fibre leasing company that supports all telecom carriers in Maine, the MFC was formed to oversee the construction, maintenance and leasing of a 1,100 mile, high-capacity fibre optic network throughout the state. The network comprises three “rings” of fibre strung through Western, Northern and Downeast Maine, with diverse routes from the Canadian border to Southern New Hampshire. Additional strategic partnerships extend dark fibre capability as far north as Halifax, Nova Scotia and south directly into Boston, Massachusetts.

Hurricane Electric said its move into the region comes at an important time of growth for Maine’s innovation sector. With the launch of this new PoP, customers of the Maine Fiber Company and others throughout the state now have access to Hurricane Electric’s vast global network. Going forward, organisations will be able to use Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports and as a result, both new and existing customers will be able to experience increased throughput, reduced latency and improved reliability.

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