Recently at PTC’18 in Honolulu, Hawaii, Hunter Newby, principal of Newby Ventures, gave an interview during which he described the genesis of 1025Connect and the idea of circumventing the potential network congestion and failure points of Manhattan. Hunter also talked about interconnecting terrestrial and subsea fiber routes to provide customers with the ability to leverage additional capacity for low-latency delivery of bandwidth-intensive data.

“Back in my days at Telx and being successful at bringing all these networks into 60 Hudson, my biggest concern would be that we would create the largest single point of failure on the Eastern Seaboard,” Hunter stated. “I thought it was important to create a mid-span meet-point, at least on the Island to start. That’s where the idea of 1025Connect came from, and that was 11 years ago.”

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