With a population under 70,000, Moncton, New Brunswick was originally known for its wine and food festivals as a tourist destination, and its location just a few miles from the beaches. But geographic positioning smack in the center of Canada’s Maritime Provinces and close to the Northumberland Strait, made it a strategic center for Internet traffic across the Atlantic Ocean.
Back in February, 2015, a colocation provider called Fibre Centre launched a combination submarine cable junction point and network-neutral colo facility in Moncton in a building overseeing the Petitcodiac River that leads into the Bay of Fundy. It’s a 23,000 square-foot facility with N+1 redundant power and cooling and access to dark fiber. Nice, if you’re opening a bunch of bank branches along the North Atlantic coastline.
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