Bandwidth & Connectivity
Flex Data Center is a Carrier Neutral Facility

Many data centers are owned by telecommunications providers, or "Carriers." Within carrier-owned facilities, often the only network to which colocation clients can connect is the network of the carrier that owns the facility. This severely limits the options, and often prevents clients from connecting to multiple networks for redundancy. When only a single network is available, there is no reason for the carrier to be price-competitive.

Because Flex Data Center is not a carrier, we have worked to ensure that multiple carriers are present and available to our customers at our facility. Multiple carriers have established points of presence (POPs) at our facility. Our list of carriers is as follows:

  • Cogent Communications

  • FiberLight

  • Crown Castle

  • Atlantic Metro Communications

  • CenturyLink/Level(3)

  • Lightower

  • Verizon

  • Windstream

  • Zayo


Access to Hundreds of Networks

In addition to the networks that have POPs at our facility, we have direct fiber connectivity to Northern Virginia's primary provider hubs and points of presence, including Equinix in Ashburn, VA, CoreSite in Reston, VA, and several other extremely well-connected facilities in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC region.

Diverse fiber rings allow our customers to connect to just about any network provider in Northern VA -- a total of hundreds of networks. The following list is a non-exhaustive list of the carriers available through our fiber network:

  • Level 3 Communications, Inc.

  • Verizon

  • Cogent Communications, Inc.

  • NTT Communications

  • Vodafone Carrier Services

  • Hurricane Electric

  • Zayo

  • Tata Communications Limited

  • CenturyLink

  • Orange Business Services

  • Akamai Technologies, Inc.

  • CFN Services

  • Global Cloud Xchange

  • GTT Communications, Inc.

  • PCCW Global

  • Equinix Cloud Exchange

  • Hibernia Networks

  • Limelight Networks, Inc.

  • KDDI Corporation

  • XO Communications

  • Deutsche Telekom ICSS

  • Console Network Solutions (formerly IX Reach)

  • TeliaSonera International Carrier AB

  • Internap Corporation

  • China Telecom Americas

  • Telecom Italia Sparkle

  • IPTP Networks

  • MEGAPORT

  • SOFTBANK TELECOM Corp.

  • Equinix Performance Hub

  • Highwinds Network Group, Inc.

  • Global Capacity

  • Hudson Fiber Network, Inc. (HFN)

  • SOFIA CONNECT

  • COX COMMUNICATIONS INC.

  • Time Warner Cable Inc.

  • Broadbandone, Inc.

  • PEERLESS NETWORK LLC

  • CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS OPERATING, LLC

  • EarthLink, Inc.

  • WhiteSky Communications

  • PEG BANDWIDTH TX, LLC

  • Bat Blue Networks

  • INDATEL SERVICES, LLC

  • Threshold Communications, Inc.

  • US Signal

  • NORTH CENTRAL TOWER CONSULTING

  • Eckoh plc

  • Airwave Networks

  • ICANN

  • Liberty Global, Inc.

  • China Unicom Americas Operations Limited

  • Datapipe

  • InterCloud

  • Hutchison Global Communications Limited

  • Telefonica Business Solutions

  • Lightower Fiber Networks

  • Carpathia

  • Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.

  • TDC Group

  • SHAW COMMUNICATIONS INC

  • LIVEPERSON, INC.

  • Exponential-E Ltd.

  • F5 NETWORKS

  • Rogers Carrier Services

  • PACKET CLEARING HOUSE

  • Nokia Siemens Networks

  • Expereo International

  • FREE SAS

  • TELUS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY

  • MYREPUBLIC LIMITED

  • Comfone AG

  • Peer 1

  • IP TRANSIT INC.

  • Neustar, Inc.

  • AT&T

  • MOX NETWORKS

  • University Corporation For Advanced Internet Development

  • TELMEX DO BRASIL LTDA

  • LAYER3 TV, INC.

  • Bestel

  • InfoRelay Online Systems, Inc.

  • TRANSTELCO INC.

  • BT GlobalServices

  • KPN International

  • Syniverse Holdings, Inc.

  • TNS, Inc.

  • Perseus

  • Interoute Communications

  • Telstra

  • Headspin, Inc.

  • BICS

  • Comcast

  • RING CENTRAL INC.

  • TransTeleCom Company (TTK)

  • Masergy Communications, Inc.

  • Singapore Telecommunications Ltd

  • Frontier Communications Corporation

  • DYN, INC.

  • United Internet AG

  • Swisscom

  • Windstream Communications

  • LeaseWeb

  • Telekom Malaysia Berhad

  • Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ)

  • Media Network Services (MNS)

  • Neutrona Netwoks

  • Vocus Communications Limited

  • Nexicom Systems Inc

  • BCE Inc.

  • AppRiver

  • GLOBALDOTS

  • Broadvox Holdings, LLC

  • HopOne Internet Corporation

  • ETISALAT (Emirates Telecommunications Corporation)

  • Nuvem Networks Inc

  • Fiberlight, LLC

  • Cequel Communications, Llc

  • Layer42.Net, Inc.

  • Cablevision Systems Corporation

  • Virtacore Systems, Inc.

  • O3B NETWORKS USA, LLC

  • FPL FiberNet, LLC

  • Neutral Tandem, Inc.

  • FIBER NETWORX, INC.

  • VOXILITY - AS 3223

  • CINCINNATI BELL INC.

  • DB TRANSIT CONSULTING ,LLC

  • TELE2 SVERIGE AB

  • TALK TALK COMMUNICATIONS LTD

  • Nexusguard

  • VIDEOTRON US INC

  • FUSION TELECOM INT'L

  • 8x8, Inc.

  • Envoi Networks, Inc.

  • ATLANTIC TRADING, LLP

  • RCN Business Services

  • CloudSigma

  • Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated

  • LinkBermuda

  • NETNOD

  • Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin)

  • VIEWQWEST

  • NORDUNET A/S

Diverse Fiber Paths

In order to ensure that the facility and the networks providing service to the facility have no single points of failure, Flex Data Center has physically diverse fiber paths for true network redundancy. The majority of carriers at Flex Data Center have dual fiber paths into the building to ensure that nothing disrupts critical connectivity.