Infrastructure: Communications

NAP of the Americas®


NAP of the Americas® is one of the most significant telecommunications centers in the world.  The Tier-IV facility was the first purpose-built, carrier-neutral Network Access Point and is the only facility of its kind specifically designed to link Latin America with the rest of the world. Based in Miami and operated by Verizon Terremark, NAP of the Americas provides switching for the majority of South America, Central America and the Caribbean's traffic bound to more than 148 countries in the world, making this facility the unrivaled gateway to the Americas.

Peak 10 Data Center Solutions


Peak 10 Data Center Solutions offers cloud services, systems management, managed storage, data backup and restore, managed security, application management and other services in one of the largest hurricane-proof commercial facilities in South Florida. Peak 10 provides a local solution for outsourcing data center services with a secure local center with 24 by 7 engineering and support from a geographically diverse company that operates data centers in multiple markets.

Fiber Optics

Various Providers

Greater Fort Lauderdale is connected locally, regionally and worldwide through an extensive network of fiber-optic cable and connection points. Submarine cables connect Broward and the rest of South Florida with Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe. Within the county, multiple carriers have deployed fiber optic SONET rings, connecting business centers. Most Broward commercial properties are served by fiber from these metro rings with direct connections or fiber to the curb available for connections. Commercial properties are typically served by multiple providers, offering business customers a choice of carriers.

Florida LambdaRail


Florida LambdaRail, LLC (FLR) facilitates advanced research, education, and economic development activities in Florida, utilizing next generation network technologies, protocols and services. The FLR complements the National LambdaRail initiative, a national high-speed research network initiative for research universities and technology companies. The FLR provides opportunities for Florida university faculty members, researchers and students to collaborate with colleagues around the world on leading edge research projects.