April 20, 2014
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Infrastructure: Communications

NAP of the Americas®

For South Florida, the NAP of the Americas® provides enhanced broadband connectivity for the Western Hemisphere. Based in Miami and operated by Terremark Worldwide, this is the fifth Tier-1 Network Access Point (NAP) in the world. Network access points are locations where two or more networks meet to interconnect and exchange Internet and data traffic, much like air carriers meet at airports to exchange passengers and cargo. Instead of airlines and transportation companies, however, participation in NAPs comes from telecommunications carriers, Internet service providers and large telecommunications and Internet users in general. The NAP of the Americas provides carrier-neutral connectivity, bilateral and unilateral peering, colocation and a full menu of managed services for companies serving the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe.

Peak 10 Data Center Solutions
Peak 10 Data Center Solutions is strategically located in the heart of Broward County in one of the largest hurricane-proof commercial facilities in South Florida.   Its 66,000-square-foot data center is equipped with fully armed security and office facilities and incorporates a 22,000-square-foot, 18" raised floor data center with full 9-foot ceiling height.  Its network includes a fully redundant infrastructure, Force10 E600 core devices, Cisco GSR 12000 edge devices, diverse fiber entry points and Tier-1 bandwidth providers NTT/Verio, Level(3) and Qwest.

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.


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