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WOW widens network reach with interconnect deal

Fri, 09/27/2013 - 11:43am
Mike Robuck

Wide Open West (WOW) recently signed a bilateral interconnect agreement with Global Capacity that expanded the reach of its network footprint.

WOW’s interconnect deal with Global Capacity's One Marketplace Chicago point of presence (PoP) connected its on-net assets to a wider national and global market.  WOW can also more effectively deliver its higher bandwidth private line and Ethernet services.

Global Capacity's One Marketplace provides automated pricing and streamlined service delivery as well as transparent visibility into on-net buildings and service availability for networks. Global Capacity said One Marketplace's visibility also armed WOW with real-time industry intelligence on market price, demand and supply, enabling WOW to decrease its overall time to market and sell its services more competitively. 

"Global Capacity is a valuable cornerstone partner that understands the wholesale and business model while realizing the intrinsic value of our mutual partnership," said WOW’s Brad Cheedle, senior vice president, business services. “With an interconnection to One Marketplace, WOW is able to validate the buildings within our network footprint and increase the on-net inventory accessibility for Global Capacity's customers through our 150,000 buildings."

On the other end of the deal, the same interconnection supplies Global Capacity with services on WOW’s infrastructure of over 40,000 miles of fiber assets across 18 markets in the Midwest and Southeast.

"Our relationship with WOW provides the opportunity to expand the breadth and reach of network capabilities for both of our companies," said Ben Edmond, chief revenue Officer of global capacity. "Global Capacity's One Marketplace platform enables WOW to leverage an automated process to streamline and simplify network operations while simultaneously gaining access to an entire marketplace of networks, allowing for the best customer experience at all transaction points."

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