Redundant Access to Telehouse Facility

OCG's New Fiber Adds Redundant Access Route to Telehouse's Teleport Facility


Telehouse America, the leading provider of high-level data center and collocation facilities, international internet exchanges, and business continuity and disaster recovery solutions announces the addition of OCG-Optical Communications Group's new dark fiber entry path to its facility, TELEHOUSE Center, located at The Teleport in Staten Island, NY. The new path is the first addition of two new OCG fiber entry points. At this project's completion there will be three fiber entry points into the facility. 

Carriers now can access 7 Teleport Drive via a new totally diverse underground fiber path from fiber routes running through Staten Island. Clients that take advantage of this new path will immediately gain a higher level of network security and functionality. The new route also will give companies the redundancy called for by industry and government compliance regulations. 

Additionally, carriers now can supply a second path from Telehouse Center to connect to Manhattan's 25 Broadway, 60 Hudson Street and 111 Eighth Avenue and the trans-Atlantic cable heads in eastern Long Island, New York. Access to other buildings within The Teleport is another benefit. 

The new route is part of a plan to improve connectivity at Telehouse Center; enabling the facility to become a communications hub offering access to all areas of the US and abroad. 

"The Teleport is known for the security and communications capabilities it provides to its tenants," commented Richard Codd, Port Authority's manager of The Teleport. "Telehouse's addition of new dark fiber immediately enhances The Teleport's functionality." 

Ed Stegeman, Optical Communications Group's vice president said, "This completely new dark fiber path is the result of a great team effort, which will lead to further advances enabling The Teleport and Telehouse to meet the region's changing communications needs." 

"This development is a welcomed start of a project that targets Staten Island's rapidly advancing economic and communications position within the metro New York region," commented SIEDC director Jay Anderson. 

DIGITAL EDGE'S Corporate Headquarters was relocated to the Teleport Facility in 2001 to leverage the facilities for their customers. "The addition of OCG's new fiber is a welcomed expansion to what the Teleport has to offer Digital Edge's client base". Its good for everyone at the Teleport" said Michael Petrov, CTO. 

About Telehouse 

Telehouse America is a carrier-neutral collocation space and services facility. Since 1989, they have provided secure, power-protected environments where customers house and operate their telecommunications and network resources. Companies from a wide range of industries locate their mission critical equipment at Telehouse's collocation . 

About The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey 

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey manages and maintains the bridges, tunnels, bus terminals, airports, PATH and seaport that are critical to the bi-state region's trade and transportation capabilities. Through its facilities and services, people are able to make vital connections and businesses are able to grow. Providing safe and efficient travel is its highest priority, and enhancing the well being of everyone who lives, works and travels here is its strongest commitment. The Teleport in Staten Island, New York -- a joint economic development venture of the Port Authority, the City of New York and Teleport Communication Group (TCG), a private telecommunications service provider -- is a 100-acre business park housing Class A office space and a communications center. The park's 500-mile fiber optic operating center is linked to a satellite transmission facility. The Port Authority, originator of The Teleport concept and overall project developer, manages the business park under a long-term lease with New York City.


About OCG-Optical Communications Group 

Optical Communications Group (OCG) is a facilities-based provider of technologically advanced, high bandwidth fiber optic transmission capacity for communications carriers. Since the start of the OCG network in 1998 our customers have experienced a zero failure rate. OCG's operates networks in Long Island, New Jersey and New York City's five boroughs using one hundred percent underground fiber optic cables which link various locations and customers. OCG provides connections to the trans-Atlantic cables located in Long Island and has an infrastructure that lies predominantly outside of Manhattan, providing a redundant, secure network. Visit us at

Michael Petrov
Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Michael brings 30 years of experience as an information architect, optimization specialist and operations’ advisor. His experience includes extensive high-profile project expertise, such as mainframe and client server integration for Mellon Bank, extranet systems for Sumitomo Bank, architecture and processing workflow for alternative investment division of US Bank. Michael possesses advanced knowledge of security standards such as ISO 27001, NIST, SOC and PCI that brings into any solutions delivered by Digital Edge. Security solutions and standards are expended into public cloud such as AWS and Azure.

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