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October 03, 2011 08:30 ET

MegaPath Wholesale Joins Telx Ethernet Exchange in New York City

Leading Provider of Nationwide Broadband Solutions Selects Award-Winning Telx Ethernet Exchange to Extend Ethernet-Over-Copper Service Delivery Channel

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2011) - Telx®, a leading interconnection and data center provider in 15 strategic North American markets, today announced that MegaPath Wholesale has joined the award-winning Telx Ethernet Exchange to provide carriers another option for accessing its Ethernet services. The first interconnection will be in the Metro New York City region at Telx's strategically located New York City data center at 111 8th Ave. The Telx Ethernet Exchange will provide carriers with seamless access to MegaPath's Ethernet-over-Copper (EoC) services, a set of economical, last-mile broadband access at speeds ranging from 3 Mbps to 20 Mbps.

"The Telx Ethernet Exchange community provides prospects and existing partners currently colocating in Telx facilities, with another option for gaining access to MegaPath's portfolio without investing in additional hardware," said Jeff Brown, Vice President of Carrier Services, MegaPath Wholesale. "Telx helps to remove barriers to entry by eliminating the usual complications between Ethernet buyers and sellers. The Telx Ethernet Exchange is an important component of our continued expansion strategy in reaching new partners, including international providers looking to fill out their footprint in the U.S."

MegaPath began the expansion of its EoC services earlier this year, branching beyond the initial launch in the Los Angeles market to include 14 additional markets. The expansion strategy includes upgrades to the network that currently enables customers to support symmetrical bandwidth from 2.0 to 20.0 Mbps, and supports QoS/CoS for traffic priority for over 200 central offices (COs) nationwide today. MegaPath's expansion will continue throughout 2011 and into 2012, eventually establishing the company as the single largest provider of Ethernet services in the country, reaching 680 COs.

"We are pleased to add MegaPath Wholesale to the many Ethernet service providers who are leveraging the benefits of the Telx Ethernet Exchange community at 111 8th Avenue - the most strategic location in New York City to establish InterConnection services," said Glenn Calafati, VP of InterConnection Services for Telx. "This location continues to be a key Point of Presence destination for global companies in need of a secure, low-latency interconnection facility that establishes fast and cost-effective market entry. We look forward to being part of MegaPath's ongoing Ethernet-over-Copper expansion campaign and to meeting their connectivity needs."

Telx will showcase their use of the Ethernet Exchange live at the COMPTEL Plus Fall 2011 Convention and Expo, October 2-5, 2011 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center Orlando. For more information, send an e-mail to telxevents@telx.com.

About the Telx Ethernet Exchange
Winner of the 2010 INTERNET TELEPHONY® Product of the Year, the 2011 Unified Communications Magazine Product of the Year Awards, and the Network Products Guide 2011 Golden Bridge Innovation Award, The Telx Ethernet Exchange provides a more efficient and simplified method of interconnecting service provider networks on a one-to-many basis. The Telx Ethernet Exchange is a vital part of the Telx InterConnection Center, a family of services that creates a community of Ethernet-enabled networks, providing simple, easy access to advanced IP products and network technologies. Included with the Telx Ethernet Exchange is the Telx Connect Marketplace, an advanced e-commerce tool connecting publishers, subscribers, providers and consumers with buyers and sellers of advanced network and application based services. With the Telx Ethernet Exchange, telecommunications service providers, cloud providers and large enterprises can seamlessly connect their networks to a secure, flexible, and scalable technology while reducing cost and driving revenue growth. To read more about how Telx helps carriers and services providers extend the reach of their networks, register to read this white paper on Ethernet Exchanges.

About MegaPath Inc.
MegaPath operates one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the country providing both commercial and wholesale services. The company provides a full range of data, voice, and security services for small and medium-sized businesses and enterprises nationwide and wholesale solutions to the carrier and service provider markets through one of the largest end-to-end networks in the country. Megapath helps businesses of all sizes easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, employees, and business partners to lower costs, increase security, and enhance employee productivity. To learn more about MegaPath's managed IP data, voice, and security services, please visit www.megapath.com or call 1-877-MegaPath (1-877-634-2728).

About Telx
Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and data center services in strategic, high-demand North American markets. With 15 premier facilities, Telx increases speed to market and reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to a community of the industry's highest performance networks and access to 950+ customers, including leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, content and cloud providers, and enterprises. Telx is a privately-held company headquartered in New York City, with four facilities in the New York Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, three facilities in California, (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Santa Clara) and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. For more information about Telx, visit www.telx.com. Become a fan of Telx on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/telxgroup. Interconnection. Data Center. Community™.

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