SOURCE: Texas Lone Star Network

TLSN

August 21, 2015 10:00 ET

Texas Lone Star Network Announces Its Expansion Into Data Foundry's New Houston 2 Data Center

MARBLE FALLS, TX--(Marketwired - August 21, 2015) - Texas Lone Star Network (TLSN) is proud to announce it has established a point of presence at Data Foundry's newest data center, Houston 2, located in North Houston. Houston 2 is a 350,000 square foot purpose-built, concurrently maintainable data center with 60 megawatts of power, 185 mph wind-rated structure and carrier neutral access to 11+ telecom carriers.

TLSN deployed Cisco Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) capabilities connecting Data Foundry's flagship data center, Texas 1 in Austin, Texas directly with Houston 2. TLSN coordinated the project on behalf of BCI, a partnership of Brazoria Telephone, Colorado Valley Telephone and Industry Telephone, all Members of TLSN. TLSN also turned up its first optical wavelength, connecting customer traffic to both data center facilities.

TLSN's General Manager, Brad Seymour commented, "We are very excited to expand our network into Data Foundry's Houston 2 data center and offer our customers connectivity to this world-class facility for secure colocation and managed services. TLSN now offers connectivity to both Houston 2 and Texas1 at 10G, 40G and 100G, which means customers have another good carrier option."

Edward Henigin, Chief Technology Officer of Data Foundry explained, "We're delighted to have TLSN's fantastic Texas network as another option for our clients in our carrier-neutral data centers. They bring diversity with their unique footprint which gives our customers more flexibility in selecting high-performance networking services."

About TLSN

TLSN is a consortium of 40 Rural Telecommunications Carriers in Texas. Our Member Owners have been providing quality services to rural Texas customers for 50 to 100 years. TLSN was established in 1998 to coordinate the completion of the Member owned statewide fiber optic network. TLSN provides Private Line Transport 100G, 40G and 10G wavelengths, connectivity to some of the largest data centers in Texas, Internet Bandwidth via 11 Cisco ASR9000 Routers all connected with multiple 10Gs forming one of the largest IP/MPLS networks in Texas, and CALEA Compliance services all on a customer-specific contract basis. Our Member Owners support TLSN with over 500 technicians and outside plant personnel across the entire network. TLSN is the single-point of contact for customers for all sales, marketing, engineering, provisioning, NOC 24x7 monitoring, network testing, billing and collecting. With our Member Owners, TLSN operates one of the largest DWDM, Carrier Ethernet & IP/MPLS networks in Texas and New Mexico. For more information visit www.tlsn.net.

About Data Foundry

Data Foundry is a privately held company, headquartered in Austin, Texas that owns and operates purpose built, carrier neutral data centers and provides colocation and managed services. Founded in 1994 originally as Texas.net, it was one of the initial 50 Internet Service Providers in the United States. Today, Data Foundry is recognized as a trusted service provider for clients from all over the world.

Data Foundry controls and manages over 650,000+ square feet of data center facilities in Austin and Houston, Texas, as well as, a global network and colocation presences for deployments worldwide. The Company also provides disaster recovery readiness solutions, such as secondary sites and dedicated office space to complement its core suite of services.

For more information, visit www.datafoundry.com or call 1.888.839.2794.

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