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City of Moncton welcomes Fibre Centre, becomes first customer

February 6, 2015

MONCTON – The City of Moncton has agreed to transition some of its networking operations into Fibre Centre, a new data interconnection facility located in Moncton’s west end. The move, which will enhance the municipality’s disaster-recovery capabilities, represents an approximate $40,000 investment in new equipment and connectivity. Over time, this expanded capability is expected to help the City accommodate new growth, and to have a host of new competitive services at its disposal as tenants begin to occupy a digital presence within Fibre Centre.

“The City of Moncton is very pleased to be the first official customer of Fibre Centre”, said Moncton Mayor George Leblanc. “While it adds value to our own business processes, we believe that our deployment will also send a message to other companies that this is a value proposition worth looking at.”

The new facility - located at the corner of St. George and Milner - will bring new opportunities to businesses already located in the Moncton, as well as attract new ones to the area. With Moncton’s strategic location that also happens to be a major junction for key high-speed fibre lines, Fibre Centre is tapped into an intercontinental backbone that accommodates the bulk of network traffic between North America and Europe.

“The addition of Fibre Centre will definitely lead to some conversations that weren’t available to us before”, explained Kevin Silliker, director of Economic Development for the City of Moncton. “There are companies that look for this type of facility as a starting point in determining where to go next. We have effectively become a very viable option for an emerging market of firms that have more sophisticated connectivity needs.”

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Media Contact:

Kevin Silliker
Director, Economic Development
City of Moncton
506-853-3532 / kevin.silliker@moncton.ca