Ziply Fiber Expands its Data Center Presence in Washington State with H5 Data Centers in Seattle and Quincy

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New Point of Presence will Enable More Cost-Effective Connectivity Options to Companies at Top Tier III Data Centers

DENVER, October 26, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--H5 Data Centers, a national colocation and wholesale data center provider, today announced the expansion of Ziply Fiber to its data centers in downtown Seattle and in Quincy, Washington. Ziply Fiber is a leading provider of commercial grade network that is purpose-built for Internet and represents an additional carrier available at H5 Data Centers’ Tier III facilities.

"We are excited to work with H5 Data Centers and provide businesses with the access they need to connect to our network, which is designed and purpose-built for speed, reliability, capacity and security," said Chris Gellos, vice president and general manager of commercial for Ziply Fiber. "Businesses commonly need data centers in order to meet high performance standards that are critical to their business’s success, the Ziply Fiber network was built to surpass these standards."

Ziply Fiber has been aggressively expanding its fiber footprint since it acquired the Northwest operations of Frontier Communications in May 2020, with the goal of moving from roughly 30 percent to more than 80 percent of its territory having access to fiber in the next three years, enabling businesses throughout its four-state region.

As Ziply Fiber continues its rollout of fiber-based services across the region, the company will support H5 Data Centers' growing customer base of Fortune 500 enterprises, content delivery networks (CDNs) and cloud service providers, that seek to improve their mission critical operations.

H5 Data Centers' Quincy Highlights:

H5 Data Centers' Quincy data center campus includes up to 480,000 square feet of data center space.

  • 63-acre data center campus of Tier III data center space

  • $0.03/kWh average annual power pricing

  • Access to 100% renewable hydro power

  • 100% WA-state sales tax abatement on hardware equipment

H5 Data Centers' Seattle Highlights:

H5 Data Centers’ Seattle data center is a 293,000 square-foot colocation facility with 40 on-net carriers, located only a few blocks from the Westin Building.

  • 293,000 square-foot data center in downtown Seattle

  • Private colocation suites, customized cages or individual cabinets

  • One of the most energy-efficient data center designs in Seattle

  • Diverse carrier access to the Westin Building

"Access to Ziply Fiber’s network in the Pacific Northwest is a big win for our customer base and carrier neutral ecosystem in Washington," said Josh Simms, CEO for H5 Data Centers. "Ziply will deliver an excellent opportunity for our customers to diversify their network options and reduce latency."

About Ziply Fiber

Ziply Fiber is local in the Northwest, headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, and has major offices in Everett, Washington; Beaverton, Oregon; and Hayden, Idaho. Most of Ziply Fiber’s executive team, which consists of former executives from AT&T, CenturyLink, and Wave Broadband, either grew up in the Northwest or have spent the better part of 30 years living here. That local ownership and market familiarity is an important part of the company mindset and culture. For more information, visit www.ziplyfiber.com.

About H5 Data Centers

H5 Data Centers is one of the leading privately-owned data center operators in the United States with over 2 million square feet of data center space under management. The company designs and engineers flexible and scalable data center solutions to address the core infrastructure and edge requirements of its customers. H5 Data Centers operates data centers in 14 U.S. markets. For more information, visit www.h5datacenters.com.

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Contacts

H5 Data Centers Media Contact:
Jenna Baker
jenna.baker@h5datacenters.com
(303) 714-7805

Ziply Fiber Media Contact:
Dan Miller
dan.miller@curatorpr.com
(206) 979-4055

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