April 26, 2018



State Tower 2

Syracuse, NY – March 14, 2018WESTELCOM Networks, Northern New York’s leading provider of advanced communications, announced today that they have reached max capacity at their State Tower Building Data Center and have secured an additional 2,400 square feet of turn-key data center space, formerly operated by Level 3.  This move will provide greater capacity to support the growing demands from managed service providers, cloud and content distribution providers, regional and national carriers, medical facilities and enterprises that need reliable connectivity and require carrier neutral colocation space with access to multiple carriers, regional network providers, and cloud platforms. Westelcom’s numerous carrier partnerships will provide its data center customers with a wide range of options for dedicated internet access and regional connectivity as well as direct access to Google, Amazon, and Microsoft cloud platforms. With this expansion, Westelcom’s will be Central New York’s network exchange leader, offering a paramount selection of carrier neutral connectivity options for enterprises that need virtual proximity to the nearest metro market and low latency for their critical infrastructure and applications.

Paul Barton, President of Westelcom stated “We are excited to offer not only a premium data center but more importantly to give our customers a wide range of carrier selections and direct connectivity to cloud platforms such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.  Our intent is to create an environment that is mutually beneficial to companies requiring network access and well as those companies providing network access.  Our facility will offer direct connectivity to most major area peering exchanges giving our customers multiple diverse carriers and routes to reach major networks, providers and platforms.”

The company also operates two other regional data centers located in Watertown and Plattsburgh, NY.  Westelcom has direct fiber connectivity to Internet Exchanges with secure private connectivity to Microsoft, Amazon and Google’s cloud platforms.  With this direct connectivity, Westelcom can deliver cloud services to its data centers and customers with a higher level of security and quality of service.  Internet Exchanges, can be thought of as a bypass or express lane, to get to your content provider.

According to Barton, “We are a company focused on providing mission critical telecommunications solutions and with this expanded facility footprint, it gives the company the ability to address our growing data center market demand ranging from individual cabinets to multi-cabinet deployments.  The bottom line is that this facility will provide security, redundancy, ability to scale, and access to multiple carrier and cloud connectivity in one location.”

Westelcom is a provider of advanced telecommunications solutions operating throughout Northern New York’s region between Lake Ontario and Lake Champlain.  Parent company Chazy Westport Telephone Corporation has been providing services for over 110 years, locally owned and operated by the Forcier family since 1952. Westelcom offers a strategic suite of business communication services over their fiber network which includes telephone, long distance, high-speed broadband, dedicated internet, and private ethernet networks for multi-office connectivity.  The company also provides advanced IP phone and data solutions to include hosted PBX, hosted firewall, server colocation, and carrier neutral colocation services to businesses and enterprise clients.

As a leading carrier of telecommunications services, Westelcom has extensive expertise in serving the health care industry to include providing managed internet services to two regional telemedicine networks, 8 regional hospitals and over 120 medical facilities.  Their Mission is to exceed customers’ expectations by providing excellent customer service in communications solution design, delivery and support.”  Westelcom can be reached at www.westelcom.com or 866.482.5427.  Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.