By Contributing Editor, Sarah Chamberlain

1025Connect is Long Island’s premier network-neutral carrier hotel located at 1025 Old Country Road in Westbury, New York. Positioned at the “Continental Edge,” this facility is renowned throughout the telecom industry for its ability to connect subsea and terrestrial networks with the optional ability to bypass Manhattan fiber for greater network diversity.

Recently, Data Center POST had the opportunity to interview Hunter Newby, Partner of 1025Connect, to discuss the current state of the company, what it means to be on the Continental Edge, and what he hopes to accomplish at cnX reloaded and digital2day, taking place March 7-8 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Data Center POST, Kathy Xu (DCP-KX) Question: Tell our readers about 1025Connect. What do you do and what problems are you attempting to solve?

1025Connect, Hunter Newby (1025-HN) Answer: At 1025Connect, we provide advanced colocation solutions that enable both domestic and international network connections at our  facility on Long Island. Our unique location and connectivity model provides network operators with direct access to multiple Manhattan Bypass fiber routes, transatlantic and Latin American submarine cable systems, enterprise networks and every available fiber provider on Long Island with no monthly cross-connect fees.

DCP-KX Q: What makes your company unique at what it does?

1025-HN A: Our unique positioning at the Continental Edge enables us to connect subsea and terrestrial networks at the point of termination. With unprecedented access to global submarine cable systems, 1025Connect also provides customers with the ability to lower the cost of traffic exchange, reduce latency, and enhance IP resiliency.

DCP-KX Q: What new developments are on the horizon for your company?

1025-HN A: Recently, Crosslake Fibre announced the new WALL-LI project that will build a subsea cable connecting Wall, New Jersey to Long Island. The two endpoints of this cable will be 1025Connect and the  New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) Tier 3 colocation campus.

This groundbreaking development will help customers avoid congested fiber paths that lead through Manhattan, providing them with the necessary capacity to maintain low-latency interconnectivity. With this unrepeatered connection, Crosslake Fibre will create a brand new bypass route of Manhattan that brings together terrestrial and subsea fiber routes for the effective delivery of bandwidth-intensive content.

DCP-KX Q: What are you looking forward to at cnX reloaded and digital2day in Frankfurt?

1025-HN A: As the event’s principal sponsor and master of ceremonies, I look forward to helping to revamp the cnX event to bring together carriers, ISPs, cloud service providers, data center operators and other key decision-makers from throughout the digital community for two days of networking, collaboration and education. I’m excited to share some of my experience with attendees regarding the interconnection of terrestrial and subsea fiber-optic networks during the speaking session, “Interconnection – the new normal,” and look forward to having some one-on-one time with current and potential customers and partners.

DCP-KX: Thank you for your time, Hunter. To learn more and register for cnX Reloaded and digital2day, please visit