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Ascent Gets Funding for Chicago Project

Data center developer Ascent Corporation has secured funding to build a second major data center in Northlake, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, the company said today. The 280,000 square foot facility is adjacent to Ascent’s first project, now occupied by Microsoft. Read More

Corelink Leases Chicago Data Center

Corelink Data Centers said today that it has expanded its network to the Chicago market, entering into a long-term lease for an 81,600 square foot facility in the Chicago suburb of Mt. Prospect. Read More

Savvis to Expand Trading Space in Chicago

Responding to growth in its proximity hosting services for financial companies trading derivatives and commodities, Savvis (SVVS) is expanding its data center at 350 East Cermak, a key connectivity hub in downtown Chicago. Read More

McHugh Plans Major Chicago Data Center

This was the original design concept for a six-story, 300,000-square-foot data center in Chicago proposed by McHugh Construction in 2009. The data center is back on track again.

McHugh Construction Co. has announced plans to build a major data center in downtown Chicago, just blocks from the city’s major Internet connectivity hub. The company has asked city officials to approve a six-story, 300,000 square foot data center project near the McCormick Place convention center. Read More

The Emerging Market for Wireless Backhaul

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Level 3 has launched a wireless tower access service offering direct connectivity to the Level 3 backbone. Analysts say wireless backhaul in metropolitan and rural locations is a growth market as mobile operators scramble to meet capacity demand. Read More

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