EASTLINK TO SPEND OVER £15M ON NEW 13000 SQUARE-FOOT DATA CENTRE COMPLEX
PRESS RELEASE: Eastlink is about to complete a new multi-million-dollar data centre in Halifax that will give the telecommunications company the ability to expand and secure its internet and mobile customer base.
Construction of the 13,000-square-foot facility began three years ago in Halifax. Eastlink has already spent $15-million on the project and that number will grow to $20-million by the time it is completed. For security reasons, the company isn’t revealing the exact location of the centre, other than that it is located within the HRM.
The facility will house data, as well as distribute and back up Eastlink’s internet, phone, and TV services.
The company says this investment was needed because of a growing customer base, and the fact people are using more internet, data, and video streaming than ever before.
“Over the past several years, particularly during the pandemic, internet usage has grown exponentially,” said Eastlink’s Steve Irvine.
“Our internet offering has been strong and we want to keep it that way through investments that will ensure the long-term reliability of our network.”
This centre is being touted as the most “energy efficient” facility Eastlink has ever built. A spokesperson for the company, Jill Laing, said that the facility’s heat, ventilation, air conditioning, and the servers’ aisle containment systems use “substantially less power” compared to older facilities.
The new facility is being built at a time when Eastlink has invested nearly one billion dollars to keep pace with the growing demand for faster, more reliable internet and mobile phone service. Over the five years, the company has spent $880-million on its fibre and mobile networks.
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