Sabey Data Center Campus in Ashburn, VA to Become a Connectivity Hub for Unique Fiber Conduit Route in Northeast U.S.

Dark Fiber & Infrastructure, LLC selects SDC Ashburn as the terminus of a new connectivity conduit.

Ashburn, VA (June 14, 2021) – Seattle-based Sabey Data Centers announced today that its Ashburn campus has been selected as a terminus for a high-capacity dark fiber connectivity conduit linking Northern Virginia’s “Data Center Alley” to major Northeast U.S. telecom corridors. The conduit is owned and operated by Dark Fiber & Infrastructure, LLC.

DF&I’s unique Potomac River Crossing bypasses Washington, DC, thereby providing its customers with a diverse, all underground, lowest-latency option within the largest U.S. data center market. The installation is complete and the system is currently operational.

Robert Rockwood, President of Sabey Data Centers, said, “This development is a milestone for Sabey’s East Coast expansion. In a region experiencing unbridled bandwidth growth, especially with hyperscale customers who demand for leased dark fiber and new conduits, we are pleased to be a solution provider in partnership with DF&I.”

Most of the nation’s internet traffic is routed through the Ashburn market. SDC Ashburn is expected to attract cloud providers and hyperscale customers who will build their own networks on the DF&I conduit.

DF&I’s Co-founder John Schmitt said, “Our infrastructure hub at SDC Ashburn reinforces our position as the largest open access network currently available for lease in the region. It provides diversity, latency improvement, and scale that is required but until now, had not been available in the market today.”

Dan Meltzer, Managing Director, Sales, for Sabey Data Centers, said, “For any data center campus, connectivity is paramount. DF&I’s major installation at SDC Ashburn is a special offering. It will position this facility as one of the best in Northern Virginia.”


With a portfolio of more than four million square feet of mission critical space, Sabey Data Centers is one of the largest privately owned multi-tenant data center owner/developer/operators in the United States. Sabey specializes in scalable, custom-built solutions including data center ready shell space and fully turnkey data centers managed by Sabey’s award-winning critical environment staff. Consistently recognized for low cost hydroelectric power, operational excellence through its world-class data centers and sustained uptime, Sabey is proud to provide data center services to many of the world’s top financial, technology and healthcare companies.


Dark Fiber and Infrastructure, LLC (“DF&I”) is a pure play wholesale provider of dark fiber and conduit networks to carriers and enterprise customers and is a registered CLEC in multiple markets. The company was founded in 2017 and focuses on facilitating hyperscale access to key peering markets in the U.S. For more information, please visit

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