Crosslake Fibre, the first new fibre-optic cable connecting Toronto and New York has entered commercial service as of October 22, 2019. Crosslake Fibre delivers diverse, ultra-low latency route linking Toronto's largest carrier hotels, Equinix TR2 at 45 Parliament Street and 151 Front Street West, to Equinix NY4 in Secaucus, New Jersey with multiple extensions to various points-of-presence in both cities. Crosslake Fibre provides lit and dark fiber services interconnecting Toronto, Secaucus, NJ and Buffalo, NY using the route. The RTD is less than 9ms over Crosslake Fibre route.
The historic cable traverses Lake Ontario from Toronto to New York State utilizing a specialized 192 fiber strand submarine cable that is 36 miles (58 km) in length between Toronto and Buffalo. Using current technology, the cable, which is less than 2 inches in diameter, can provide up to several thousand terabits per second of capacity throughput.
Over the Crosslake Fibre network route, RTD between New York / New Jersey and Toronto gets shorter than 9ms, which offers the financial community a number of options to enhance their connectivity to these important markets.
Crosslake Fibre provides the lowest latency performance, physical geographic diversity, and ultra-high capacity throughput for customers. This backbone Internet infrastructure benefits the financial markets, data centers, content delivery networks, the gaming eco-system, payment processing, and Internet download speeds, in addition to being a catalyst for economic development.
Crosslake Fibre is founded by a telecoms entrepreneur, Mr. Mike Cunningham. Holding a Master of Finance degree from Queen’s University and as a former hedge fund analyst, Mr. Cunningham was CEO of Arctic Fibre which planned to develop asubsea cable project between Japan and the UK, with its first phase to link the Alaskan coastal communities of Utqiaġvik, Wainwright, Point Hope, Nome, Kotzebue, etc. Arctic Fibre was acquired in 2016 by Quintillion Subsea, which completed in December 2017 the first phase of the Artic Fibre (Quintillion Subsea Cable System), the first subsea cable under the Arctic Ocean.
Besides the network route connecting Toronto to New York, Crosslake Fibre is deleloping a new 125km route connecting Wall, New Jersey to Long Island, New York with a new high-count fiber-optic cable that provides diversity around NYC, and a 500km route connecting London (Slough) to Paris with a new high-count fibre-optic cable that is diverse from other London-Paris routes.
Crosslake Fibre is backed by Tiger Infrastructure Partners, an independent private equity firm invested by Tiger Management L.L.C. and members of the Ziff family.