American Tower has opened a new Edge colocation facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to tenants.

Located to the south of the city and below Mount Oliver, the 360 square foot Edge facility offers eight customer cabinets, 20 quarter-cabinet lockers, and three full cabinets, accommodating up to 23 customers.

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American Tower goes for the Edge

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The company said it selected Pittsburgh to provide additional connectivity options to local industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, information technology, and more.

“The vast combination of industries in the Pittsburgh area that require increased network elasticity and lower latency make our newest facility an ideal location for an Edge data center,” says Whitney Pesot, Product Manager, US Innovation for American Tower. “The increasing use of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices within the manufacturing and healthcare industries is creating more demand for fast connectivity closer to the edge. The city’s emerging artificial intelligence and robotics industry will also heavily rely on the low-latency environment edge facilities provide.”

The company bought its first data center in 2019, and since has opened a slew of Edge facilities. The new facility takes American Tower’s portfolio of Edge data centers across the US to six; Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; and Denver and Boulder, Colorado.