US Internet services provider Cogent Communications has signed a data center lease to move into the T5@Minneapolis data center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Legacy Investing LLC announced that the communications company will be moving into the T5 Data Centers-operated facility at 1001 Third Avenue South.

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Cogent moves downtown, gets in bed with Sleep Number

– Legacy Investing LLC

“When we identified this property in the heart of Minneapolis, we knew it would be ideal for data center tenants who seek the benefits of operating in an Edge facility,” said Legacy Investing president and founder Daniel English. “As the only purpose-built data center in downtown, it's a great example of our strategy to provide mission-critical real estate for data center operators and tenants across the country.”

The 47,000 sq ft (4,300 sqm) building is managed and operated by T5 Data Centers. Recently expanded, T5@Minneapolis now offers 3.9MW of capacity (up from 1.95MW during phase 1 and expandable to a total of 10.4MW). US mattress retailer Sleep Number is the primary tenant.

“Cogent Communications not only desires the access this property provides, but appreciates our ability to provide a custom solution that meets their business needs,” said Justin Kline, Legacy Investing VP of portfolio development. “Cogent adds to the ecosystem of the building, enhancing synergies for all tenants, current and future.”