A telecom hotel
is built by a developer and generally has a telephone company in it.
The building originally housed a tire manufacturing operation and is large, even by telecom hotel
standards, with 90,000 SF floors.
The additional fiber provides low-latency or near real-time transport offering flexible and expandable connections between two large telecom hotels
in Atlanta and Jacksonville and a wireless provider's point of presence (PoP) in Macon.
"One immediate result of the attacks was a surge in interest in 'telecom hotels
'--large buildings dedicated to telecommunications."
The use of telecom hotels
to house Internet infrastructure, data and telecom equipment, as well as to have secure locations for back-up computer equipment and data storage and recovery centers in case of disaster, is one option that owners and managers should review to minimize the risks to the continuity of their business operations.
According to Bill Cratty, chief technology officer and co-founder of Sure Power, "our systems cost the same or less than traditional grid-plus-backup systems and produce what we call '24-by-7-by-forever' computer-grade electricity and cooling for energy-reliant businesses such as: data centers and telecom hotels
; high-tech manufacturing and process industries; research and development laboratories; health care facilities; defense establishments; and utilities.
The $109-million building was constructed from the ground up--unlike other telecom hotels
located in refurbished buildings.