MOX Networks, LLC and QTS Realty Trust, Inc. announced a new partnership to enhance connectivity opportunities for carriers, enterprises, hyperscalers and wireless providers in the new QTS mega data center campus in Hillsboro, Oregon. MOX now offers critical access across the Pacific Northwest region and is colocating with QTS Hillsboro DC1, the first new QTS data center of its 200+ MW planned campus. Offering both dark fiber and lit data services, the newest MOX fiber route offers diversity from Hillsboro to Portland, with a planned extension up to Seattle. This new path enables QTS customers to avoid legacy exchange options in Portland and provides the opportunity to extend their connectivity up to the Westin Building Exchange in Seattle. The Hillsboro region has been nicknamed Silicon Forest for its growing prominence as a high-tech trans-Pacific data center connectivity hub to Asia. MOXs new Hillsboro-Portland-Seattle route will enable QTS customers in Hillsboro to interconnect in Portland or bypass it completely, circumventing the long-haul transport and IP peering gateways in Portland, to achieve faster, more resilient network connectivity across the Pacific Northwest, with fiber available west to Asia or east across North America.