Industry leaders will discuss critical trends and developments in data centers, connectivity and edge networking

Omaha, Neb. – January 11, 2022 – 1623 Farnam, a regional leader in network-neutral edge interconnection and data center services, announces today that its President, Todd Cushing, will speak on the ‘Data Centers, Connectivity and Edge’ panel at the highly anticipated PTC‘22 ICT conference.

The panel session will be moderated by Alexander Ramirez, Managing Director in the Global Communications investment banking group at Citi. As a nationally recognized data center, IT and telecom executive with more than 25 years of experience, Cushing will weigh in with other panelists, who include Giuliano Di Vitantonio, Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Segments and incoming CEO at Atlas Edge; Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International; Vincent English, CEO and Board Director, Megaport Ltd.; and Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing Officer, EdgeConneX. The panel session will take place from 15:30-16:45 Monday, Jan. 17, and will be available online globally.

Cushing utilized his years of expertise in data center design and technology infrastructure during 1623 Farnam’s recent $40 million expansion, which included significant upgrades to the facility’s electrical power infrastructure and increased colocation capacity by converting the fiber-rich carrier hotel into usable, high quality data center space. Centrally located in Omaha, Nebraska, at the nexus of the country’s east-west and north-south fiber routes, 1623 Farnam is ideally positioned to maximize interconnection capabilities for its customers, and its over 50 carrier and cloud partners, including Megaport, Google Cloud, Telia Carrier, the state of Nebraska, Windstream Wholesale, ALLO, OPTK Networks, Arvig, Great Plains Communications and others.

Omaha IX, the premier midwest Internet Exchange, is also located at the 1623 Farnam data center, providing infrastructure and services to help customers decrease latencies and network costs while increasing control and performance.

“With our recent expansion and renewed commitment to providing the most powerful edge-focused connectivity solutions possible, we are especially pleased to meet our customers and partners at CTC’22 this year,” Cushing says. “As a major interconnection point for cloud, service, content providers and services, we are eager to join in the dynamic discussion of critical trends in the IT and telecommunications space, including the rapidly increasing demand for high-speed-dependent applications like 5G, Augmented and Virtual Reality, cloud gaming and the Internet of Things.”

The Pacific Telecommunications Council annual conference, known as PTC, is a strategic springboard for global communications providers, focusing on planning, networking and discovering what lies ahead for the industry. This year’s conference will be held Jan. 16-19 in Honolulu, Hawaii. For conference registration and scheduling information, go to PTC’22 – Telecom Conference – Hawaii 2022 – PTC. To set up a data center tour or a virtual meeting with the 1623 Farnam team, please email

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About 1623 Farnam

1623 Farnam is the leading network interconnect point providing secure direct edge connectivity to fiber and wireless network providers, major cloud and CDN properties, content providers and Fortune 500 enterprises. We support mission-critical infrastructure and applications with the highest levels of availability, enabling maximum levels of application performance. As the regional leader in network-neutral, edge interconnection, 1623 Farnam offers access to 50 network companies which have local, regional, national and international reach. Located in the heart of the Midwest, 1623 Farnam services over five million eyeballs and multiple Fortune 500 companies in our region. Nebraska is the 15th fastest growing tech state and 20th fastest population growing state in the nation. We pride ourselves on consistently earning high customer satisfaction scores resulting in customer peace-of-mind.

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