Eagan flexes broadband muscle and attracts data centers

Good news for Eagan, according to the Pioneer Press

Eagan’s push to attract a telecommunications and data-storage center has paid off.

DataBank, which operates data co-location facilities in Edina, Dallas and Kansas City, Mo., plans to turn the former 88,000-square-foot Taystee Foods building into a data center to serve the region. The company estimates it will spend about $9 million in site and building improvements and almost $40 million more in equipment costs.

The center will work as a sort of data hotel, giving companies space to deploy their servers and equipment. Likely tenants would be telecommunications providers, as well as companies that are seeking a regulatory compliant space in the energy, financial, health care and managed service industries, DataBank spokesman Aaron Alwell said.

It’s nice to see a technology investment pay off. It’s nice to see a Minnesota city building a reputation as a data center-ready city. And it’s nice to see demand for better broadband build!

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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