McConnell Johnson Real Estate and WiredScore, which measures internet connectivity in office buildings, on Tuesday announced the first certified properties in the state of Delaware.
Gov. John Carney, Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzyckiand New Castle County Executive Matthew Meyer joined Scott Johnson, McConnell Johnson Real Estate partner, for the announcement.
Two office towers in Wilmington’s downtown business district—1201 and 1313 North Market Street—have now joined the more than 1,700 Wired Certified buildings worldwide. The designation was assigned upon review of the buildings’ best-in-class connectivity, technological infrastructure and readiness to adapt to emerging technologies. Both of the North Market Street office towers achieved the certification’s highest level, which is Wired Certified Platinum.
“The WiredScore Platinum independent certifications for 1201 and 1313 create better transparency for those tenants that are dependent on the digital economy for future growth,” said Scott Johnson, partner of McConnell Johnson Real Estate.
Other buildings that have achieved this status include the Empire State Building, Willis Tower in Chicago and the Shard in London.
These properties benefited from an extensive investment in fiber-optic expansion in Delaware, fueled by private investment and state grants to help accelerate deployment of key fiber-optic routes.
The establishment of a hub for carrier routes at 1201 North Market St allows for fiber-optic connectivity to a broad range of key markets as well as significant local and regional connectivity. In addition to more than 250 fiber miles in Delaware and extensive reach in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties.
1201 N Market also acts as a regional HUB for connectivity to approximately 2,000 miles of fiber in bordering PA and NJ with critical low latency routes south to key data centers in Northern Virginia, north to Philadelphia, NYC and Boston, west to Pittsburgh, as well as to Chicago and the west coast.