CRG West Opens Washington D.C.'s First Neutral Telecom Carrier Meet Me Room; 1275 K Street NW Facility Offers Unmatched Colocation and Free Interconnections for Tenant Carriers and Network Service Providers

WASHINGTON--()--Aug. 24, 2005--CRG West announces the opening of the region's first neutral Meet Me Room at its 1275 K Street NW facility. The 1275 K Street NW facility provides communications interconnections and data center colocation to a wide range of tenants including: facility-based telecommunication carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers, wireless and content providers.

Tenants can either lease or license space within the facility, and are granted unrestricted rights to link with other telecommunications carriers, providers or tenants licensed to operate and interconnect within the 1275 K Street NW Meet Me Room.

"Our business model is to provide fast (within 48 hours) cross-connects and service provisioning to telecommunications companies that communicate locally, regionally and globally," said Jonathan Litvany, vice president of colocation at CRG West. "Since we don't sell bandwidth, nor preferred supplier relationships with specific carriers, all customers are treated equally -- with the highest possible priority. As a neutral facility operator, CRG West can help facilitate rapid interconnections between customers and tenants, without the burden of bureaucratic and lengthy provisioning cycles. CRG West provides interconnections and colocation provisioning quickly and efficiently at 1275 K Street using the same methods and procedures employed at One Wilshire (in Los Angeles) and Market Post Tower (in San Jose, Calif.)."

The 1275 K Street Meet Me Room offers cages and cabinets to tenants in a fully secure, monitored and environmentally controlled data center. The 1275 K Street Meet Me Room focuses on providing participants with the ability to execute low cost, fast turn around cross-connects between carriers and customers within the building. CRG West provisions and installs all cross connections and intra-building connections within its 83,000 square feet colocation and telecom tenant space.

"CRG West's new Meet Me Room allows us to align our priorities with the best interests of our tenants -- large or small," Litvany said. "That's an important distinction in an industry accustomed to playing favorites."

About CRG West

An operating partner of The Carlyle Group, CRG West was formed in 2001 to oversee and enhance strategic telecom assets owned by Carlyle Realty Group. The One Wilshire Building (Los Angeles) and Market Post Tower (San Jose, home of the MAE-West) are two core assets under CRG West management. The CRG West team combines extensive telecommunications, network planning, Meet Me Room development and operational expertise to serve our carrier customers and office tenants. CRG West is committed to provide fast and reliable service, innovative operational solutions, and local expertise. More information is available at www.crgwest.com.

The 1275 K Street, NW Building

1275 K Street is a 230,000 square-foot, class A communications and office building located at the heart of the K-Street corridor in Washington D.C. One of Washington's premier points of communications interconnection, the building hosts over 25 carriers today who have fiber using diverse points of entry into the building.

The building offers a robust set of colocation and private suite environments. Further, consistent with all of its facilities, CRG West offers top-flight communications services assisting carriers and other customers in making interconnections within the building quickly and efficiently.

The building offers full line of sight and antenna space on the roof. The building also offers ample primary and backup power supplies along with high-impact floor loading allowing more equipment per square foot than most commercial space available today complemented with a stylish manner that blends well in the heart of downtown.

Contacts

Casey Sayre & Williams, Inc.
Samantha Cornog, 310-396-2400
scornog@cswpr.com

Contacts

Casey Sayre & Williams, Inc.
Samantha Cornog, 310-396-2400
scornog@cswpr.com