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  • April 18, 2018
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Northern Virginia is currently the hottest market for data center construction in the nation. How it got there might surprise you.

Matthew Halverson | Mar 19, 2018

These days you can’t travel far on State Highway 28 in northern Virginia without seeing a directional boring machine off the side of the road. Like lumbering, mechanized anteaters, they pierce the earth with their metal snouts from Ashburn to Manassas, guided by crews that work seemingly around the clock. Rather than pulling a prize from the ground, though, those beasts are making a deposit — a fiber-optic investment in the future of business in the commonwealth. And they can’t do it fast enough.

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