Global Access Point began with its flagship data center at Union Station Technology Center in South Bend, Indiana. Built in 1928 as northern Indiana’s largest rail hub, the facility is now one of the Midwest’s largest fiber optic hubs. In 1972, Union Station closed its doors and fell into disrepair before being purchased and renovated by Global Access Point founder Kevin Smith in 1979.
Due to its location next to the large fiber optic corridor on the railroad line, and due to its proximity to Chicago, the facility went on to become a regeneration site and carrier hotel in the late 1980s before becoming a data center in the early 2000s.
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