Internap Network Services is expanding its data centers to handle growing broadband demand in the northeastern United States.

The company said Friday the expansion to its New York and Boston centers would be completed around the end of the year.

The buildout is in response to market trends such as the migration to new high-capacity blade servers, which requires larger amounts of the computing and network infrastructure that is housed in secure and climate-controlled data centers.

"The proposed plans let us quickly turn up additional space to meet the growing demands of our customers in Boston and New York, while offering them a cost-effective and high quality solution for data center services," said CEO James DeBlasio.

Internap operates data centers in Atlanta, Houston and Seattle as well as 23 facilities run by partners around the world.

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