Suzanne Treister

DARK FIBER: Scenes above ground

A series of black and white photographic images of above ground locations along the route of the private fiber optic high frequency trading cable linking New Jersey and Chicago installed by Spread Networks - completed in August 2010 - which created a dark fiber line available exclusively to select high paying trading companies, allowing them a market advantage of several milliseconds.

Selected images:

NYSE Euronext data center, Mahwah, New Jersey Wirerope Works, Sunbury Pennsylvania Woodward, Allegheny Mountains, Pennsylvania State College, Pennsylvania Wauseon, Ohio CME Co-location center, Chicago, Illinois Westmont, Illinois CME Group Data Center, 2905 Diehl Rd, Aurora, Illinois

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