By June 1998 the company offered "dedicated Internet access, Web Hosting, Co-location, network and systems integration, interactive media development (including 2-D and 3-D animation) and instructor-led corporate training" and changed its name to Globix Corporation.
During the dot-com bubble, Globix bought an eight-story building in New York City to serve as a data center, which was announced at Internet World 2000 by Bell, who cited "tremendous demand for our managed Internet Data Center services". The company already had nearly 300,000 square feet of data center space, and planned four additional centers. The company completed a $600 million bond offering in 2001 to fund further expansion.
As the dot-com bubble burst, in August 2001 the company hired a new CEO and in January 2002, Globix filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; its market capitalization had fallen from almost $1 billion in 1999 to $5.87 million. Globix emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April 2002, with creditors receiving $120 million in notes in exchange for the $600 million in bonds they held. In October 2003 Globix sold its New York City data center to fund operations and retire some of its debt.
In November 2003 Globix acquired Aptegrity Inc., a managed services provider focused on Web-based applications. In July 2004, Globix announced it intended to merge with NEON Communications, Inc., a provider of optical networking to carriers and large companies in the US Northeast and mid-Atlantic, and the deal closed in March 2005. For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, Globix reported a net loss of $41.4 million and had $95.8 million in debt.
In late 2005 and 2006 Globix restructured and paid down debt by selling off assets, including its New York city headquarters, a UK subsidiary, and its hosting business, the latter of which it sold to Quality Technology Services.
On February 2007 Globix changed its name to NEON Communications Group, Inc.
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- Staff, New York Times. January 22, 1996 Equity and Convertible Offerings for This Week
- Globix Press Release. June 1, 1998 Bell Technology Group Announces Name Change to Globix Corporation
- Rich Miller for the CarrierHotels News October 21, 2003 Globix Sells Manhattan Data Center
- Staff, New York Times. January 15, 2002 Technology Briefing | Internet: Globix Plans To Seek Protection
- Globix Press Release. April 10, 2002. Globix Reorganizes To Emerge From Bankruptcy
- Globix Press Release. November 5, 2003 Globix Completes Acquisition of Aptegrity
- Om Malik for Gigaom July 19, 2004 Globix merges with NEON
- News wire. Channelpartnersonline.com March 8, 2005. Globix and NEON Communications Merge
- Patrick Barnard for Mobility Techzone October 3, 2006 Globix Selling its US Hosting Business to Quality Technology Services for $20
- NEON Press Release. February 28, 2007 Globix Corporation Becomes NEON Communications Group, Inc.
- News wires. Datacentres.com June 25, 2007 RCN To Acquire NEON Communications Group For Up To $5.25 Per Share
- News wire, Channel Partners Online. November 13, 2007. RCN Wraps up NEON Merger