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The impact of Facebook's U.S. data center fleet

The data center infrastructure that powers Facebook for billions of users around the world is growing quickly. In the United States, four data centers are currently in operation, while another four are in various stages of development at the time of this report.

RTI International analyzed Facebook’s domestic data center fleet, focusing on how their construction and operation are impacting the economy, the environment, and communities.


Oliver, Z., Clark-Sutton, K., VanLear, S., Aramayo Lipa, L., Lim, B. B-L., Moss, C., ... Petrusa, J. (2018). The impact of Facebook's U.S. data center fleet. RTI International.