Yesterday, FiberLight has teamed up with Global Capacity to improve its access capabilities. They’ll be using the One Marketplace Access Exchange to both offer their own last mile services and generate quotes to go off-net. I haven’t seen FiberLight going off-net that much, they tend to focus on their own fiber footprint – so this could suggest an expanded outlook. Also as part of the deal, FiberLight will be providing 400 mile of fiber to Global Capacity, which will be used to enhance the capabilities of the exchange.
In May, FiberLight was said to be for sale, but I’ve heard nothing since. The Thermo group may just be testing the limits of the market valuation, but FiberLight’s assets would fit with a variety of strategic buyers. Global Capacity has already done the M&A dance, having been bought by the guys over at Pivotal. They have since started looking rather more aggressive in the marketplace.