Today's roundup features metro fiber news from Lightower and Optimum Lightpath, new channel capabilities from Telarus, and another cloud win for Viawest:
Lightower Fiber Networks (news) says it has built diverse fiber laterals and routing into Sabey's Intergate.Manhattan facility at 375 Pearl Street. Sabey bought the property last year and has been rebuilding it into a giant 32 floor, 1 million square foot carrier hotel right in the middle of the financial district.
The master agency Telarus has released a new service aimed at making business connectivity from cable operators available to its ecosystem. The GeoSign service helps streamline the process agents must navigate to provision cable business services to their customers. They're already compatible with Comcast Business Class, and in beta with TW Cable Business Class. Cable MSOs have been gaining traction in the SMB market with both coax and fiber for several years.
Optimum Lightpath continued making inroads into the education vertical. They are now bringing Ethernet connectivity into Morris Catholic High School, located in Denville and serving 430 students from the surrounding parts of Morris County. Morris Catholic is using the bandwidth to power a new technologically sophisticated curriculum featuring iPad and Android apps and interactive whiteboards.
And out west, the regional cloud and colo specialist Viawest picked up another cloud convert. Colorado-based Swiftpage has selected its KINECTed cloud platform to power its SaaS marketing products aimed at the SMB. The initial migration was of its Quality Assurance and Testing & Development functions, with other client platforms to follow.