Phoenix ONE, the huge (530K square feet) new data center facility built by i/o Datacenters, continues to rack up independent fiber connections. Yesterday both Cox Business and Level 3 announced they have brought the facility on-net. Cox and Level 3 will join Qwest and AGL Networks, and others will likely show up as well if they haven’t quietly done so already. You just can’t ignore a facility of this size in an artificially constricted market for colocation space like this one. Phoenix ONE just officially opened in late June, but the traction seems to be there.
That Level 3 would be in the mix sooner or later was obvious, as they have a substantial metro footprint in Phoenix, never met a datacenter they didn’t want to hook up, and I think their fiber goes right by the place. But Cox Business? I have so little information about the metro fiber businesses of cable companies. Of course when they have a separately run division of course, like Cablevision’s Optimum Lightpath or RCN Metro, I do manage to keep up with them. But as for Comcast, Cox, and TW Cable, the details are scarce. I have heard that Cox Business is big in places like Omaha, but I don’t have much in the way of numbers. Yet anyway…
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Cox has a tremendous fiber footprint in the Phoenix market. I’ve never seen anything like it.
Cox has about 10% marketshare in the SMB marketplace in the valley. They do have a large Fiber footprint and have been expanding aggressively. Qwest still dominates the valley with their Geomax and Q-Mo product lines.
Cox does run on level 3’s network.