A few news items in the metro fiber space:
Optimum Lightpath continues to expand its network into key financial centers. Today at the CBX event they announced that they have pulled fiber into the Telx colocation and interconnection facility in Clifton NJ, 100 Delawanna Avenue. The expansion will help them better serve the low latency financial community.
Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) has begun another local market initiative, this time in Boston. They have hired a regional general manager and will be allocating additional resources to adding new buildings to their network in the Boston area. This isn't an area where Level 3 has traditionally had a substantial mid-market presence. Actually, the last time I had a number for their on-net buildings in the Boston metro area, it was 21 and almost entirely wholesale. Hence they must see some interesting market potential, or else they are talking to NStar...
And finally midwestern regional and metro operator US Signal has joined the carrier Ethernet exchange party by joining CENX. They will be adding a connection to the CENX Chicago exchange, which will enable them to offer connectivity across their footprint to a wider array of potential partners. US Signal's assets are amongst those that I think may be on the market this year, though you never can tell. They've been pretty quiet of late.