Integra Telecom is adding 121 route miles to its fiber network in Denver, looking to take advantage of growth opportunities. The $2.1M metro expansion will allow the company to offer enterprise customers a more robust set of network offerings. Since restructuring its debt last year, Integra has been gradually returning to a growth footing. It has also been increasing its emphasis on its on-net footprint lately, most of which it picked up in the Electric Lightwave acquisition.
But what is it these days about Denver and Colorado? Certainly metro fiber expansions have been a hot topic nationally over the past year or two, but Denver has been getting more than its fair share of attention from the sector. In addition to Integra's investment, here's a quick list:
- Just last week, Abovenet entered the Denver market in force
- It was one the first places Level 3 added resources to in its local markets initiative
- Zayo Enterprise Networks recently began a fiber-to-the-enterprise effort there, taking advantage of those old Adesta assets. Zayo also recently joined Colorado Communications Transport, expanding eastward from the city.
- TW Telecom added colocation space and lit more fiber between Denver and Colorado Springs.
- Regional operator Pinpoint Network Solutions lit fiber into the city this Spring.
There might be more, I think I'm forgetting one. Apparently, the Denver market is really hopping.
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