Thursday Roundup 8/19: FiberLight, Paetec, and 2 for Level 3

August 19th, 2010 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s a quick summary of several news items that crossed the wires over the past day or two:

Metro Fiber operator FiberLight won a contract with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a member of the Cox Media Group.  The newspaper is leveraging multiple GigE connections to hook up its facilities across the Atlanta metro area in a highly redundant, secure private network.  Earlier this summer, FiberLight announced an expansion in the Atlanta market, both downtown and in the surrounding counties of Fulton, Gwinnett and Cobb – which probably was related to opportunities like this one.

Up in Massachusetts, PAETEC (news, filings) has opened its new data center in Andover just north of Boston. The two story facility has over 92,700 square feet of total space, a little less than half of which is raised floor space available to customers. The new facility is aimed at furthering Paetec’s ambitions in the cloud computing space, and will be followed by some 8 more data centers nationwide.  The next batch apparently will be in Houston, Milwaukee, and Phoenix.

And Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) announced two contracts this morning.  The first is yet another European gaming contract, this time with the German social networking game developer wooga GmbH.  Level 3 will provide CDN services in support of wooga’s Facebook games of Bubble Island, Brain Buddies, and Monster World.  Hmmm, I just can’t get into Facebook games, but they do seem to have a following.

The second contract for Level 3 was a more traditional bandwidth deal with Omaha-based CoSentry, a provider of managed IT services.  Level 3 will provide both 10G wavelengths and high speed IP services in support of CoSentry’s enterprise customers across three continents.  This contract is an expansion of an earlier relationship, under which CoSentry had been purchasing Ethernet Private line and IP services.  It sure has been a busy PR week (month, year) for Level 3.

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