Let's catch up on some fiber news while my internet connection holds up:
Financial bandwidth specialist Spread Networks (news) has added another endpoint to its ultra-low latency Ethernet wavelength offerings. This time it's Newark, or more specifically the hub at 165 Halsey, from which it offers SLA'd 15.75ms round trip to 350 East Cermak in Chicago. That adds to Secaucus, Weehawken, and of course Carteret. Sooner or later, they'll manage to cross the Hudson...
Late last week, FiberLight (news) finished up an expansion build in downtown Miami, 3.5 miles of 432 count fiber serving the financial district. The underground network runs from Miami River to 15th Street and along both sides of Brickell Ave as well as Brickel Bay Drive. Fiberlight already has 330 route miles in South Florida of course, and I'm sure they have more planned.
And a week or two ago, it seems that Bright house Networks won a substantial backhaul contract. They'll be serving MetroPCS's Ethernet-based 4G backhaul needs in Orlando, allowing them to scale from 5Mbps up to 1Gbps. Bright House is obviously a power in Orlando backhaul - a couple years ago they won a T-Mobile backhaul contract down there.
XO Holdings (news, filings) unveiled its new Enterprise Cloud Security solution, which fulfills the recent news of a deal with StillSecure last week for the technology that is obviously powering this. Two weeks ago, XO made a parallel move on the cloud space with a cloud communications product - this is obviously another step in the plan. Still waiting on an answer to Icahn's buyout offer.
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