A few recent developments in the metro fiber sector in the past few days:
PAETEC (news, filings) continued to move in the direction of fiber following its acquisition of Cavalier and Intellifiber today by making the full footprint available for its channel partners to sell nationwide. That includes EoC, Ethernet, EoC, low latency routes, and custom network builds both in the longhaul and metro. They also revealed the intention to add another 160 central offices to their footprint in 2011, which will give them more than 430 as part of an expansion of their EoC coverage.
On the dark fiber front, Zayo Group (news, filings) added found another partner to work with, this time in Cleveland. The T1 Company, which offers high speed access and hosted VoIP services amongst others will leverage Zayo’s dark fiber to connect up their data center with downtown Cleveland. Part of the route is existing fiber, and part will be constructed by June. Zayo’s Cleveland fiber comes from both its AFS purchase and from the wholesale assets of CityNet they acquired a couple years prior.
And TW Telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings) announced that it was selected by data center Core NAP for last mile Ethernet services in Austin. The deal will allow Core NAP reach an additional 350 buildings with its managed and disaster recovery services. That’s a number that gives us a glimpse into tw telecom’s scale in the Texas capitol, which is obviously substantial.
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