Before you go off for that idyllic weekend of barbecue and fireworks we're all hoping for, let's finish off the week with a look at a few more interesting tidbits:
Zayo picked up a a substantial metro deal up in Idaho, where one doesn't come across too many substantial metro deals. The food processing and agricultural company J.R. Simplot signed on for 10Gbps wavelengths between its two data centers as well as metro Ethernet connectivity to its 10 other locations in Boise with the rest of its business. Zayo's extensive Boise footprint (182 route miles and 175 on-net buildings) comes from the AFS acquisition, which in turn came from its purchase of IDACOM's network.
TeliaSonera AB (ETR:TLS, news, filings) International Carrier added yet another gaming company to its customer roles. Bitoon Games will be using their Managed Data Centre service, including colo, servers, and IP bandwidth, to power its BasketDudes MMO offering. Yes, that appears to be a massively multiplayer basketball action game - what will they think of next... Teliasonera has been very active in the gaming segment, and not just in Europe - they recently added depth out in California as well.
Again out west, western regional network operator 360Networks won another Ethernet contract. Clearfly Communications has selected their EVPL service between Seattle and Billings, Montana. 360Networks broadened its portfolio with IP and Ethernet products earlier this year, and has been finding some momentum with them.
Back in the NY metro area, Optimum Lightpath added another notch to its municipal belt. Morris County's Jefferson Township has consolidated all its telecommunications services via a bundled 20Mbps connection with 50,000 voice munites plus hosted PBX services. The switch is saving $25K annually. Optimum Lightpath has had a great deal of success with school districts all across the region, which is perhaps giving them a boost with the municipal governments as well.
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