Metro Roundup 8/29: Level 3, Zayo, AboveNet

August 29th, 2011 by · Leave a Comment

So Irene was bad, but not *that* bad and hence time to get back to work.  A quick look at a few metro fiber-related items:

Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) became the latest major fiber operator to bring TELEHOUSE’s new Chelsea facility on-net.  TELEHOUSE purchased the 60,000 square feet of space  at 85 10th Avenue in January, boosting it’s NYC presence and offering some new space into a tight market at a time when Google is busy making elbow room over at 111 8th.  AboveNet, KDDI America, and Sidera Networks have all shown up there as well this summer.

Zayo Group (news, filings) won a bandwidth deal with MediaG3 up in the Treasure Valley area of Idaho.  The wireless broadband service provider will be using Zayo’s extensive metro fiber in the Idaho capital to power its backhaul network in Boise and the surrounding area.  Zayo’s Boise footprint comes from the purchase of American Fiber Systems, which in turn picked up the assets from IDACOMM a few years earlier.

And earlier last week, abvt added the new Latisys Ashburn colo facility to its footprint.  The speculation surrounding AboveNet came and went, but the buildout of fiber has continued throughout as the company pursues its ‘data center neutral’ approach.  They’ve already had the other Latisys facilities in Chicago and Southern California on-net.

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