Here's a quick look at some news items from the past few days:
PAETEC (news, filings) was awarded a nice federal fiber contract by DISA. They will be supplying fiber connectivity to the Aberdeen Proving Ground, the US Army's oldest such facility located on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland near where the Susquehanna river flows into it. This is of course Intellifiber's old turf, and the contract win likely derives from that division's activity. The facility's population is growing as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure initiative, and they need greater and more reliable bandwidth.
Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR, news, filings) is obviously planning a substantial buildout in the London metro area. The datacenter REIT has acquired a redevelopment site in Chessington, England - about 17 miles southwest of central London and eight miles inside the M25. The 130,000 square foot building cost them £12.9M and can support 8MW worth of capacity. Digital Realty's other London facilities are nearly fully leased, and demand is not letting up.
InterXion (NYSE:INXN, news) released it's Q2 financials, highlighted by revenue of €60.0M and adjusted EBITDA of €23.3M. The results were inline or a little above, and the company reaffirmed full year guidance. They also offered a convenient listing of the expansion projects they have in the pipeline right now, including a power upgrade in Dusseldorf, expansions in London, Vienna, and Dublin, and that new facility in Paris.
Windstream (NYSE:WIN, news, filings) is spending more of that stimulus money. Earlier this week they announced that they have begun construction on their first such project in Texas. In this case, the location is the town of Garrison, a tiny town in eastern Texas whose population Wikipedia pegs at 844 (312 households and 218 families). The upgrade will add 11 miles of fiber plus the equipment to light it, which will bring high speed broadband to about 200 households, according to the release.
And western regional operator 360networks unveiled a new customer portal for its VoIP services, 360connect. 360Networks has been very active this year with new products in the IP and Ethernet space, but their wholesale VoIP services have been one of their main products for years. The new portal features utillities for reserving and activating telephone numbers, placing directory listings orders, renewing inventory, managing trouble tickets and LNP requests, and will feature an API for deeper integration.
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