Colo and interconnection specialist Telx added two more companies with very different styles to its Ethernet Exchange so far this week.
Supra-regional and metro fiber operator Zayo finally took the plunge and hooked some of its metro fiber up to an Ethernet Exchange. They have connected their extensive 518 route mile, 300+ on-net building Atlanta network via Telx's facility at 56 Marietta. Zayo seems to be there both as a buyer and a seller, although for the most part they prefer to remain on-net and their primary focus is probably to give customers another way to reach them. I suspect that if it makes sense for Zayo in Atlanta, it probably will in Chicago and New York at some point.
Meanwhile, Megapath has hooked up its Ethernet-over-copper footprint to Telx's New York City Ethernet Exchange at 111 8th Ave. Megapath has been expanding its EoC footprint this year, starting with Los Angeles and adding 14 additional markets. Their goal is to eventually reach into 680 central offices, though that will take some time. Today's Megapath is the fusion of the former Covad, Speakeasy, and Megapath footprints, which gives it substantial reach.
Telx was the latest of the four main Ethernet Exchange entrants back in 2009 and 2010, but they have been coming on strong by leveraging the company's existing interconnection customer base.