Here are a few items of interest over the past few days the metro/CLEC world:
TW Telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings) picked up another multi-site enterprise customer yesterday, announcing a multi-year contract with American Founders Bank. They will be supplying a cocktail of Ethernet, IP VPN, access, and VoIP to the bank's 7 Kentucky locations in Lexington, Louisville, and Shelbyville -- a classic tw telecom contract win really. Last week they also had a deal with Latisys that I missed at the time, bringing the company's Ashburn data center campus on-net.
Zayo Group (news, filings) said last week that it is providing a dark fiber ring to Arsalon Technologies in Kansas City. The 45 mile ring extends from the International Airport in Missouri to College Boulevard over on the Kansas side of the border, hooking up the company's three data centers. Zayo's KC presence derives from the AFS buildout of course. Zayo is busy integrating the 360networks assets this month, promising a quick and relatively painless process.
And Earthlink (NASDAQ:ELNK, news, filings) further fleshed out its national business services portfolio, announcing a new 'Complete' Business Product Suite. The offering integrates hosted VoIP, private MPLS, equipment, mobile, and security products as well as a blend of access technologies into a customizable portfolio. Earthlink has been integrating the various fiber and CLEC assets it has bought over the past year. This particular product suite will be based on ADTRAN switches, routers, and gateways.
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