I will be updating my metro fiber and on-net building list over the next week or two, so if there’s data that anyone out there thinks ought to be included please send it along. In the meantime, here’s a quick look at a few items in the metro fiber space over the past few days:
Western CLEC Integra Telecom (news, filings) has made both managed and hosted PBC services available across its entire footprint. This is another step along the company’s path to addressing a wider swath of enterprises. Much of Integra’s PR lately has been fiber-related, but of course the voice side of things remains a big part of their business. Integra still seems likely to be a target of M&A at some point next year.
Over in New England, sidera picked up a contract with Acetylon Pharmaceuticals. They will be using Sidera’s Internet Access services to power their headquarters in Boston’s Seaport district. The contract follows a $28M round of funding for Acetylon, allowing the R&D outfit to expand its network infrastructure amongst other things of course.
And Zayo Group (news, filings) continues to dot those i’s and cross those t’s after the 360Networks deal. Yesterday they closed on a $315M five year term loan, which is up from the initial $295M they had originally sought and goes toward the $345M purchase price. Zayo now has $710.5M of debt on the books.
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