Some quick looks at a few news items from the infrastructure sector from yesterday:
In New Jersey, upstart metro fiber builder Cross River Fiber (news) says that it is building ‘Express Direct’ fiber routes to Mahwah. They are looking to quickly take advantage of NYSE Euronext’s recent opening of its facility to network operators by providing low latency connectivity to Carteret, Secaucus, and Weehawken. No doubt we will be hearing of similar footprint expansions from others in the sector, but Cross River was obviously ready to roll immediately.
Telehouse America (news) [a subsidiary of KDDI (TYO:9433, news, filings)] secured yet another carrier’s connectivity for its Chelsea data center facility in Manhattan. The New York area’s ISPnet is bringing its bandwidth into the Chelsea Center, giving it access to all three of Telehouse’s NYC locations. The Chelsea facility has had a regular parade of new connectivity options since opening its doors last year.
Down in the deep south, Southern Diversified Technologies says that its integrated project delivery method is powering the BTOP buildout of Inline. Inline is building 1,200 route miles of fiber across two projects in three Mississippi counties with stimulus funding of a combined $31M. I have not run into Inline until now, and have now added their various fiber maps to my regional longhaul and Gulf Coast metro fiber map collections.
And out in the southwest, io continued its modular offensive via a new contract with Hunt Construction Group. IO will provide the commercial builder with DCaaS services out of its IO Phoenix facility. IO has been charting a different path to expansion than other more real-estate-oriented colocation providers, betting its chips on its modules and the software that powers them.
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