Lots of interesting news from the metro fiber sector in the past day or two, let’s take a quick look:
Zayo Group (news, filings) announced yet another expansion project, this time in Las Vegas. The now fully national network operator will be boosting its presence in Sin City by 155 miles, extending into the suburbs of Sloan, Henderson, and North Las Vegas. Zayo’s Las Vegas presence derives from the AFS purchase, which in turn came AFS’s acquisition of IDACOMM a few years prior to that.
Fibertech offered an update on its network milestones, which included a few interesting tidbits amongst various upgrades and additional mileage. The northeastern fiber builder and operator has nearly 2,100 cell sites on-net now supporting over 600Gbps of wireless backhaul. They have also added DWDM capabilities, with service in place between Newark and Stamford and a planned service between Springfield MA and Philadelphia.
Midwestern builder Unite Private Networks finished up a project down south in Georgia. UPN has completed an 85 mile buildout serving the Richmond County School District in Augusta as part of a 10 year agreement serving 61 facilities.
Up in Albany, it looks as if Tech Valley Communications may have poached a regional government contract from the incumbent, Frontier. The Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors for Fulton County NY has apparently approved a five year contract with the alternative fiber operator for metro Ethernet services and fiber connectivity. There are still some hoops to jump through though.
And Sunesys says it is offering lit services to the Philadephia Technology Park at the Navy Yard. The fiber builder and operator had extended its dark fiber footprint there earlier this year, and has since seen increased demand for lit services. Philadelphia is one of Sunesys’s main markets.
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