Time for some mid-week catch up from network service providers, with quick takes on news from Fairpoint, Agile, Masergy, and Windstream.
FairPoint Communications (news, filings) won a significant four year, $16M contract up in the Northeast. They'll be supporting the New England Telehealth Consortium, bringing Carrier Ethernet connectivity to 400 sites across Maine, New Hamshire, and Vermont. The NETC won a $24.6M federal grant to bring telemedicine to the region, and as the area's major ILEC they've obviously won a big part of that spending.
In Ohio, Agile Networks says it is ready to start deploying its statewide broadband network after filling out its network with the help of DataCenter.BZ. When complete, Agile's network is slated to cover 3M addresses (both residential and business) with broadband and Ethernet. DataCenter.BZ operates a facility in Columbus as well as dark fiber in the surrounding region.
Masergy continued to add muscle to its growth plan, adding Telarus to its global partner program. Telarus its ecosystem will be helping to sell Masergy's managed network and communications services to medium and large enterprises. That will certainly give Telarus's new Sabiona system to sink its teeth into.
And on the eastern seaboard, Windstream (NYSE:WIN, news, filings) had some more success in Charlotte earlier this week. The Carolina's Center for Oral and Facial Surgery has selected them for both managed network and cloud services. They had already been using Windstream's voice and data services, and the expansion will give them a completely integrated set. This is precisely the sort of enterprise contract that Windstream hopes to win more of on the back of its Hosted Solutions division.
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