Metro Bytes 1/24: Cross River, Level 3, Megapath, Alpheus

January 25th, 2013 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s a Friday morning look at various metro news items I didn’t get to this week that I probably should have:

Cross River Fiber finished up its ultra-low latency buildout in New Jersey, connecting Weehawken and Secaucus as part of a partnership with Hudson Fiber. There’s plenty of fiber between those two data center hotspots of course, but this is the only route that gets there in just 5.94 kilometers. The two endpoints are at 300 Boulevard East and 755 Secaucus, and asking Google Maps for directions won’t help trim that further, that takes 6.56km.

TMG Health has turned to Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) for its network needs. That includes a lateral into the health plan provider’s NOC in Jessup PA plus connectivity to its other sites in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Texas as well as to its call centers and into customer data centers. Level 3 is providing MPLS IP-VPN and security services, which TMG Health uses to keep its various Medicare expert solutions humming.

Megapath (news) picked up a deal in the financial vertical this week. They’re providing Albuquerque’s Verge Fund with 20×20 EoC connectivity and hosted VoIP. The super-angel venture capital fund wasn’t happy with its existing provider, and MegaPath’s EoC solution was more economical than the fiber alternatives.

And a bit to the east in Texas, Alpheus continued its enterprise push with a health care contract. The Berkeley Eye Center in Houston is using Alpheus’ network to connect its data center and 16 clinics around the metro area. The telecommunications consultancy consultIP made the necessary introductions.

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