Friday Bytes: Equinox, Comcast, Midcontinent, CyrusOne, Exponential-e

August 16th, 2013 by · Leave a Comment

I’m on the road today, after a summer in NJ that has been all too short.  In the meantime, here’s a quick catch-up on some other news from this week.

Equinox is moving quickly on and beyond its dark fiber buildout from Charlotte, North Carolina.  This week they announced they are accepting dark fiber orders there even as they unveiled plans to penetrate southward deep into Georgia.  They plan to go south through Atlanta to Macon and Columbus, with construction starting soon and completion targeted at 2014-2015.  They also have their eye on routes in coastal and central Georgia.

Comcast Business picked up another significant enterprise win this week up in Minnesota.  Compudyne is leveraging their metro Ethernet capabilities for a 1Gbps dedicated internet connection to its office in St. Paul as well as a 1Gbps Ethernet Private line to their data center in Duluth, from which it is offering cloud and managed SaaS services.

Deep in the Midwest, Midcontinent Communications is planning an intercity fiber expansion.  Starting in October they will begin work on a 270 mile buildout between Sioux Falls and the 511 Building in Minneapolis.  That will give them a third connection into the 511 Building with over 200Gbps of capacity.

Down in Texas, CyrusOne continued to rack up the contracts with a contract with Turner Industries.  The heavy industrial contractor is using their disaster recover services in Dallas to help support the management and staffing projects it is working on around the country.

And finally, in the UK Exponential-e has launched 10Gbps cloud connectivity services into 12 UK data centers over its 100G core network. Increasing demand from customers using cloud services has been driving capacity upgrades more and more lately.  Among the data centers for this expansion are Equinix LD1-5, Interxion, Telehouse, and Virtus.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Ethernet · Fiber Networks · Managed Services · Metro fiber

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