Here's a quick roundup of some news from metro and regional fiber operators this week:
Cyan won a deal out in Oklahoma with Dobson Technologies. Dobson is giving its statewide 1,500 route mile fiber network an infusion of both packet-optical transport and software-defined networking. The expanded capabilities will help them serve demand from wireless backhaul, business Ethernet, and data center interconnection.
Out west, Integra added another customer in the healthcare vertical. EmpRes Healthcare has selected them for voice, internet, colo, and various data services for its 45 site footprint across the western US. The combination of multisite networks and the security needed for healthcare records has been driving upgrades across the healthcare sector.
Back east in my own home turf of New Jersey, Lightpath also had some news from the healthcare domain. They're working with Palisades Medical Center up in Bergen County to expand patient care beyond the hospital's walls. Lightpath is supplying internet voice, a dedicated E-Line connection, and dedicated internet access.
And Vertical Systems Group has updated its Business Ethernet scoreboard, with tw telecom maintaining its #3 spot and head-of-the-competitive-class crown. All the action was lower down, where XO and TW Cable both moved up in the rankings, while Level 3 fell back.
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