Here’s a quick roundup of other news from the first half of the week:
In the Southwest, ViaWest followed through on its plans to expand into Arizona with the opening of a new data center in Phoenix. The 40,000 square foot facility will let them take on the enterprise market there with their blend of colo and cloud services. The company says that industry veteran Chris Parsons is leading the expansion into Phoenix.
To the north, Integra announced further investments in its Ethernet-over-Copper footprint. They’ve expanded their fiber into 43 more local serving offices, giving them 187 in all, with coverage of some 140,000 commercial buildings. Integra has focused more and more on fiber in recent years, but EoC nicely complements that effort by expanding their reach to locations where fiber is still not feasible.
In the MidAtlantic, Service Electric is upgrading its fiber network. They’ve deployed Infinera’s DTN across their Pennsylvania and New Jersey territories, with which they will provision pipes from 155Mbps up to 100Gbps. That’s the older Infinera line of course, which has been a solid workhorse for smaller operators like this.
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