Here's a quick rundown of some other news from the metro over the past few days:
The latest expansion update by tw telecom has them getting even busier down in Houston. They're building more fiber to hook up South Shore Harbor in League City and Deer Park to the central business district. They had already been building out to the Woodlands. Since November, tw telecom has been adding vast amounts of dark fiber to its network, both in new markets and existing ones too.
Sunesys won a gigabit deal in the religious vertical. They're providing a new point-to-point 1Gbps Ethernet pipe to the Catholic Diocese of Trenton. They had already been providing such a pipe between the Diocese Pastoral Center and a data center in Philadelphia to the south. The new link is diverse from the old one, offering protection for the Diocese's network from, say, an act of God or something. Sorry, couldn't resist.
Prior to its new M&A foray over in France, Zayo won a long term agreement with DE-CIX over here in the US. Their zColo division be providing the interconnection infrastructure for DE-CIX's access points at 111 8th Ave and 60 Hudson. That will also get them access to Zayo's metro fiber footprint, which they can use to supplement the fiber they got from OCG back in December.
Also late last week, 24/7 signed on with Global Capacity's One Marketplace to extend its Ethernet reach. The 10G interconnect at 21721 Filigree in Ashburn will also add more endpoints to Global Capacity's last mile community of course.
Colt picked up a financial connectivity deal over in the Netherlands. They've connected the offices of both EuroCCP and the European Multilateral Clearing Facility in London and Amsterdam. The two are merging into one giant clearing European clearinghouse.
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