A little less than two months ago, Sunesys announced an aggressive expansion into lit services, both of the metro sort within their existing markets and on intercity routes between them. Yesterday they revealed where some of that intercity bandwidth will originate, and it will come from a somewhat surprising source: Spread Networks.
Spread will be providing 300Gbps of capacity between New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Chicago. They’re taking the ultra-low latency network they built just for the financial vertical’s desire for a direct pipe between NYC and Chicago, and repurposing some of that fiber for the wholesale carrier space. Microwave’s entrance into low latency bandwidth shifted the economics of their initial specialized vertical, but the route they built is a valuable one for other sectors too.
As Sunesys continues to transition from more of a builder to more of a network operator, we should start to see more of them. The construction of the necessary infrastructure in each of the states is underway, and the new pipes will be in place next month. After this initial intercity route, Sunesys will be looking to hook up their other major markets in Virginia and California, with a stop down in northern Virginia of course.
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