Network Bytes: Fibertech, Allied Fiber, Comcast, Masergy

June 18th, 2014 by · Leave a Comment

Here's a set of quick-takes from network operators around the US this week, just to make sure they don't get completely swamped by the Level 3/tw telecom news.

Fibertech has built out a fiber network for a school district out in its expanding Ohio territory. They've hooked up 18 district buildings and 3 hub sites with a 100G ring for the Worthington School District. Fibertech leveraged their existing 350 mile network in the Columbus metro area to help make it happen.

Comcast Business is expanding its metro fiber footprint down in the Houston metro area. They've expanded into the Cedar Crossing industrial Park in Baytown, Texas. It's not just any old industrial park, but the 5th largest in the world covering 15,000 acres and storage capacity for 1,750 rail cars.  I wonder how many fiber-fed buildings would be in there.

Allied Fiber has finished up the first segment of its fiber and conduit network way down south. The 360 route miles they've built between Miami and Jacksonville have been officially declared ready for service. The doubters that never thought Hunter Newby & crew would ever operate actual infrastructure will have to move those goalposts back a ways.

Masergy picked up a customer for its managed cloud and UC services. Land Home Financial has deployed both their UCaaS and managed cloud network solutions along with 450 Polycom phones across their various office locations. According to the release, there were 20 bidders for the contract, which sure sounds like some heavy competition for products still on the upswing.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Fiber Networks · Metro fiber · Unified Communications

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