Here's another set of quick takes on other news items this week worth noting:
Zayo says it is providing connectivity to the Weld County School District in its home turf of norther Colorado. It's an E-Rate project that will see Zayo provide 1G Ethernet to 30 schools and administration buildings. To hook them up, Zayo has added 43 miles of dark fiber including 6 longhaul miles to bring the town of Kersey on-net.
Level 3 picked up some Brazilian business this week. The eye care retailer Fototica will be using their virtual hosting, colo, and redundancy services to support their operations. They have 120 stores in Sao Paulo, BAhia, Pernambuco, and Sergipe. I doubt some new eyeglasses would have helped Brazil against Germany the other day, but you never know.
CenturyLink has been having some luck in on the federal front lately, and this week landed a 10 year contract with the National Institutes of Health. They'll be providing a package of colocation, network connectivity and disaster recovery to the NIH National Library of Medicine and the NIH Center for Information Technology. The deal will be worth $3.2M the first year with 9 one-year options that bring the eventual total contract value to between $19.6M and $62.7M.
And while Internap is focusing on their colo and cloud more these days, this week they won a deal for their route-optimized IP services. The English fashion design retailer Paul Smith Ltd has tapped them to help improve the retail experience on their website.