Here are three network buildouts on the east coast to take a quick look at today.
In Pennsylvania, DQE this morning announced a 20 year contract with Iron Mountain that will see its network expand northward out of the greater Pittsburgh metro area. They’l be providing redundant dark fiber connectivity hooking up Iron Mountain’s data center in Boyers back to a node on Pittsburgh’s North Side, where it will be able to connect to other networks. DQE will be building 40 miles of new cable from Butler north to Boyers, with Iron Mountain 192 miles of fiber in all.
To the south in Virginia, SummitIG continued to build out its fiber network. They’ve added connectivity into CoreSite’s data center campus in Reston. SummitIG has been busy for the past couple of years designing and building a new dark fiber route between northern Virginia’s data center clusters and Richmond to the south. For its part, CoreSite has an additional 198,000 square feet of space about to come online in Reston later this year.
And in New York City, 325 Hudson has lured yet another fiber operator to build into the facility. XO Communications has established a PoP in the facility’s meet-me room, which is fast becoming a key locus of interconnection in the city. We don’t hear much from XO publicly these days, but with CEO Cris Ancell now settled in and a new CFO in place perhaps we will start to see where they intend to move the company.
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