Here's a quick survey of some news from the metro:
Zayo is taking its Tranzact bandwidth shopping platform to a new level. They're now offering current Ethernet and IPVPN customers AWS Direct Connect pipes of up to 500Mbps in less than 60 minutes. So you'll still get your pizza first, but it will still be warm when the bits start flowing.
Broadview Networks has picked up an enterprise contract down in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Down East Heating and Air Conditioning is using Broadview's cloud-based communications services to upgrade its phone systems. Broadview has been quietly but doggedly making the transition from CLEC to the cloud for some years now.
RCN Business has unveiled a new Managed LAN product. They'll be taking it to enterprises alongside their hosted voice and Ethernet products in their usual haunts of Boston, Chicago, NYC, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and the Lehigh Valley.
CenturyLink is bringing fiber to businesses in southern Utah. They're now offering 1Gbps symmetrical to certain locations in the cities of St. George, Cedard City, Hurricane, and Washington. Yes, there are other markets in Utah besides Salt Lake City and Provo, although I'd guess that FTTX for consumers is rather further off.
And Cogent has spotted another window of opportunity in the credit markets. Yesterday they announced plans to sell $245M in notes due 2022, the proceeds of which will be used to refinance the $240M in 8.375% notes they have due in 2018.
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