Here's a quick look at some news from fiber and the cloud from the last day or two:
As their big Altanta-Miami project finishes up, Allied Fiber has kicked off an unorthodox planning method for its next fiber build. Over on their blog, they are asking us to help them choose. Will it be Ashburn-Atlanta, NYC-Ashburn, or Chicago-Ashburn? I rather doubt our input will outweigh actual customers signing up in advance, but on the other hand there's certainly some potential for overlap. Allied Fiber finished installing the third of five colo facilities in Georgia yesterday.
Fatbeam is adding its own construction team up in the Pacific Northwest and Rockies. Fatbeam has been building metro fiber in Tier 3/4 markets across the region , leveraging local construction companies - but they've grown to the point that they need some of that expertise in-house. They've named Chris Jasper to lead the division, and hired Tammy Palm to serve as director of sales.
Out on the great plains, Unite Private Networks has picked up another regional bandwidth customer. They'll be providing 10Gbps Ethernet private lines for Plains Equipment Group, hooking up 13 locations across the state of Nebraska. UPN has been expanding its fiber reach rapidly in the state as well as nearby in Iowa and Colorado.
And TW Cable Business's cloud arm is expanding in California. They've opened a new data center in Santa Clara, taking advantage of some 3.6MW worth of space from Digital Realty. In addition, Navisite and DLR have set up a sales alliance, by which the latter will be able to sell Navisite's cloud service to its other colo customers.
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