Tuesday Bytes: Comcast Business, EarthLink, Frontier, NSONE

April 7th, 2015 by · Leave a Comment

Welcome back to the stragglers still returning from Easter weekend! Here's a quick rundown on some of the news that has come out to start the week:

Comcast Business may be waiting for the resolution of the Comcast/TW Cable deal to get a lot bigger, but they're moving ahead steadily on the organic front as well. Yesterday they expanded their metro Ethernet reach within Northern California's East Bay, bringing three business parks in Pleasanton, Hayward, and Fremont online. The $2M investment follows the move by silicon valley businesses looking to save a bit on real estate costs over to the other side of the bay. It's still a bit hard to imagine such sites had been working off of DSL and T1's so close by though.  And just this morning, Comcast Business also announced an expansion of its Denver Ethernet footprint.

The Boston Marathon will be once again turning to EarthLink for its network needs when it kicks off on Monday, April 20. The event's website will be managed out of EarthLink's data center in Marlborough, and the organizers' voice and data carried over their MPLS network. Nine EarthLink people will be actually running in the event itself, including CEO Joseph Eazor.

As it waits to close the deal for yet more Verizon landline territory, Frontier has been busy out near Reading, Pennsylvania. They are helping out with the communications needs of the Santander Arena and Santander Performing Arts Center, the former of which supports the Reading Royals of the East Coast Hockey League, and the latter of which the Reading Symphony Orchestra. They've combined the two into one integrated system, re-using much of the existing voice infrastructure while adding new features and applications.

And on the funding front, NSONE has scored some new investment capital.  They'll be using the new funds in their ongoing effort to reshape the DNS world as they scale up their business model.  They've raised $5.35M in Series A financing from a collection of venture capital outfits led by Flybridge Capital Partners and Sigma Prime Ventures.

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