For this rainy Thursday (on the east coast of the US), here are two metro/regional fiber updates on the eastern seaboard, a 100G metro deployment across the Atlantic, and a bit of colo/peering in sunny southern California:
Lightower's network expansion in the state of Virginia has born some fruit from the government sector. The Commonwealth of Virginia has named Lightower Fiber Networks as an authorized vendor for data network services, allowing the operator to offer its services to schools, agencies, and organization throughout the state. Lightower has been pretty quiet since closing its purchase of Fibertech earlier this year, no doubt working hard a long list of integration projects.
A bit further north, Lightpath has been busy in the education sector this year. Today they said that they have expanded their fiber network into 65 New Jersey schools during 2015 through its participation in the NJ DOE's DRLAP purchasing cooperative. Lightpath has long had a lot of success in this space, and the fact that NJ is getting organized about bandwidth to schools can only help them add to that.
Over in Germany, Infinera picked up another customer for the products it acquired in the Transmode deal. The regional energy and telecommunications provider EWE TEL is deploying their 100Gbps WDM and CE2.0 gear across their footprint in Lower Saxony, bremen, Brandeburg, and North Rhine-Westphalia, and services will be migrated over from their legacy network. Facilitating the deal is the systems integrator Axians.
And in the colo world, CoreSite has picked up some additional traction in the advertising vertical today. Dstillery has tapped CoreSite for additional space and connectivity services within their Los Angeles data center campus. They'll use the additional resources to improve their data analysis capabilities and deliver targeted ad content. CoreSite's Any2Exchange peering platform gives them a low latency way to reach the networks that serve a wide swath of consumers.
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