Here are three interesting metro and regional fiber items worth a look today:
EdgeConneX has its first fiber partner at its Pittsburgh Edge Data Center. DQE Communications, the regional and metro fiber division of the energy company DQE, has built out its network into EdgeConneX's new facility at 282 Corliss Street. DQE is a good fiber partner to have in Pittsburgh, with 2500 route miles and 1100 on-net buildings in the city and the surrounding region. While EdgeConneX's US expansion is nearing completion with the launch of markets like Pittsburgh, they recently started on Europe with their first planned location in Amsterdam.
A bit further west, Independents Fiber Network has expanded further westward from its Ohio home turf. They have established two new PoPs over the border in northwestern Indiana. The expansion into the cities of Angola and Auburn takes them into Steuben, Allen, and DeKalb counties. Independents has been adding reach steadily lately. Last month they added additional PoPs in northwestern Ohio, and in December they moved into Lebanon and Vandalia in the southwestern part of the state.
Up in New England, FirstLight Fiber picked up an E-Rate deal. New Hampshire's Laconia School District has selected the fiber operator for internet and voice services spanning three elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, and a regional technical center and serving some 2,000 students. FirstLight also recently announced an expansion southward into the northern suburbs of New York City.
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