In the news lately, a couple of completed projects, some compliance, and a new FTTH buildout:
Equinix has finished up another of its many data center expansion projects. They are all done with phase 2 of the LD6 facility in Slough, London. The expansion cost them $42M of capex and brings 1,385 cabinets to the table in what is now 408,000 square feet of colo space, doubling the overall capacity.
On another continent, Level 3 has been busy taking care of compliance matters at its Brazilian data centers. They have achieved compliance with PCI DSS version 3.2 at their facilities in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Curitiba.
Unite Private Networks has polished off another E-Rate buildout, this time not that far from their Kansas City headquarters. The Shawnee Mission School District Over on the Kansas side of the river now has a new nextgen fiber network that is powering 10Gbps EWAN and access, boosting their bandwidth by a factor of some 137.
And CenturyLink will be bringing 1G connectivity to the planned community of Sterling Ranch, Colorado. They'll be doing it over a fiber network currently being built by Lumiere for the developers themselves. The 1Gbps last mile connections will be offere at $85/month and will include a wireless access point and access to CenturyLink's Prism TV services as well. It's somewhat telling though that CenturyLink's 'first time' bringing gigabit pipes to an entire community in the state is one that someone else decided to do the digging for.