A data center/IX partnership, fiber to the airport, and a deal closing:
EdgeConnex has a new IX partner out in the southwest. Phoenix-IX has built out a node of its platform in EdgeConnex's facility at 3011 S 52nd Street in Tempe, just outside of Phoenix, Arizona. The new node is connected back to the Phoenix-IX core via a diverse dark fiber path. EdgeConneX has been steadily building relationships with regional internet exchanges around the country, and this is their fourth so far after Boston, Minneapolis, and Portland.
RCN Business is hooking up some new customers out in the Lehigh Valley in eastern Pennsylvania. They are providing communications, voice, and data services to three regional airports through an agreement with the Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority. The Lehigh Vally International Airport, the Queen City Airport, and Braden Airpark now have a nice new network built off of RCN Business' fiber infrastructure.
And Oak Hill has completed the first leg of its triple M&A move in northern New England. They have closed the acquisition of FirstLight Fiber from Riverside Partners, with the latter still continuing on as a minority investor. The next two legs will be the closing of the parallel purchases of Oxford Networks and Sovernet Communications, after which we will get to see firsthand just what Oak Hill has planned for the combined assets. But other than having the resources to move up to the next level, I'm guessing they'll be keeping things on the same path FirstLight has been following the last several years.