Two metro fiber items and two colo expansion projects to note from this week's news:
In the MidAtlantic, we got another update from USA Fiber north of Ashburn. The company says it has completed its crossing of the Potomac, a key piece of its new Ashburn Express cable system bypassing Washington DC to the north into Maryland along the way to Baltimore. They also announced the sale of 24 miles of conduit along the route to an unnamed Fortune 500 company. They expect to complete the buildout sometime next year.
Out in the southwest, WANRack says it is nearly done with its project in Chino Valley, Arizona. They have been working on an E-Rate network infrastructure buildout for the school district there, bringing 10G connectivity in to replace a legacy system. Chino Valley is a town of some 10,000 people and lies just over 100 miles north of Phoenix along the edges of the Prescott National Forest.
ColocationGuard has increased its footprint in my home turf of New Jersey. They've added some 10,000 square feet of data center space in the 111 Town Square Place building in Jersey City. The space will complement the company's existing Brooklyn data centers and its footholds in London, Singapore, and Hong Kong, bringing its total square footage above the 60,000 square foot mark.
And a little ways north, 1547 Critical Systems Realty has commissioned a new suite at its Orangeburg data center in Rockland County, New York. The 5,000 square foot suite has up to 1MW of power available as well as a sales tax abatement for all new hardware there. The Orangeburg facility was 1547's first project, transforming an existing building into a 232,000 square foot colo facility.