Metro Bytes: FirstLight, FiberLight, Zayo

October 25th, 2016 by · Leave a Comment

Here are three metro and regional fiber news items to review:

In New England, FirstLight Fiber continued to find success in New Hampshire and western Maine.  They have added White Mountain Oil & Propane to their customer list and will be providing internet connectivity to the energy retailer's North Conway and Lincoln offices.  White Mountain Oil will be moving up from legacy connectivity, greatly increasing its connection speeds and eliminating the potential connectivity interruptions they ran into last year.  FirstLight is awaiting closure of the Sovernet and Oxford Networks deals by its owner, Oak Hill Capital Partners, which after integration will expand FirstLight's reach both deeper into Maine and across the rest of New York State.

Atlanta-based FiberLight is looking to let more people know what they're willing to bring on-net.  They've released a near-net building list detailing some 4,500 buildings across the company's footprint and the pricing for potential connectivity.  It's all accessible via Connected2Fiber's application.  The company also recently added wavelength connectivity between its regional and metro networks, connecting everything up.

And Zayo picked up an interesting enterprise contract over in the UK.  An unnamed multinational bank has selected their UK national network for a multi-point wavelength network that will become the bank's core backbone.  With 10 diverse routes of up to 40G waves hooking up the company's headquarters, key locations, and data centers, it's a pretty substantial enterprise deal for them, and is powered at least in part via the fiber they added to their portfolio in the Geo acquisition.

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