Network Bytes: Hibernia, UPN, DuPont Fabros, NJFX

October 27th, 2016 by · Leave a Comment

Two Canadian expansions by US-based companies, some new Texas fiber, and some more connectivity for the Jersey Shore:

Hibernia Networks has expanded its network presence in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, the province US citizens are least likely to be able to name on a pop quiz. They have expanded their PoP at Fibre Centre in the city of Moncton, offering a selection of optical, Ethernet, and IP transit to the data center's customers. Canadian customers will be able to hook up from there straight across the Atlantic via Hibernia's new low latency Express cable system, which lands in neighboring Nova Scotia on its way to the US east coast.

Unite Private Networks is expanding its metro reach in the Dallas metro area. They have revealed plans to extend their fiber network throughout the city of Frisco, including Network and Internet Blvd, Frisco Roughriders Stadium, and the Baylor Family Medical area. UPN is looking to tap into the economic growth Frisco has been seeing in recent years.

DuPont Fabros is taking aim at a new market up north in Canada. They have purchased the land and building that used to belong to the Toronto Star newspaper in Vaughan, Ontario for CAD$54.25M. They will be transforming it into their first data center in the Toronto metro, TOR1, which will have as much as 46MW at its disposal when fully built out. Phase 1 will be ready in Q3 of next year with 125,000 square feet of space and 24MW of power.

And NJFX has some more fiber connectivity to report. Lightower Fiber Networks has completed a buildout into the company's newly completed data center down in Wall, NJ next to Tata's Landing station there. Lightower will be able to offer transport and data services direct from the New Jersey coast not just back to New York but also direct to Ashburn and Chicago.

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