Here's a quick look at some network news from this week already:
Lumos Networks has polished off the fiber acquisition it announced back in November. Yesterday they announced the closing of the purchase of Clarity Communications Group, bringing into the fold some 730 route miles of fiber, 75 on-net locations, and an instant entry into the adjacent North Carolina marketplace. Clarity also has expertise in serving military customers, something Lumos hopes it can leverage in its existing territories.
CoreSite revealed today that one of this year's new network launches is leveraging its data centers. PacketFabric, which is focusing on cloud connectivity, is offering connections out of no less than eleven of CoreSite's facilities, including one in Boston, two in each of Los Angeles, New York, and northern Virginia, and four in Silicon Valley. PacketFabric launched in 11 markets and 86 locations
And Level 3 Communications continued to advance the position of its data centers in South America. This week they received ISO 27001 compliance certification for the data centers in Cotia/Sao Paulo and in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The certification was approved after an audit of security controls and such by TUV Rheinland.