Friday Roundup: Windstream, IFN, Lightower, IO, CoreSite

February 24th, 2017 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s a quick roundup of news from the metro and colo spaces:

Windstream’s metro expansion moved on to another market this week. They are planning an expansion of their network in Dallas, Texas, and will be building out fiber initially in the central business district as well as the Design and Medical districts. Then they’ll move on to the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Galleria, and Addison areas. They will also be hooking up the Richardson Telecom Corridor, the Plano/Legacy Business Park area, and the Las Colinas/Irving Business Center. Windstream has been steadily adding to its metro depth in cities beyond its ILEC home turf.

Indiana Fiber Network has added another PoP to its footprint in the heart of its territory. They have built out into the 365 Data Centers facility at 701 West Henry, from which they will offer access to Midwest-IX as well as directly to the other 12 providers already in the same building. IFN has a statewide fiber network that hooks up some 4,000 buildings.

Lightower Fiber Networks has a new service in its portfolio this week. The northeastern/midwestern regional network operator has introduced an optical encryption service. It’s a Layer 1 service that runs at line speeds of 10Gbps-100Gbps and offers FIPS certification, and is powered by Ciena’s WaveLogic Encryption solution.

Cohere Communications is moving into IO’s New Jersey data center in Woodbridge. Cohere is a managed services provider that has a NY metro presence also in both Edison and Parsippany, New Jersey; in Tarrytown up in Westchester County, New York; and at 32 Ave of the Americas in Manhattan.

And CoreSite has plans for another data center in Washington DC itself. They have executed a lease for 25,000 square feet of shell capacity. Construction will start during Q2 and the full amount will be ready sometime during Q4 along with 2MW of power. CoreSite will be spending $20M on the expansion, which will go by the name DC2. Of course, CoreSite is also building out more space over on the other side of Virginia at its Reston campus.

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Categories: Datacenter · Interconnection · Metro fiber · Security

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