Here's some quick catchup on some other news from yesterday that I didn't get to:
Windstream's metro fiber expansion arrived in another major city this week. The Detroit metro area is the company's latest target as part of its ongoing push to add on-net data centers and commercial buildings to its fiber network. eVantage Services, part of Troy-based Orlans PC, will be among the first direct beneficiaries of the additional fiber. Windstream has been going from city to city over the past several quarters, adding metro depth.
Avelacom has launched a new PoP and added a low latency route to its portfolio. They have connected their London PoP in Interxion's facility to a new location in Istanbul, allowing direct access to Borsa Istanbul with a roundtrip latency on the route is 40.66ms. Avelacom has been working on its east-west routes across Europe, shaving time off its path from London to Moscow over the winter for example.
Console continued to add options to its interconnection portfolio this week. They've integrated with Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, and can thus offer more direct connectivity to Microsoft Cloud. The integration enables secure interconnection between any of Console's 170 PoPs worldwide and the Azure locations in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Ashburn, Chicago, Dallas, Toronto, and London.