Metro Bytes: Lumos, AiNET, Frontier, Consolidated

July 19th, 2017 by · Leave a Comment

Ok, it’s been a busy month for me so far and I was on the road the first half of this week so there’s lots to catch up on.  Here are a few items from the metro and regional networking side of things:

Lumos Networks has revealed one of the key customers in its recently opened Hampton Roads market.  Dominion Enterprises is using Lumos’s fiber network to supply data center connectivity to two of its locations in the region via multiple high speed Ethernet links.  Lumos finished off its initial buildout into southeastern Virginia last year, and is now actively developing additional opportunities in the area’s bandwidth markets.

AiNET has picked up a key contract in the District of Columbia.  They are supplying dark fiber for the WMATA Metro system, which moves 750,000 people from place to place across the metro area.  The fiber will help WMATA with the propagation of emergency alerts, 911 calls, health and safety bulletins, and the like at gigabit speeds.  We don’t hear as much from AiNet as other infrastructure providers, but they operate a dark fiber network throughout the area as well as four data centers.

Consolidated Communications has added another PoP down in Texas.  They’ve established a presence in Netrality’s facility at the meet me room in 1301 Fannin, a deployment that provides direct fiber access to Consolidate’s own Walker MMR at 811 Louisiana.  Of course Consolidated is going to be pretty busy for the rest of this year integrating its new assets in upper New England courtesy of the Fairpoint acquisition.

And Frontier is moving to upgrade its infrastructure in the state of Connecticut.  Frontier is deploying Coriant gear and software to modernize its infrastructure across the state in the second half of this year.  The project will span more than 100 PoPs, boosting speeds up to 100G and helping them meet demand out at the edge.

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