Here's a quick rundown on some network news from this week:
Windstream's ongoing metro expansion took the company out to Hoosier territory this week. The company has announced an expansion in Indianapolis both via fiber and fixed wireless. The additional coverage will improve their coverage in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesvill, Westfield, and Greenwood and bring more data centers and commercial buildings on-net. In particular, they mentioned the Hamilton Southeastern School District as a customer whose network will benefit.
Unite Private Networks has unveiled a small cell deployment out in Nebraska. The project is in Grand Island, an hour and a half west of Lincoln on I-80, and adds to the company's existing footprint there. The new infrastructure extends through the Fonner Park campus, where they hold the Nebraska State Fair, and will support a major wireless customer's 4G depth in covering events there.
Hammer Fiber has some big plans to take its model to new markets. They have announced a partnership with Go Long Wireless that will combine Hammer's pre-5G triple play offering with the latter's 49-market MVDDS spectrum footprint. Hammer Fiber hopes to replicate its success in Atlantic City in other underserved markets.
Console Connect has unveiled a new interconnection offering. CloudNexus will let enterprises access automated cloud-cloud connections. The first implementations will be between Amazon AWS regions, but others will follow.
And over in Europe, RETN says it has been doing some upgrade work in the Netherlands. They have transformed their PoP at Evoswitch's AMS1 facility into a Super PoP with twice the capacity and room to grow up to 4Tbps. RETN first entered the facility back in 2014 with a DWDM PoP.