Tuesday Bytes: UPN, Dakota Carrier, Towerstream

August 22nd, 2017 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s some regional network news that’s worth a look to start this week:

Unite Private Networks helped out the Homestead National Monument of America out in Beatrice, Nebraska yesterday.  The location, which lies about 100 miles southwest of Omaha, was one of the top 10 places to view yesterday’s eclipse and was hosting Bill Nye the Science Guy and various news outlets, a combined load that required rather more bandwidth than usual out of the city.

Dakota Carrier Network is preparing to boost its colo footprint.  The regional network operator is planning to build a new 14,000 square foot facility in Fargo, North Dakota for an investment of about $5M.  The facility will be 5x the size of DCN’s existing Fargo facility, and will be built to withstand an F4 tornado.

And Towerstream has unveiled a new wholesale division.  The fixed wireless alternative provider is looking to provide last mile connections to carriers across 12 major markets.  Towerstream has 145 PoPs on top of multi-tenant buildings from which it offers 10Mbps-10Gbps connections and a 25-day or less installation time.

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