Happy Valentine's Day all. Here are a few tidbits of infrastructure worth some love:
FirstLight Fiber has added another customer to its rolls in the education vertical. The Pinkerton Academy is using 4Gbps of bandwidth powered by FirstLight's dark fiber to hook up its 170+ acre campus in Derry, New Hampshire. Pinkerton is billed as the largest independent high school in the country, serving 3,200 students.
One of Infomart's longtime customers out in Portland has increased its colo footprint. Opus Interactive has completed a 90kW expansion at the Hillsboro facility in order to continue the 25% growth trajectory it has been on. Opus offers retail colo and cloud hosting to businesses there and also in the markets of Silicon Valley and Dallas.
Telia has revealed an interesting US customer for its IP backbone. The upstart service provider Pilot is using Telia's IP transit services to power its connectivity services to the business community. Pilot hooks up some 1,250 businesses across four markets so far: NYC, DC, Philadelphia, and Boston, and I imagine we'll be hearing more from them this year.
And the Italian provider Open Fiber has launched a 200Gbps wavelength commercial trial between the cities of Rome and Florence. The upgrade from 40Gbps waves is powered by Huawei technology, and will be further scalable to 400Gbps. Open Fiber is part-owned by the energy company Enel.