A bit of everything to keep an eye on for this Tuesday roundup:
Consolidated Communications is investing in some new fiber infrastructure. The Midwestern network operator has expanded its network in the Kansas City metro area, building out across the Missouri River and into North Kansas City. The expansion puts more than 700 businesses within pre-qualified range of Consolidated's network.
CyrusOne is putting more money to work in northern Virginia. The data center REIT has bought some new land and a freshly built powered shell in Sterling. They expect to have the first phase of the new facility on the property ready in the first quarter of 2019. When fully built out, a total capacity of 33MW envisioned -- which will bring their regional total to 160MW.
Also last week, Colt Technology Services has added another cloud destination to its IQ Network. They are now providing direct links to the IBM Cloud from the company's 850 on-net data center and 26,000 building global footprint.
And CenturyLink lined up some federal contract potential yesterday. They received authority to operate under the GAO Alliant 2 acquisition contract. The Alliant 2 GWAC runs through June 30 2023 with another five year optional period, and focuses on IT services and solutions like cloud computing virtual networking, big data, AI, and cybersecurity.