Metro Bytes: FirstLight, Fusion, eX2, FiberLight

October 4th, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

Two contracts, one p3 buildout, and the closing of some consolidation:

FirstLight Fiber has won some business in another corner of the upstate New York this week. The northeastern fiber provider will be providing Alfred State College with WAN services, further upgrading its relationship with the college. Alfred now uses multiple gigabits from Firstlight at its main campus as well as dark fiber to its location in Wellsville. FirstLight's fiber in the region came either from the acquisitions of Finger Lakes Technology Group and Sovernet/ION.

Fusion has won a contract with an unnamed "major provider of OTC pharmaceutical and healthcare products". Fusion's UCaaS, SD-WAN, and security solutions will replace the manufacturer's legacy communications network and applications. It's a $1.1M deal spanning three years. Fusion became a significant player earlier this year when it merged with Birch.

Atlanta will soon have some new metro fiber options available to it. eX<sup>2</sup> Technology announced a public-private partnership with Atlanta BeltLine. The two will deploy conduit and fiber along an abandoned railroad corridor stretching some 22-miles and encircling downtown Atlanta. Once it is in place, eX<sup>2</sup> will maintain and manage the asset while acting as leasing agent to networks in need of duct, dark fiber, and wireless capacity.

And finally, one of last winter's less publicized consolidation events finally came to fruition. Atlantic Broadband has closed its deal for FiberLight's South Florida network. The cable MSO is now the proud owner of 350 more route miles along the Atlantic coast from Miami to North Palm Beach, doubling its existing footprint.

Categories: Mergers and Acquisitions · Metro fiber · Unified Communications

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