Three bits of metro and regional network news from down south, and one from the Great Lakes:
Comcast will be powering the bandwidth needs of the Atlanta Hawks. They will be providing and managing the NBA team's enterprise WiFi at the newly renovated State Farm Arena. The number access points has been doubled and speeds should be 10x faster overall. The Hawks will use those speeds to improve the fan experience and streamline their own internal operations.
Southern Telecom has a new partner down in Georgia. GigSouth will be leasing metro and backbone fiber from STI as part an effort to grow into and within rural markets near Atlanta. GigSouth specializes in a Hybrid Fiber-Wireless architectures, and will use the dark fiber to meet growing bandwidth demand.
365 Data Centers has some big upgrade plans in southeastern Florida. They will be boosting network capacity and redundancy to and within Miami, Boca Raton, and Fort Lauderdale while reducing latency and adding more intelligence to the network. They entered the region with the Host.net purchase, gaining not just data centers but network as well.
And 123Net put out an update on its ongoing metro and regional network expansion up in Michigan. They have grown their on-net building list to 760 since June, a number they plan to boost above 1,000 over the next two years. The company says lately it has been turning up 3-4 custers a day, and has added 84 new circuits over the last two months.
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