Four items of metro and regional infrastructure news from midweek, three customer wins and one M&A closing:
United Fiber & Data has sold a bundle of dark fiber in the NY/NJ metro area. An unnamed global data center and colo provider has picked UF&D's infrastructure to hook up data centers in NYC, Secaucus, and Newark. The deal is for 25 fiber pairs on the metro footprint UFD built in the area on the northern end of its recently completed longhaul route to Ashburn.
Great Plains Communications has completed its acquisition of St. Louis-based InterCarrier Networks. The deal gives the Nebraska-based telecommunications provider new and unique routes into Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Kentucky. Great Plains Communications has been on the hunt for expansion opportunities since Grain Management invested in the company last October.
DC BLOX has picked up a new customer down in Alabama. The southeastern data center provider will providing colo, network, and cloud services to Torch Technologies out of its Huntsville and Birmingham facilities. Torch is a government contractor specializing in R&D and engineering services, and will use the infrastructure to fulfill those contracts.
And down in Brazil, CenturyLink has picked up some data center business. Agência Moderna Tecnologia will be using their infrastructure to power its cloud services. AMT recently won a deal with Sankhya for which it will need to expand its capabilities in Rio de Janeiro.
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