Wednesday Roundup: Everstream, IFN, Digital Realty, Windstream

December 18th, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

A few more items worth noting at midweek:

Everstream has detailed a bit more of its network expansion work back in its home turf in northeastern Ohio. The Midwestern fiber operator says it has added 620 route miles to its network in the Cleveland metro area during 2019. It’s part of a broad $300M investment that Everstream has been making into its infrastructure that has taken them to three new metros (Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Columbus), boosted its route mileage by 30%, and doubled its employee headcount. Cleveland, of course, is perhaps Everstream’s oldest major market, pre-dating the acquisitions that transformed them into a regional fiber power.

Also in the Midwest, Intelligent Fiber Network has itself a new HQ. The Indiana-based fiber provider has shifted to a new building at 722 North High School Road on the west side of Indianapolis, formerly owned by the Wabash Valley Power Alliance. The WVPA recently joined IFN as a member/owner. IFN has been growing quickly over the last couple of years, and raised $13M in capital back in April to help keep up that momentum.

Digital Realty is taking a harder look at its cooling water. With the help of Nalco Water, they hope to “optimize water use through reduction, reuse and recycle projects”. Last year the data center REIT’s facilities used some 1.4B gallons of water, 35% came from reclaimed, non-potable sources. They recently took a step toward using reclaimed water out in Silicon Valley as well, and are looking at other possibilities around the globe.

And Windstream Enterprise has brought in enVista as a strategic retail consulting partner. The combination of enVista’s retail strategy and implementation services and Windstream’s cloud and network services will be targeted at retail outlets in need of an upgrade to their technology operations.

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