Friday Metro Roundup: DC BLOX, UPN, Crosslake, EdgeConneX

May 7th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

Four interesting metro buildouts in four US markets to catch up on before going home for the weekend:

DC BLOX has plans to expand in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. They have acquired a plot of land in High Point, upon which they will be constructing a Tier III data center. The move will complement DC BLOX's presence in the nearby markets of Atlanta, Nashville, and of course Charlotte. DC BLOX will use the facility to meet the cloud connectivity needs of businesses in the Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and High Point metro areas.

Unite Private Networks is providing fiber connectivity to the Lauridsen Skatepark, a newly built facility in Des Moines, Iowa. While a skatepark isn't the sort of sporting venue we hear about too often when it comes to communications infrastructure, the Lauridsen Skatepark will host The Dew Tour's Olympic Qualifying Event this year. UPN has built out a significant fiber presence in central Iowa.

Crosslake has established a foothold out in Chicago. They have built out an on-ramp location at 350 E. Cermak, the city's premier interconnectivity hub. The move expands Crosslake's Velocity Trading Network Platform to a third leg, complementing their core connectivity offers between trading destinations in Toronto and New York/New Jersey.

And Telia Carrier has added some California depth. They have moved into EdgeConneX's edge facility in San Diego, from which they will serve enterprises in need of high capacity backbone access. Telia Carrier has a presence in multiple EdgeConneX facilities, a relationship that will likely lead to similar expansions in the future.

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Categories: Datacenter · Internet Backbones · Metro fiber

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