Three expansions and an upgrade across multiple US markets to catch up with:
Unite Private Networks is moving into Rockford, Illinois. The Kansas City-based fiber operator says it will be building out 80+ route miles of new infrastructure into the city. Rockford straddles the Rock River about 85 miles west by northwest of downtown Chicago and boasts a population of about 145K within its limits and 350k if you count the surrounding area. The expansion will fit right in with UPN’s footprint across the region.
Windstream Wholesale’s Federal division is expanding the reach of its Intellligent Converged Optical Network within the US Military marketplace. The provider is building new fiber connections into several new military installations, including Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, the Defense Logistics Agency in Columbus OH, and the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The buildout will enable Windstream Wholesale Federal to bid for more federal dollars and increase the options available to government agencies.
H5 Data Centers has a new tenant up in the Pacific Northwest. Ziply Fiber has extended its network into H5’s facilities in both Seattle and Quincy. Ziply acquired Frontier’s northwestern operations a year and a half ago and has been aggressively investing in its fiber infrastructure throughout the region. H5 operates 480,000 square feet of space at its Quincy campus, and 293,000 square feet in Seattle a few blocks from the Westin building.
And Ribbon is helping Dakota Central to upgrade its broadband network. Dakota Central is looking to increase capacity and prepare for 5G backhaul demand across its three-county footprint in North Dakota. The upgrade will leverage both Ribbon’s Apollo optical gear and its Neptune IP solutions to scale up to 200G. The deal is an expansion of an existing relationship.
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