Metro Bytes: FirstLight, H5, DE-CIX, Serverfarm, WANRack, Consolidated

November 17th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

A few metro and regional news items to catch up on at midweek:

FirstLight Fiber has picked up some security business in upstate New York. The Hudson City School District, which sits a couple hours north of New York City along the Hudson River, will be using FirstLight's DDoS prevention and mitigation solution. The regional network operator won an E-Rate bid last year for the district, and when the district then experienced DDoS attacks last October the relationship expanded.

DE-CIX and H5 Data Centers are teaming up in New York City. The two will be working together at H5's facility at 325 Hudson, which has been part of DE-CIX's NYC IX footprint for 7+ years, to better address the enterprise colo and connectivity market. The area around 325 Hudson is seeing substantial tech and media investment, with both Google and Disney expanding their presence among others.

Serverfarm is expanding its footprint down in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area. In a facility in Suwanee they purchased in 2017 they are making another 110,000 square feet of space available to the local business community. The existing tenant had only been using a small portion of the total 153,000 square feet of space and 14MW of power, and Serverfarm is looking to modernize and make available other assets like this within its portfolio.

WANRack officially has a new owner. CBRE Caledon Capital Management has officially closed its purchase of the E-Rate fiber specialist. With the potentially deep pockets of new backers in tow, WANRack will now lock to accelerate its expansion plans both with E-Rate and commercial fiber opportunities.

And Consolidated has launched a new consumer fiber brand. Fidium Fiber will offer $70/month 1Gbps symmetric bandwidth with whole-home mesh WiFi. The newly branded FTTH offering will be expanded across its footprint, starting with Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont -- the former Fairpoint footprint of course.

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Categories: Datacenter · FTTH · Mergers and Acquisitions · Metro fiber

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