Four bits of expansion news: one subsea cable, two new PoPs, and a new data center:
Netrality Data Centers has bought a new location for development out in Kansas. The data center and interconnection provider has acquired 7801 Nieman Road in Shawnee, Kansas. The 172,000 square foot facility is 10 miles from their existing 1102 Grand facility. Renovation and buildout plans aim to build out 2MW of capacity with another 3MW planned for phase 2. The Shawnee City Council has approved the issuance of $56.2M in federally taxable bonds to help fund the project.
Crosslake Fibre’s new cable across the English Channel is now Ready For Service. Yesterday the company officially completed the 96-fiber-pair cable stretches 550km between Equinix’s Slough LD4 and Paris PAR3 facilities, 149km of which goes under the water. They are offering both dark fiber and lit services via Ciena gear.
Windstream Wholesale is expanding the edge reach of its ICON network out in the desert Southwest. They are connecting up to EdgeConneX’s data center in Tempe, Arizona, with the new connection due to come online next month. They are extending their reach from their existing PoP at 1710 East Grant in Phoenix, gaining access to the 30 existing clients in EdgeConneX’s facility.
And I missed it last week, but Zayo says it is investing in its footprint out in the state of Washington. The project includes a both greater depth in the Seattle/Tacoma metro area and 400G wavelength deployment between Seattle and Spokane by June 2022. Zayo is also rolling out its Shielded Internet Access offering in the area, combining its DIA, cloud connectivity, and security offerings under one umbrella.
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