Thursday Roundup: DataBank, 1623 Farnam, MetTel, Ritter, Bluebird

March 10th, 2022 by · Leave a Comment

From around the US this week come a couple of expansion moves, a couple of federal grants, and a green commitment:

DataBank is putting some resources to work out in Nevada. The national data center operator has revealed plans to add 10,000 square feet of space to its Las Vegas data center while boosting its power feed by another 1.6MW. DataBank’s LAS1 derives from its purchase of zColo from Zayo, who originally expanded into the city back in 2012

1623 Farnam has a new network tenant out in Nebraska. The private network operator Subspace has added a PoP at the Omaha facility, joining the growing ecosystem there. 1623 Farnam tenants will have access to Subspace’s optimized connectivity and CDN capabilities.

MetTel has won an interesting federal contract. The US Marine Corps Recruiting Command has selected MetTel for national IP network service. The upgrade project covers IP voice and WiFi across some 1,500 locations and is worth up to $58M with all available options.

Ritter Communications has picked up some government funds for rural broadband from the Arkansas Rural Connect program. They have been awarded eight grants totaling $44M for building out rural broadband access across four Arkansas counties. That adds on to $23M the company had already been awarded under the program.

And Bluebird has made a green move. The Midwestern infrastructure operator has publicly committed to net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. They are taking a multi-pronged approach to the problem in addition to giving themselves a good 18 years or so to get there.

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Categories: Datacenter · Energy · Federal contracts · Managed Services

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