A bit of blockchain, two FTTH expansions, and a subsea cable.
Syntropy has lined up an interesting customer for its global relay network. The sports betting and gaming giant, Entain, will be using their blockchain-enabled networking technology to reduce latency and enhance its future expansion into the metaverse. If you’re wondering what exactly that means, we had Syntropy’s Bill Norton here for an Industry Spotlight on the topic last summer.
Horizon has picked up two grants from the state of Ohio. The Midwestern fiber operator has been awarded $30M or so to bring fiber to consumers in underserved regions of the state, with one project in Fayette County, and the other touching Fayette, Highland, and Ross counties. The area lies between Columbus and Cincinnati, and is now another of Horizon’s FTTH projects around the state.
123NET is expanding its FTTH scope into another part of Michigan. The service provider said last week that it will roll out service in Detroit’s University District, a neighborhood adjacent to the University of Detroit Mercy. 123NET will bring 10G-capable connectivity to consumers in the area, following a successful pilot program in Farmington Hills a bit to the west.
And Prysmian Group says it has been chosen to deliver two subsea cables up in the state of Alaska. The contract was awarded by Alaska Power & Telephone Company and will connect the capital Juneau with Prince of Wales Island, one of the bigger islands in the Alexander Archipelago. It’s a 214-mile route that will enable broadband speeds to residents of Kasaan and Coffman Cove for the first time. The cable is expected to be delivered in Q3 and ready for service around the end of the year.
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