A few expansion projects from late last week as we get rolling this Monday morning:
MBC has expanded its reach into the Pixel Factory Data Center down in Ashland VA. The new on-net location north of Richmond enables MBC’s customers with improved interconnection and transit options, including direct access to DE-CIX. MBC operates a regional fiber footprint in southern Virginia that spans some 2000 route miles today.
First Electric Cooperative has been busy rolling out fiber in central and southeastern Arkansas. With the help of DZS and Irby Utilities, the electric utility’s fiber subsidiary Connect2First have rolled out some 2,500 miles of a planned 7,000+ mile buildout in an 18 county region of the state. The project puts $17.9M in RDOF funds to work to hook up customers in an underserved region. First Electric wants to reach some 99,000 member accounts as well as all of its own substations.
Africa Data Centres has moved into a third country. The division of Cassava Technologies Group is building a 30MW facility in Accra, the capital of Ghana. The new space will be marketed toward hyperscalers looking to expand their footprint in the region. Africa Data Centres operates locations in Nigeria and Togo today, with plans to invest some $500M in infrastructure across the continent.
And iM Critical has unveiled a new location down in Miami. They have 60,000 square feet and 5MW of colo now available in the heart of Miami. It features on-site renewable energy options and easy access to the subsea cables connecting Florida with destinations in Latin America. It’s the company’s second launch this year, following a modular facility out in Pittsburgh PA.
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