Three regional expansion moves and a new regional fiber player in the Midwest:
Arelion added a bit more depth over in Germany this week. The former Telia Carrier has provisioned a new point of presence in Munich at the EMC Home of Data facility. EMC Home of Data also had a name change recently, having re-branded from EMC HostCo in April. As for Munich, the Bavarian capital always seems to get less infrastructure love than Berlin or Frankfurt, but that has been shifting of late.
Everstream says its expansion in the Columbus OH metro area has, well, expanded. The midwestern fiber builder and operator says it is on pace to quadruple its originally planned investment in the region in response to demand, reaching 1,350 route miles in the region by the end of 2022. That will also bring their total investment in this area to above $100M.
Proximity Data Centres has a new network tenant over in Nottingham, England. Quickline Communications has taken space at the 33,000-square-foot edge colo facility to support its efforts to reach into more rural parts of the UK. The Yorkshire-based ISP leverages a combination of fiber and fixed wireless.
And the state of Indiana has its second new statewide fiber alternative of the month. Accord Telecommunications Collaborative was formed this week by a consortium of electric and telephone cooperatives. Accord’s members operate 20K route miles of fiber serving 300K homes in the state. This follows closely on the launch of Hoosier Net two weeks ago, built from a presumably different set of independent operators. Hoosier Net was more the independent telcos, and Accord is more the rural electric utilities with fiber networks.
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