Thursday Bytes: Visionary, Archtop, Hurricane Electric, STACK

December 1st, 2022 by · Leave a Comment

Two regional FTTH updates, one new PoP, and some data center buildout news:

Visionary Broadband has been quietly very busy out in the Rockies. They have committed $100M to FTTH projects in 20 towns and cities: 12 in Wyoming, 7 in Colorado, and 1 in Montana. Some of those buildouts are already in service or close to it, and some are stil under construction. The company has also lined up public funds to assist with fiber buildouts in additional markets.

Archtop Fiber’s plans are getting clearer. Backed by $350M from Post Road Group, the company yesterday said it has plans to extend FTTx services to 500K households and local businesses in upstate New York in a swath from the northeastern corner of Pennsylvania to the western border of Massachusetts. The company has already made organic and inorganic moves along the Hudson River.

Hurricane Electric has opened a new PoP over in West Africa. The buildout takes their global IP backbone into Rack Centre’s data center in Lagos, Nigeria. It’s HE’s first foray into Nigeria and their second PoP in West Africa. Rack Centre’s facility hosts the IXPN exchange and direct connections to 5 subsea cables.

And STACK Infrastructure has officially broken ground on its new hyperscale campus in northern Virginia. The plan starts with a 40-acre site in Prince William County upon which STACK has plans for 100MW of capacity, starting with an initial 36MW facility. They hope to have the first building ready for service in Q1 of 2024.

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