Wednesday Bytes: Green Mountain, HE, Arvig, Bandwidth IG

December 21st, 2022 by · Leave a Comment

A new data center, a new PoP, some state fiber funding, and a new CEO:

The Norwegian infrastructure provider Green Mountain has completed its latest data center expansion at its Enebakk campus outside of Oslo. The new 13.5MW data center is a 10,000 square meter, 3-story building, and of course much of it is already leased. The site has room for significant expansion, with a total potential buildout of 75,000 square meters and 93 MW of power. CTS Nordics was the design & build contractor for the project.

Hurricane Electric continues to expand its infrastructure down in Brazil. This week they announced a fourth PoP in Fortaleza, the key node in the northern part of the country that hosts various subsea cable landings and has seen a growing amount of international infrastructure investment. The new PoP is located at 333 Rua Raimundo Esteves, and is operated by GlobeNet.

Arvig has picked up six grants from the state of Minnesota to build out fiber across five of the state’s counties. The awards total $8.7M and will go toward middle and last mile infrastructure in Anoka, Otter Tail, Redwood, Sherburn, and Stearns counties. It is all part of Minnesota’s Border-to-Border Broadband program, and will improve service to 1,413 unserved and 3212 underserved structures.

Bandwidth IG has a new CEO. The California-based metro dark fiber builder has appointed Bruce Garrison to the top role, from which he will oversee both operations and strategic direction. Bandwidth IG expects to add another 100 route miles to its network in the year ahead. He takes over from Jim Nolte, who we had here for a spotlight last November. Prior to his new gig, Garrison was CEO over at Kansas Fiber Network.

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Categories: Datacenter · Federal contracts · Fiber Networks · Internet Backbones · Metro fiber

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