Thursday Roundup: GPC, Comcast Biz, FirstLight, Flexential, BandwithIG, EdgeCore

June 15th, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

A bunch of items from the metro and regional side of things, plus one DCI solution rollout:

Great Plains Communications is taking more of its regional intercity network to higher speeds. They are extending their 400G reach to include two new routes: Omaha-Minneapolis/St.Paul and Omaha-Chicago. In Omaha the endpoint is 1623 Farnam, in Minnesota it is 511 11th Ave, and in Chicago it is the everpresent 350 Cermak.

Comcast Business picked up some regional restaurant connectivity out in California. They are providing a combination of internet and cellular backup for Uchiwa Ramen, which operates locations in both San Rafael and Emeryville. These days restaurants’ POS systems are increasingly dependent on good, reliable bandwidth.

FirstLight has lined up a new Chief Financial Officer. They have appointed industry veteran Peter Zarella to the role, joining recently hired CEO Jason Campbell who is clearly assembling his own team. Zarella succeeds Sean Socha in the role, while Socha sill shift over to a different role in financial planning and business analytics.

Flexential has enhanced its interconnection options with a new layer 3 VPN multiservice option. The rollout complements the 100G backbone and their other DCI options in order to round out their interconnection options. Flexential operates 39 facilities across 19 markets.

Bandwidth IG will be extending its network into another data center campus in the San Francisco Bay area. They have signed an agreement with EdgeCore to connect the Santa Clara campus via five distinct points of connection. Bandwidth IG’s regional metro footprint now spans some 200 route miles from San Jose to Milpitas.

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