Multiple interesting items from around the sector: interconnection, FTTP, fixed wireless, and quantum networking.
Omaha IX says it has seen a surge of new and upgraded connections this summer. Qwilt has signed on for 100G and Microsoft Community Cache started with 20G, while others including Meta and Akamai have upgraded to larger connections. Omaha IX is hosted within 1623 Farnam, which has been seeing strong growth across its ecosystem lately.
Cityside Fiber is taking its FTTP rollout to some new territory in southern California’s Orange County. They have broken ground on a deployment in Dana Point, following up on their recent effort in Tustin. The two year old service provider expects the new network to be live later this summer.
Earthlink has made an inorganic move into the fixed wireless business. The ISP has announced the acquisition of One Ring Networks, which operates a fixed wireless footprint touching Arizona, California, Georgia, Maryland, and Texas. One Ring’s John Jenkins will take over as President of EarhLink Business Services.
And has the Quantum networking era officially begun? Qubitekk says that the EPB Quantum Network is now accepting customer applications. The network infrastructure is provided by the utility EPB of Chattanooga and leverages the latest quantum networking technologies across 216 dedicated dark fibers across downtown Chattanooga with 9,000 route miles of fiber available for scaling. Speeds up to 25G are available for whatever it is one does with a quantum network connection — something I’m still working on understanding.
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