Regional Roundup: NTT, Great Plains Communications, Empire Access

August 23rd, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

Three network expansions in three regional US markets to catch up with, one on the backbone and two on the FTTx front:

NTT has added a PoP to its network in Denver CO. The new presence at CoreSite’s DE1 facility adds depth to NTT’s footprint in the region, allowing the company’s global IP backbone to better reach service providers and content companies in the Rocky Mountain region. NTT’s global network has long been one of the biggest out there, but surprisingly Denver has not been on their network map until now.

Great Plains Communications is putting some resources to work on the eastern edge of its regional footprint. They will be using some NLC Broadband Grant Program funding to bring FTTx services into more parts of southeastern Indiana. Construction will begin by mid-autumn of this year to bring customers online in Aurora and Vevay as well as to expand the company’s reach into underserved parts of Bartholomew, Decatur, Franklin, and Ripley counties. GPC’s existing depth in the region derives in part from its purchase of ETC three years ago.

And Empire Access continued its march across the southern Tier of upstate New York with an update on its entry in and around Elmira. The regional fiber operator says it is expanding within North Elmira, South Elmira, and the City of Elmira itself. Elmira lies west of Birmingham and to the south of the Finger Lakes region, not far from the Pennsylvanian border. Construction is expected to be completed by October.

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