What $65 Billion for “Broadband for All” Means to the Telecommunications Industry

January 28th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Carrie David, Government Programs Director for FiberLight LLC

Last month, the United States passed a historic $1 trillion infrastructure bill that guarantees $65 billion in funding to improve broadband access for rural areas, low-income families and tribal communities. The passage of this bill generated a lot of excitement in the telecommunications industry and the media widely covered the news – comparing this funding to the New Deal that brought electricity to rural areas in the 1930s. But what makes this news so significant? Who does this funding truly [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: DE-CIX, Lightstorm, Digital Realty, BAI, BT

January 27th, 2022
 

Some interconnection in India, a data center launch in South Korea, and some colo support for London’s Underground: [Read more →]

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Harbor Link Kicks Off Maryland Conduit Build

January 27th, 2022
 

The MidAtlantic may soon have another connectivity option. Harbor Link announced yesterday that it has broken ground on new infrastructure connecting Baltimore with northern Virginia. The company hopes to make dark fiber more easily available in the region. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: FirstLight, Ciena, LightRiver, Nokia, GlobalConnect, STL, ADTRAN, ADVA

January 26th, 2022
 

Four items from the vendor community – two deployments, one trial, and one bit of M&A news: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Vodafone, ETIX Everywhere, American Broadband

January 25th, 2022
 

A few M&A rumors from Europe, a new data center campus in southeast Asia, and some FTTH on the US Gulf Coast: [Read more →]

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Soda Takes On Australian Infrastructure

January 25th, 2022
 

Bevan Slattery has launched yet another new venture aimed at digital infrastructure. Yesterday the Australian entrepreneur unveiled Soda, a new vehicle for powering the various projects he is backing across Australia. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: OneWeb’s Eric Gillenwater Talks LEO Satellite Connectivity

January 24th, 2022
 

One area of the telecom and internet infrastructure space I don’t talk about as much as I could is that of the satellite operators.  However, big things are afoot in orbit these days, and one of the companies busy up there right now is OneWeb.  OneWeb got new owners and funding last winter, and is closing in the completion of its LEO satellite constellation.  With us today to take a closer look is Eric Gillenwater, VP and Business Head of Global Carrier and Enterprise at OneWeb.   Prior to joining the company a year ago, Eric looked after Bharti Airtel’s American and European businesses. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: TOWARDEX, Hurricane Electric, Maincubes, CoreSite, Zenlayer, SES

January 21st, 2022
 

Some new fiber/conduit, a new PoP, a partnership, and some connectivity restored. [Read more →]

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USDA Tasks Lumen

January 20th, 2022
 

Lumen Technologies revealed today that it has picked up a rather major federal contract. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded the company a $1.2B task order aimed at modernizing the agency’s IT services both in the US and beyond. [Read more →]

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DataBank Buys Four From CyrusOne

January 20th, 2022
 

A significant amount of data centers will be changing hands down in Texas. Yesterday DataBank made another inorganic move and agreed to purchase four facilities in the Houston metro area from CyrusOne. [Read more →]

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Arelion is Born

January 19th, 2022
 

We have a new brand to remember in the world of internet backbones. Telia Carrier has unveiled its new name to be Arelion, putting the cap on its transition from its 30 year run as the international arm of Telia into a fully independent network operator. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Prime, T5, MCFI, Vyve, Fidium

January 19th, 2022
 

Three data center projects and two FTTx expansions: [Read more →]

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Network Roundup: Uniti, Zayo, Internet2, GTT

January 19th, 2022
 

Lots of news out this week to catch up with.  Here are a few quick-takes on the network side of things: [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Equinix, Nokia, Colt, Console, EXA

January 18th, 2022
 

From around the world today: a new data center project, a new backbone deployment, an interconnection, and some brand new fiber: [Read more →]

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Tonga’s Cables Damaged By Volcanic Explosion

January 18th, 2022
 

As you’ve probably heard, an undersea volcano in the Pacific near the island of Tonga exploded over the weekend, the largest such event in at least a generation or so. But you didn’t hear it from Tonga, because that explosion took out the island’s subsea communications links. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Consolidated Communications’ Erik Garr On FTTH

January 17th, 2022
 

During 2021 we have seen many providers, large and small, invest in their FTTH networks across the country.  Consolidated Communications has been planning for this for a while now, and this year really began to bring homes on-net.  With us today to talk about Consolidated’s plans and progress is Erik Garr, who joined the company this year as President of the Consumer-Small Business unit.  Erik previously led Google Fiber’s business on the East Coast, and while at the FCC co-wrote the National Broadband Plan. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Ciena, GTT, AFR-IX, STACK

January 14th, 2022
 

Two network upgrades, some SD-WAN, a new subsea cable project, and a data center campus: [Read more →]

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A Glimpse into 2022: 5G and AR in Telecommunication

January 14th, 2022
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Nick Cherukuri, CEO of ThirdEye

Telecommunications is at the core of many industries, such as construction, healthcare and marketing. For these industries, telecom services are essential to getting the job done correctly and on time. Connecting with clients, customers and partners in this increasingly digital environment would not be possible without leading telecom providers. Because of this, it is important that telecom organizations continue to propel [Read more →]

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Zayo Makes a Deal for QOS Networks

January 13th, 2022
 

Zayo returned to the M&A trail yesterday with an inorganic move. The Boulder-based fiber operator has announced the acquisition of QOS Networks, strengthening the company’s edge network and SD-WAN capabilities. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Windstream, Proximity, Avelcom, Veea, Breezeline

January 12th, 2022
 

A couple edge moves, a couple of deployments, and a rebranding to note at midweek: [Read more →]

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ColoHouse Buys Steadfast

January 12th, 2022
 

A bit of interesting data center M&A activity took place yesterday out in the Midwest. ColoHouse has announced the acquisition of Steadfast, which specializes in cloud, bare metal, and data center services. It’s the company’s fifth deal in the past year. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: Colt DCS, Bulk, Mavenir, BAI, Nokia

January 11th, 2022
 

Some data center expansion plans plus three contract wins from around the world: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Andy Shields on Rosenberger OSI’s US Expansion

January 10th, 2022
 

The data center industry continues to grow rapidly, and the many ecosystem partners that make it all happen have plenty of opportunities to follow up on.  One of those companies is Rosenberger Optical Solutions & Infrastructure (Rosenberger OSI), a fixture in the European data center landscape that is looking to replicate its success in North America.  Rosenberger OSI’s specialty is fiber optic structured cabling applications.  With us today to tell us how Rosenberger OSI is approaching its expansion plans is Andy Shields, VP of Data Center Solutions. [Read more →]

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