Zayo has upgraded its Ethernet backbone from 10G to 100G, a move that it says will support the growing bandwidth needs of its retail and wholesale service provider customers.
Verizon and Sprint's ongoing move to small cells could provide a potential wireless backhaul windfall to Lumos Networks, a telco that's been aggressively expanding its fiber network in Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Dark fiber may be the latest fashion statement in the wholesale provider market, but to Southern Light, the service is something it based its initial business case on when it founded the company.
Zayo is on the network expansion path again, announcing that it plans to extend its long haul dark fiber network between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Upon completion, this latest expansion will add over 800 route miles to its long-haul network which already spans more than 19,000 route miles.
Zayo Group has promoted two of its key executives, Matthew Erickson and Chris Morley, as COOs of their respective Physical Infrastructure and Cloud and Connectivity business units.
While incumbent telcos and some competitors have shied away from providing dark fiber for wireless backhaul, a Zayo executive sees interest and adoption of dark fiber continuing to ramp.
Electric Lightwave, Integra's wholesale and large business services arm, is serving up a new 100G managed optical Spectrum service that it says will serve as an alternative to a wholly-owned dark fiber solution.
EarthLink struggled with wholesale business revenue in the first quarter, but it is finding growing interest in its dark fiber services.
Birch Communications continues to make progress with its aggressive fiber buildout strategy, extending its facilities into an additional 46 buildings in four major U.S. markets.
Zayo is on the building path again with plans to extend its long-haul fiber network between Phoenix and Dallas, an initiative that will add more than 1,200 route miles to its 16,000 route mile network.