Lumos Networks has been making progress in extending its fiber network to data center locations and its recent deployment to Expedient's data center in Pittsburgh's Allegheny Center Mall (ACM) is evidence of that trend. The service provider now has 29 data centers connected to its fiber network and five in Pittsburgh alone.
Connecticut's plan to build a statewide Gigabit-capable fiber network has brought a consortium of 46 of the state's municipalities, representing nearly 50 percent of its population, to participate.
RCN Business has made another move to advance its presence in the New York City market by bringing its business services to 450-460 Park Avenue in Manhattan.
Lightower Fiber has completed the 1,100-mile expansion of its fiber network throughout Virginia and the Washington, D.C., metro region, deepening its presence in the Mid-Atlantic area.
Some San Francisco city managers see fiber as a key asset for the city, and are considering a proposal that would require workers to install fiber when conducting other road work. Specifically, the proposal would require the city's Department of Technology to install conduit for fiber cable whenever a trench is being dug for electrical or sewer work, reports the San Francisco Examiner.
Integra is making more use out of its 100G network migration by offering customers dedicated Express Routes for its optical wavelength service line.
Herb Hribar, CEO of eircom, has told the company's board of directors he will not seek to renew his contract and will leave the company. The announcement comes after the Ireland-based company abandoned plans for an initial public offering.
Lightower Fiber Networks continues to make progress with its network expansion effort, announcing that it extended its fiber footprint throughout downtown Philadelphia.
Ireland's eircom has reached a major milestone in its next-gen broadband rollout program, announcing that it has passed 1 million premises with its fiber network.
Geo Networks, which is now part of Zayo, has reached a deal to acquire the assets of the failed Digital Region broadband network in South Yorkshire, England, reports The Star.