CenturyLink, provider of TV, Voice and Internet, has innovated its hybrid cloud strategy by introducing a global private cloud. CenturyLink Private Cloud, provided across 57 data centers in 34 cities worldwide, offers enterprises in need of a private cloud hosted locally a choice of public, private and hybrid cloud computing sources. Although each private cloud is enclosed in a boundary, a federation into the operator’s network of public nodes provides additional resources available in the operator’s public cloud. The identical platform of the private cloud to the public cloud, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), creates easy interchange between the two. This interface makes it simpler to develop and manage hybrid cloud environments. Read More
Zayo Group, LLC, worldwide provider of bandwidth infrastructure services, and Galvanize, a network of urban campuses focused on curriculum for digital and tech entrepreneurs, announced its collaboration to boost Galvanize’s strongly connected human-to-human network by using Zayo’s innovative and advanced multi-Gigabit fiber network. Zayo’s multi-Gigabit network stretches 77,113 route miles on metro and intercity fiber assets, and includes dark fiber, wavelengths, SONET, Ethernet, IP services, and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection. Read More
Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced plans to spin off a portion of its network assets into an independent Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). The assets Windstream plan on spinning out comprise of fiber and copper networks in addition to real estate that will serve as a REIT. Windstream will be leased an initial estimated rent payment of $650 million per year by this REIT.
As the demand for lightning-fast gigabit service rapidly increases, more companies join the race to provide gigabit Internet to cities and businesses nationwide. CenturyLink, a leading provider of Internet, TV and Voice, has already announced its plan to deliver symmetrical broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second to specific locations in 16 cities. Incorporated in the expansion are Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Phoenix, Sioux Falls, Spokane, Tucson, Columbia (MO), Denver, Jefferson City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Omaha, Orlando, Portland, Salt Lake City and Seattle. Read More
Trinidad and Tobago is one of the wealthiest and most developed nations in the Caribbean. It has a reputation for being an excellent investment location with one of the highest growing per capita incomes in all of Latin America, so it is no wonder that Trinidad and Tobago is also experiencing a fiber optic boom. Read More
Wilcon, a Southern California leading provider of data center infrastructure and fiber optic networks, has a unique approach when it comes to attracting customers. While many fiber optic providers use a national or global approach to drawing in customers, Wilcon uses a much more regional approach. Instead of spreading out over multiple locations, Wilcon is focused only on the Southern California market. Read More
While everything may feel like mobile data is the future, fixed broadband will continue to play a vital role. For operators, fixed networks and backhaul networks help accommodate traffic growth, with 45 percent of total mobile data traffic being offloaded onto the fixed networks in 2013, according to Cisco. Read More
Consumers constantly call for higher bandwidth and increased signal rates, making service providers feel like they can never keep up with demand. Due to this, investors are pouring money into technology and equipment research to overcome the challenge. In just a few years, this has lead to improvements such as fiber-to-the-antenna, long-term evolution deployments and up to 400 gigabit Internet connectivity. Read More
In the fiber optic, high-speed world, it seems all everyone wants to talk about is gigabit connectivity. Most often, this means Google Fiber. As the Internet giant expands more and more into being a service provider, cities throughout the country work to lure in the popular company. Read More
With fewer than 10,000 residents and situated more than 120 miles outside of Kansas City is the small city of Chanute, Kansas. With their remote and rural location, city officials realized a fiber-optic network could put Chanute ahead of other similarly sized cities in the mid-west. Read More
Chattanooga might not be the first city one thinks of as a booming technology metropolis, but this Tennessee city has what analysts and city officials’ claim is the first and fastest ultra high-speed broadband connection, according to a recent article in the New York Times. The real shocker behind’s Chattanooga’s high-speed network is that it is also one of the least expensive in the country.
Much of the nation’s fiber-optic network was laid during the 1990s and early 2000s. Demand did not materialize as rapidly as expected, which resulted in billions, possibly trillions of dollars of unused fiber-optic cable buried across America. This fiber graveyard could be buried treasure and many communities are working to resurrect it. Read More