Packets Down Range #23:Events, new backbone routes, data center fire

Packets Down Range #23:Events, new backbone routes, data center fire

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Data Center News

•Databank starts construction on ATL4. . The colocation facility will feature 200,000 square feet of raised floor space and four megawatts of power.

Don’t let a tree cause an outage for your Data Center.

DartPoints acquires Louisiana provider Venyu. Data center provider DartPoints has acquired Louisiana-based Venyu in a deal that combines two regional specialist. Dallas-based DartPoints will expand its portfolio to 11 data centers and 20 MWs of power across 10 U.S. markets.

•Maxnod data center suffers a catastrophic fire.

Backbone and Fiber news

Arelion turns up new route from Denver to San Francisco.

•Hurricane Electric is now live at Telesmart Telekom Skopje. This is their first POP in the Republic of North Macedonia.

•Cogent completes Sprint Wireline acquisition.

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ISP News
•Many ISPs are feeling the worker shortage.

How connected is your local ISP?

Wi-Fi saps speed. This is one of the top calls I see from ISPs. A customer on a Gig connection calls and says they are only getting 200 meg. Most of the time it is due to them being on Wi-Fi. In dense urban areas, the spectrum is often congested.

Is AT&T FWA taking off?

ISPs are enabling remote work for the disabled.

Tech Topics

•Are you ready to let go of CentOs 7?

Global Traceroute 2.5 is out.

Visit for peering and Interconnection.

•Dynamic MAC learning vs. EVPN? Which is better?

•Sick of poor cellular call quality? Apple may have the answer.

Podcasts & Events
Indiana Regional Network Operators Meeting May 18th

•Illinois has a Virtual Listening session for ISP’s and Businesses. The Illinois Office of Broadband | Broadband Lab is hosting a session to understand how to support equitable access to high-speed internet service and digital skills. This session is part of the State’s effort to gather local input to help shape the plan for the

Big 5G event in Austin

Cambium Roadshow May 17th-18th in Kansas City.

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CHI-NOG 11 is next week

Photo of the Week

This week is a video. Not ISP related but has towers in it.

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