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Packets Down Range #12: Arista, Nanog, Frontier

2023 is here and in full swing. One of the biggest things to remember years ago was to remember to write the new year when you dated checks. How times have changed. Those few checks that are written are automated these days. I know there are checkwriters out there, but that practice is slowly dwindling.

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Data Center & Cloud News

Top 10 Data Center Stories of 2022 according to Datacenterfrontier.com

Interconnection News
Everstream has an updated map of its network.

Nanog 87 is coming to Atlanta.


Visit www.fd-ix.com for peering and Internconnection.

ISP News
England has Mandated all new homes must have gigabit Internet Available. Do you think this is overreach or on target?

AT&T goes into cost-cutting mode. Pascal Desroches, CFO at AT&T, laid out the company’s financial strategy very clearly at yesterday’s Citi 2023 Communications, Media & Entertainment Conference. He said the playbook “is very boring but very important: drive earnings growth, pay an attractive dividend and strengthen our balance sheet.”

Frontier sets record in Q4 2022. Frontier (NASDAQ: FYBR) reported that it added 75,000 fiber broadband customers in the fourth quarter of 2022, a new record for the company.

Wisper Internet Celebrates 20 years.

•The FCC extends comments on the new broadband labels. After adopting rules for broadband labels late last year, the FCC is now extending the comment window on its further notice of proposed rulemaking for the labels until March 16, 2023.


Podcasts & Blogs

Preseem S1 Episode 4 is now out.

Network Break 412 from PacketPushers


Other Industry News

•We have mentioned WIFI7 in the past. EnGenius is talking more about its strategy.

Arista has posted some validated configurations for their products. More manufacturers should do this in a similar manner.

411 is being sunsetted for many. This is not surprising. Texting and data have surpassed phone calls for gaining information.

Google Stadia is set to shut down on January 18th.

FastnetMon has an article on BGP communities

A cool video on installing ducts and vaults.

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Packets Down Range #9:Lumen, Cloud, 800GB switches. Sponsors needed

Welcome to issue #9 of Packets Down Range. I am a little behind because a deer decided to jump in front of my car on a recent trip to Texas. There wasn’t much damage, but almost all the airbags were deployed, which caused the car to be a total loss. As a result, I am behind and need those sponsorships. :-). Submit any news here.

Data Center & Cloud News

Comcast expands to H5 Albuquerque

The big cloud names score a combined $9 Billion dollar deal with the Pentagon. The Pentagon said Wednesday that AmazonGoogleMicrosoft and Oracle received a cloud-computing contract that can reach as high as $9 billion total through 2028.

Andrew Power named new CEO of Digital Realty.

•As reported earlier on this blog, Netrality finished the acquisition of the operations of 733 Henry in Indianapolis.


Interconnection & Peering

Lumen looks to add 6 million miles of new fiber by 2026. Lumen’s work will focus on its backbone network rather than its metro or residential assets. CTO Andrew Dugan told Fierce its newly announced target is part of a nationwide upgrade project Lumen has been chipping away at for the past five years or so.

INEX reaches the 1TB of traffic mark.


ISP News
•Great Plains expands Nebraska fiber footprint

Bluebird acquires Missouri Telecom’s Middle mile network assets. This strategic acquisition of MTI’s network assets will expand and strengthen Bluebird’s existing fiber network throughout Southwest Missouri and is part of the company’s overall growth strategy across the Midwestern United States. 

•Do you have your 6GHz OET experimental license? Cambium talks about their ePMP 4600. In the article, they have a guide on obtaining your 6GHZ OET.


Podcasts & Videos

•Wireless Myth Busters Episode 2. The myth we’re busting in this episode: “With federal funding abound, why not all fiber, all the time” Come along to Scotts Bluff, Nebraska where we join Vistabeam to see how they’re leveraging Cambium Networks product line to wirelessly deliver connnectivity to their customers across 40,000 square miles through out Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska.

The BrothersWisp episode #175. Installer Tools

•Came across this great Youtube channel called Lifetechfacts

LTE signals with Mikrotik.


Other Industry News

•For those of you using ARIN Reg-RWS API keys, you have some changes coming

Arista offers 800Gbps connections on two models of their data center switches.

BBSes are still alive and well.

Payphones are also alive and well in Philadelphia.

Exploit Database has an update.

•Tom’s guide reviews the Vilo VLWF01


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