Welcome to issue #6 of Packets Down Range. The thing I am excited about lately is the 100 Gig passive mux by solid optics. One of the hats I wear is running an IX. We are always looking for ways to best utilize our dark fiber assets to increase data rates. Keep those tips and articles coming. I am working on the Patreon edition, and it will be released shortly.
Data Center News
•Are Data Centers pricing themselves out of the market? Rising energy costs, increases in cross-connect fees, and just general price raising are causing more folks to look at moving more things into the cloud.
Interconnection & Peering
•Hurricane Electric expands to DataBank DFW1.
•According to Leichtman Research Group, Verizon and T-Mobile added 15x more subscribers in Q3 2022 than the top 7 cable providers in the US combined.
•Crosstown Fiber extends its footprint in the greater Chicago area.
Crosstown’s underground network is designed for customers who need access to resilient fiber pathways. The company will target school systems, large corporations, hyperscalers and data center operators, small cell wireless carriers, content providers, and municipal and other government agencies.
•California Internet (GeoLinks) and Shenandoah Cable Television are the latest to be authorized by the FCC for their RDOF-winning bids. People’s communications in Texas is the latest to default on their bids. The full article can be read here.
Podcasts & Events
•Inside Towers Podcast
•Willie Howe has a video on routers vs. firewalls.
•Ohio Linux Professionals conference December 2nd and 3rd.
Other Industry News
•ARIN releases a new version of its RSA.
•FCC to release updated broadband map on November 18th
•NTIA releases plans for all that BEAD money
•Netflix is still winning the streaming wars…for now.
•Does CBRS fall short? This article claims it does.
•What does your office do for fun or unique awards for employees?
•META moves away from connectivity. Will OpenWiFi suffer because of it?
•Solid optics releases a new 8 Channel OWDM mux. What does this mean for you? You can run 8 100 gig waves over a passive mux system up to 20km. Each channel is 400 GHz.
•Juniper announces ACX7024 Metro Router.
•WIFI 7 routers are on the way.