Welcome to issue #8 of Packets Down Range. I am making haste in order to get on the road to Texas for some work. It will be nice to go from 31-degree weather in Indiana to 70s in Texas, even though some of it will be spent inside a data center at night. News has been a little light due to new items
Data Center News
•AWS says it will be water positive by 2030. As part of the “water+” initiative, Amazon Web Services shared the Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE) for its data centers, and said it will report annually on its WUE, new water reuse and recycling efforts, as well as new activities to reduce water consumption in its facilities.
•Edge deployments starting to accelerate. SBA towers and others are pushing this trend.
Interconnection & Peering
•Omni Fiber acquires Ohio Telecom Inc. Omni Fiber, a Fiber-To-The-Premises (FTTP) provider committed to bringing high-speed Internet access to underserved markets in the Midwest has acquired Port Clinton based Ohio Telecom, Inc. to accelerate growth.
•Comcast Business expands into H5 Albuquerque
•$224 Million in high-speed broadband grants for Tribal lands in the United States
•Starlink speeds appear to be dropping.
•785,000 TV cable subscribers lost in Q3 of 2022. Mainly attributied to “cord cutters”
Podcasts & Videos
•The Brothers WISP #169 is out
•WIlle Howe’s Latest Video
•FCC’s new rules for Affordable Connectivity Progam
•As reported in a previous edition, Broadband “Nutrition label” is now required.