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Dark Fiber Is Making a Comeback – Was It Ever Really Gone?

Don’t call it a comeback – dark fiber’s been here for years. First there was a dark fiber glut. Then the glut was gone. Now dark fiber is back seemingly stronger than ever. What’s bringing dark fiber back to the forefront and how can enterprises capitalize? For the last few …

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Once You’re in the Cloud, How Expensive Is It to Get Out?

One of the cloud’s most oft-cited appeals is cost savings. Many enterprises are able to cut down their IT budget and gain flexibility by moving infrastructure, services and application development to the cloud. But there may come a time when things change. An enterprise could decide to change their IT …

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For Sale: Duct Network in Salt Lake City

We’re excited to present a duct network located in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. Composed of several distinct duct banks located along Bangerter Highway to the west and the south of Salt Lake City, the network is made up of ducts sized between 1 ¼” and 2”. The ownership …

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The $9,000 Per Minute Cost – Data Center Outages

It can be easy to overlook some enterprise IT statistics, but the average cost, the average loss, of a data center outage is too high to ignore. According to a research report by the Ponemon Institute, a data center outage now costs around $9,000 per minute. As if that weren’t …

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Verizon’s XO Acquisition: Wireless Spectrum & Level 3 Routes Key

Verizon Communications recently announced its acquisition of XO Communications, a Virginia-based telecom carrier, for around $1.8 billion. The deal, which is set to close during the first quarter of 2017, bolsters Verizon’s position as the premier ILEC in the eastern U.S. while simultaneously taking the market price “floor-maker” for long-haul …

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NEF Recap | Cloud Retractability

NEF’s Mike Murphy sits down with Jack Pressman of Cyber Innovation Labs to discuss why enterprises need to consider their cloud retractability strategy before moving importance resources into hosted spaces.

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Zayo Bucks Data Center Sell-Off Trend, Expands Atlanta Data Center

While others are getting out, Zayo is going all-in. Telecom carriers have thrown their collective hats into the data center ring over the last few years. But while telcos like Windstream, CenturyLink and Verizon have created and implemented plans to exit the data center market, Zayo seems intent on staying …

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Executive Insights Webcast: Edge Data Centers

In this episode of the NEFCAP Executive Insights Webcast, we sit down with Michael Murphy to talk about the changing landscape of hosted content. As demand dynamics change, we’re seeing a continued trend of data centers moving to the edge. In this webcast, we answer several questions, including… Why are …

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Submarine Cable Growth Forecasted at 29%

The telecom industry should expect to see continued growth in submarine cables connecting the continental United States to landing points both domestic and abroad. The FCC is forecasting a 29% annual growth rate from 2014 to 2016, a figure just 7% less than the 36% rate recorded from 2007 to …