Ratcliff cited Colt as an innovative, nimble player in Ethernet services. It has extended its international network into the United States, launching connectivity services up to 100G and a range of wholesale services.
“They are a global provider; they do sell ports in all of the regions of the world,” Dunne said. “They historically have been what I call a very large regional within Europe, but they have ventured out either via organic deployments or acquisitions into other regions.”
In December, Comcast announced a multimillion-dollar investment in the expansion of its fiber-based network in Washington, D.C., reaching more than 300 additional buildings and making the network more accessible to hundreds more businesses. It’s ranked No. 5 on the leaderboard.
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