Both Zayo and ATT are making moves to offer big fat fiber to Research - Education and Healthcare. For Zayo, they built another Sales SWAT team that is aimed at the Research and Education channel, i.e. Internet2, NOAA, DREN, NASA, ESNet, etc.
ATT is teaming with National LamdaRail to “virtually connect major cancer centers, universities, medical schools, research hospitals, laboratories and other institutions across the United States." AT&T will be providing the middle and last miles, and NLR will be providing the backbone. AT&T will manage the network itself. [Telecom Ramblings]