Competitive Watch

Utah Muni ISP Selects Alianza for Cloud Based Voice

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NCTC Winter Education Conference, San Antonio, TEXAS, January 26, 2015 – Alianza, the cloud voice platform company, announced today that Spanish Fork Community Network (SFCN), a municipal broadband services provider in Utah, has selected Alianza’s Cloud Voice Platform as its next gen voice solution. SFCN...Learn More

AT&T to Acquire Nextel Mexico

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January 26, 2015 — DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AT&T1 has entered into an agreement with NII Holdings, Inc. to acquire its wireless business in Mexico for US$1.875 billion, less the outstanding net debt of the business at closing, in a transaction pursuant to Section 363 of the U.S....Learn More

Sprint Targets T-Mobile Customers

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), January 23, 2015 – While Sprint [NYSE:S] continues to match all major U.S. carrier phone trade-in pricing, the company announced today it will guarantee all T-Mobile customers a minimum of $200 instant trade-in value when they take their wireless number...Learn More

AT&T Launches Federated Unified Communications

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DALLAS – Jan. 22, 2015 – AT&T  now helps make business collaboration simpler with the launch of AT&T UC Federation. The service allows suppliers, partners and customers to communicate in real time across different networks. Disparate unified communications (UC) systems have made this kind of...Learn More

MetroPCS Offers Unlimited LTE for $50 a Month

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January 21, 2015 — BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–T-Mobile’s (NYSE: TMUS) flagship prepaid brand is helping customers get more of what they want out of their wireless plan − more blazing-fast 4G LTE data. For a limited time, MetroPCS customers can upgrade to Unlimited 4G LTE data...Learn More

Windstream Receives State Regulatory Approvals for REIT Spinoff

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Jan 21, 2015 — LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) today announced it has received all regulatory approvals from state public service commissions required for its planned real estate investment trust (REIT) spinoff, which will be named Communications Sales & Leasing, Inc. (CS&L). Windstream...Learn More

Frontier Signs First Gigabit Customer

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Portland, Ore., January 20, 2015 – Meet Craig Nelsen. This past November, he became the first Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) customer in Beaverton, Oregon to install 1 Gigabit internet at his home. He heard about the new service a few months prior, when reading an...Learn More

C Spire Announces Fifth Gigabit City

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January 20, 2015 — CLINTON, Miss.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clinton, long considered a small town Southern gem, may soon become famous for having faster Internet speeds than some of the largest cities in the world. The Hinds County town in central Mississippi qualified its first three areas earlier...Learn More

Virgin Mobile to Offer No-Contract Data Sharing at Walmart

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January 16, 2015 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Virgin Mobile USA announced today the launch of the industry’s first no-contract data sharing plans, available exclusively at Walmart. Beginning Saturday, Jan. 17, the new plans are available on four specific 4G LTE1 smartphones pre-loaded with the Virgin...Learn More

Zayo Expands Dark Fiber Network

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BOULDER, Colo. – January 15, 2015 – Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO), a global provider of Bandwidth Infrastructure services and a leader in long haul dark fiber, today announced plans to extend its long haul dark fiber network between Salt Lake City and Sacramento. The...Learn More

Midcontinent Selects Equinox for Fraud Management

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(NASHVILLE, TN) January 14, 2015–Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems announces that Midcontinent Communications®, the fastest Internet Service Provider in America (as named by PCMag.com in September 2014*), has chosen the Protector fraud management solution (FMS) from Equinox. Protector is widely recognized as the industry’s most reliable...Learn More

Zayo Acquires Data Center Operator

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Boulder, Colo. – January 14, 2015 – Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”), a subsidiary of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) an international provider of Bandwidth Infrastructure services, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the operating units of Latisys Holdings, LLC (“Latisys”), a colocation...Learn More