Is AT&T’s Acquisition of ATNI/ Alltel Assets Part of Project Velocity?

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Is this essentially one more element of Project Velocity IP, AT&T’s rural initiative announced last year? AT&T today said it plans to acquire wireless spectrum and assets in rural areas of several southern and Midwestern states from Atlantic Tele-Network  Inc. –a move that could help...Learn More

Joint Venture NTUA Wireless To Build 3G/4G Network To Serve Tribal Lands

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Atlantic Tele-Network has been quite quiet since it purchased certain Alltel Wireless network assets that Verizon was forced to sell as a condition of its Alltel acquisition. And although that side of ATN’s business continues to keep a low profile, the company has been more...Learn More

ATN Builds More Alltel Cell Sites

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BEVERLY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNI) announced today the activation of new digital cell sites across the Alltel Wireless footprint, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to enhance network quality for voice and high speed data services. In order to meet the growing...Learn More

Broadband Stimulus Program Funding Construction of Regional Fiber Networks

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It’s no surprise that a few new regional fiber networks are sprouting up, courtesy of the broadband stimulus program. Middle mile broadband capacity improvement is a major focus of the program, especially with NTIA and its BTOP program. The latest example comes to us from...Learn More

ATN’s Purchase of Former Alltel Assets Approved by FCC

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Despite several protests, the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved the Verizon Wireless plan to sell former Alltel assets in 26 markets to Atlantic Tele-Network (ATN). Verizon Wireless was required to divest the assets in order to acquire Alltel Wireless. The approval comes just two...Learn More

ATN Making Progress on Alltel Wireless Purchase, Welcomes Allied Wireless

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Atlantic Tele-Network (ATN) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Justice to purchase former Alltel assets from Verizon. Verizon had to divest these assets as a condition of their Alltel acquisition. ATN still needs FCC approval before the deal can officially close. At the...Learn More

AtlanticTele-Network Gets Financial House in Order Ahead of Alltel Purchase

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Atlantic Tele-Network announced that its bankers have approved a new $150 million term loan to finance Atlantic’s pending acquisition of Alltel wireless assets, by way of Verizon Wireless. Verizon was required to divest of these Alltel assets, which includes wireless infrastructure and subscribers in Georgia,...Learn More

Atlantic Tele-Network Scoops Up Remaining Alltel Assets

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Atlantic Tele-Network (ATN), a Salem, Massachusetts based telecom holding company, is purchasing the remaining divested Alltel assets from Verizon. The purchase for $200 million includes approximately 800k subscribers and the wireless network and spectrum assets covering 26 markets in Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio,...Learn More