Great Plains Communications Announces 100G Capability

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Blair, Nebraska — January 26, 2017 — Great Plains Communications, the largest middle-mile and last-mile provider in the state of Nebraska has completed 100G capable upgrades on their entire 8,000+ mile, diverse fiber network. The 100G capable upgrade is just one of many improvements and expansions...Learn More

Level 3 Brings Direct Cloud Connectivity to AWS

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Broomfield, Colorado — Nov. 30, 2016 — This year, Amazon Web Services (AWS) annual cloud computing conference, re:Invent, will be delivered completely over the AWS Cloud thanks to direct cloud connectivity provided by Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT). In addition to serving as the official AWS...Learn More

Facebook Aims to Disrupt Networking Equipment Space with Voyager Open Packet Optical Transport Platform

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Facebook, through the Telecom Infra Project, announced the introduction of the Voyager open packet optical transport platform that they assert will boost metro and long-haul network transport bandwidth and overall performance while significantly lowering costs. Dubbed Voyager, the scalable network software platform follows a familiar...Learn More

Akamai: U.S. 15 Mbps Broadband Adoption Up 63% Over Last Year

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More than a third (35%) of U.S. broadband users experienced average connection speeds of 15 Mbps or higher in the first quarter of 2016, according to Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report. That’s an increase in the 15 Mbps broadband adoption rate of 63%...Learn More

Business Fiber Report: More Than 2 Million Locations Connected

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The percentage of U.S. commercial buildings with fiber connections to businesses rose to 46.2% in 2015, according to the latest business fiber report from Vertical Systems Group. In translation, that equates to more than 2 million individual business establishments, the market research company highlights in...Learn More

AT&T Wins FCC Deal, Despite Harsh Words for the Commission

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AT&T has won a major contract to provide the FCC with IP connectivity. In the five-year deal, AT&T will interconnect FCC offices and data centers to support mobile and cloud-based applications, offering the FCC the ability to change network and Internet needs on demand. AT&T...Learn More

Actual Vs. Advertised Broadband Speed: FCC Praises Fiber and Cable, Finds DSL Lacking

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In the latest actual vs. advertised broadband speed debate, most broadband providers are delivering the speeds they advertise, according to the FCC’s latest “Measuring Broadband America” report, released December 30. The main exceptions are DSL-based broadband providers, said the FCC, which bases its findings on...Learn More

Windstream Extends Point-to-Point Wavelength Services to Enterprise Customers

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Little Rock, Arkansas — December 8, 2015 — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, announced an expanded Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) – or “Wave” – service offering to meet enterprise customers demand for dedicated, high bandwidth data center connectivity solutions. The announcement...Learn More

IHS: Cable Migration to DOCSIS 3.1, Distributed Access is Well Under Way

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Decentralization is a concept that has gained credence, proponents and adherents as it has spread, providing the basis for strategic plans across a wide range of industries, including cable and telecoms. Digital information and communications systems architectures continue evolving, in turn providing the basis for...Learn More

PEG Bandwidth Acquires Fiber Network from W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

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DALLAS – (July 21, 2015) – PEG Bandwidth, a leading provider of bandwidth and wireless infrastructure solutions, has acquired a 48-mile fiber network from W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., a privately held, Newark, DE-based enterprise well known for GORE-TEX® fabric. PEG Bandwidth operates a 15,000-route...Learn More

Zayo Announces New Dark Fiber Route

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BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO), a global provider of Bandwidth Infrastructure services, today announced plans to extend its long haul dark fiber network between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. The network expansion will add more than 800 route miles to Zayo’s owned long...Learn More

Bandwidth Manages 9-1-1 Services for Top 5 VoIP Provider Nationwide

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Raleigh, North Carolina – (BUSINESS WIRE) – May 20, 2015 – Bandwidth, one of the nation’s leading communications companies, today announced that iTalkBB, the leading VoIP provider to North America’s Asian community, has chosen Bandwidth to provision and manage its 9-1-1 emergency services capabilities. iTalk Global...Learn More

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