Frontier and Granite Partnership Expands Granite’s Ethernet, Enterprise Reach

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Frontier Communications Corporation will provide its Layer 2 E-Path Ethernet product to Granite Telecommunications, LLC, the two companies announced today. The Frontier and Granite partnership will open up Frontier’s 29 state territory and portfolio of lit buildings for Granite to expand their reach into the...Learn More

Verizon Exec: New MEF E-Line Standard Will Help Buying and Selling of Network Access

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Wholesale Ethernet access services got a boost when industry association MEF developed standards to simplify the process of ordering and provisioning services that span multiple carrier networks. MEF now aims to take that further for what it calls “managed access E-Line” service that can eliminate...Learn More

Arvig Now Provides Backhaul to More than 500 Cell Towers

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Minnesota-based regional carrier Arvig is bringing service to more than 500 cellular towers across 13 states, the company announced. The carrier has contracts with customers that are five-, seven- and ten-years long, said Dave Schornack, Arvig’s Director of Business Development and Sales,  in a  press...Learn More

Report: U.S. Business Fiber Availability Increases to 54.8%

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Fiber availability for large- and mid-sized commercial buildings jumped to 54.8 percent in the U.S. in 2017, according to a new report about business fiber availability from Vertical Systems Group As a result of this growth, the U.S. Fiber Gap has dropped to less than...Learn More

Fortification, Reliability Enhancements Part of Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade to Indiana Fiber Network

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Indiana Fiber Network has begun a multi-million-dollar upgrade of its statewide network, which is owned by 20 small telcos in the state. The project will increase capacity and enhance reliability, said Darryl Smith, IFN vice president of operations, in an interview. IFN got its start...Learn More

Windstream MASS Communications Acquisition Valued at $37.5 Million

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Windstream announced today it has acquired MASS Communications, a privately held New York-based company that Windstream referred to as a “telecommunications network management company.” The Windstream MASS Communications acquisition is valued at approximately $37.5 million in an all-cash transaction, or less than 4x trailing 12-month...Learn More

Global Ethernet Service Provider Leaderboard: CenturyLink Makes its Debut

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The top seven Ethernet service providers in Vertical Systems Group’s 2017 Global Ethernet Leaderboard are (in order) Orange Business Services (France), AT&T (U.S.), Colt (U.K.), CenturyLink (U.S.), BT Global Services (U.K.), Verizon (U.S.) and NTT (Japan). The Leaderboard tracks providers with a 4% or more...Learn More

Windstream Recognized for Strong Ethernet Growth

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced that for the third straight year it has climbed analyst firm Vertical Systems Group’s annual ranking of U.S. Ethernet providers. Each year, Vertical Systems Group issues its Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD rankings that include providers...Learn More

CEO: Windstream SD-WAN Reached More Than 15% of Company Sales in First Year

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Windstream is “uniquely positioned” to capitalize on business customers’ shift toward SD-WAN connectivity, said Windstream CEO Tony Thomas yesterday. Windstream SD-WAN sales now represent more than 15% of the company’s total sales – an accomplishment reached in the first year the offering was available, he...Learn More

Viasat 100 Mbps Satellite Broadband Offers an Improved Broadband Experience

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Viasat today announced the availability of 100 Mbps satellite-based broadband service. The Viasat 100 Mbps service is now available with unlimited data plans. The new service is powered by the ViaSat-2 satellite system, which uses an advanced, high-capacity communications satellite, coupled with new innovations in...Learn More

Ethernet Leaderboard: CenturyLink Overtakes AT&T for the Top Spot

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In its year-end 2017 Carrier Ethernet Leaderboad, Vertical Systems Group announced a major change. For the first time since 2005, a company rather than AT&T has captured the top spot, with CenturyLink now in first place. CenturyLink’s ascendency was made possible by its merger in...Learn More

AT&T On-Network Buildings with Fiber Number Almost 400,000

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AT&T this week offered an update on its business fiber deployments. The carrier says that it has more than 1.1 million global route miles and more than 8 million business customer locations on or within 1,000 feet of those lines. AT&T on-network buildings number almost...Learn More

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