Zayo Continues Growth By Adding Optic Zoo Networks

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Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. has acquired Vancouver-based Optic Zoo Networks for $31 million (CAD), the company announced. Optic Zoo owns and operates high-capacity fiber in Vancouver. Zayo said the acquisition strengthens the company’s position in Vancouver and Western Canada, adding 103 route miles and more than 100 on-net buildings to Zayo’s Vancouver footprint....Learn More

Finger Lakes Technologies Group is Now FirstLight

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Albany, NY – January 15, 2018 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that it is substantially complete with the integration of Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”) and that FLTG is now officially FirstLight. The brand change follows the successful acquisition of...Learn More

Report: ‘Clear and Unchanging’ Community Broadband Prices Beat Commercial ISP Networks

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Community-owned broadband networks generally offer lower pricing in comparison with commercial networks, according to a new report. Researchers for Responsive Communities at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Research at Harvard University compared community broadband prices in 27 markets and found that the...Learn More

ALLO Expands Nebraska Footprint, Acquires Glenwood Telecom

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ALLO Communications is buying the fiber network and customer contracts of Glenwood Telecommunications’ Hastings, Neb. operations, a subsidiary of Glenwood Telephone Membership Co., the company announced today. The purchase continues ALLO’s growth, which has continued since its founding in 2003. Once completed, the Glenwood acquisition...Learn More

Fiber Deployment Forecast: 1.4 Million Miles Needed for 5G in Top 25 Metros

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The Fiber Broadband Association has issued a bullish fiber deployment forecast. The forecast, which calls for approximately 1.4 million miles of fiber in the top 25 metro markets in the U.S., is driven in large part by carriers’ 5G wireless deployment plans, which will require...Learn More

AT&T Fiber Expansion Includes Five More Metros, 7 Million Locations Now Reached

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AT&T announced yesterday that it has launched its ultra-fast internet service in five new metro areas –  Springfield, Mo.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Madison, Wis.; Southeastern Tenn. and Wichita, Kan. The Witchita service will be available in only select areas, said a press release about the...Learn More

Hammer Fiber Completes Testing of Next Generation Fixed LTE Wireless Platform

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Wireless and fiber network operator, Hammer Fiber Optic Investments Ltd., a subsidiary of Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) announced today that the initial development phase of their advanced LTE fixed wireless system is concluded. Given...Learn More

CEO: Key Broadband Metrics Encourage Possible Expansion of TDS Fiber Deployment Plans

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TDS fiber deployment plans may expand to areas of its local service territory where such deployments traditionally have been considered uneconomical, said Leroy T. Carlson Jr., TDS chief executive, at an investor conference yesterday. TDS also will consider fiber deployments in areas where other network...Learn More

CFO: More Uniti Group Sale Leaseback Deals for Telecom Network Assets Expected

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When Uniti Group was spun out of Windstream as a telecom real estate investment trust in 2015, there was a lot of speculation about whether other telcos also would sell their fiber and copper assets to the telecom REIT and lease them back as Windstream...Learn More

Zayo Spread Networks $127 Million Acquisition Includes Low-Latency Routes

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A planned  $127 million Zayo Spread Networks acquisition, announced today, will bring Spread Networks’ low-latency assets into the Zayo gold. In the press release announcing the all-cash deal to purchase the privately-owned telecommunications firm, Zayo said that the acquisition will provide Zayo’s customers with the...Learn More

100% Fiber Network Powered by AT&T Fiber Now Available in Central Kentucky Area

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November 16, 2017 –  Georgetown, Kentucky  — AT&T is now offering a 1 gigabit connection1 on our 100% fiber network powered by AT&T FiberSM to customer locations in parts of Central Kentucky, including in parts of Georgetown and surrounding communities. 2 “A regular point of discussion in Frankfort...Learn More

FTTH Forecast Sees 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps Bandwidth Range Dominating

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Global fiber to the home is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 14.4 percent over the next 10 years, according to a new fiber to the home forecast from Future Markets Insights. The report, Fibre to the Home Market, says that the...Learn More

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