Georgia System Operations Corporation Selects Southern Telecom for Dark Fiber Solution

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ATLANTA, April 24, 2018 – Southern Telecom, Inc. (STI), a subsidiary of Southern Company, announces Georgia System Operations Corporation (GSOC) has entered a leasing agreement for dark fiber on STI’s Atlanta central business district fiber ring. GSOC is utilizing the fiber to connect the cooperative’s headquarters office in Tucker, Georgia,...Learn More

Zayo Closes Acquisition of Neutral Path

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BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Neutral Path Communications and Near North Partners. The acquisition adds 452 owned route miles, plus additional leased route miles, to Zayo’s...Learn More

Global Cloud Provider Selects Zayo for Dark Fiber in Canada

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BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– A global cloud provider has selected Zayo Group Holdings (NYSE: ZAYO) for a high-capacity dark fiber ring in the Montreal metro area. Zayo will extend its existing dense network in Montreal, building a 60-kilometer (km) ring for the anchor tenant along the South Shore, the...Learn More

Lumos and Spirit to Combine to Form Super-Regional Mid-Atlantic Fiber Operator

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European-based investment firm EQT has completed its majority stake investment in Spirit Communications and announced today it will combine the regional fiber operator with Lumos Networks. The combination of Lumos and Spirit will be a super-regional fiber operator spanning from Pennsylvania to Georgia. When EQT...Learn More

Zayo Acquires Data Center in McLean, Virginia

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BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has acquired a data center in McLean, Virginia. The acquisition, which includes tenants, data center systems, and long-term leases, was driven by strong demand in the Washington, D.C. area for low-latency colocation, interconnection and access to fiber infrastructure. The...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

Zayo Doubles E-Rate Revenue Through New E-Rate Contracts

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More than 20 school districts have selected Zayo for E-Rate solutions during the first calendar quarter of 2018, the company announced. The contracts will approximately double Zayo E-Rate recurring revenue in comparison with the contracts awarded last year. The contracts include a range of dark...Learn More

Major Wireless Carrier Chooses Zayo for Fiber-to-the-Tower

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A major wireless carrier has selected Zayo for fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) to new macro towers in 30 markets across 21 states. The Zayo fiber-to-the-tower deal is an expansion of an agreement announced in September 2016. Inclusive of both contracts, Zayo will connect thousands of macro towers...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

Pico Selects Zayo for Global Network Backbone

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BOULDER, Colo. – March 21, 2018 – Pico, a leading financial infrastructure services provider, has selected Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) for a low-latency global backbone network. Pico’s extensive evaluation process culminated with the selection of Zayo and the design of a solution that includes two...Learn More

Adtran Buys Sumitomo North America EPON Business, Aims to Dramatically Expand Cable MSO Business

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Adtran will gain considerable clout with cable companies as a result of its purchase of the North America EPON business of Sumitomo Electric Industries. Adtran already has EPON technology, but Japan-based Sumitomo has a dominant market share position in the North American EPON market, as...Learn More

Towerstream Announces Strategic Repositioning of Business and Retention of Investment Bank

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MIDDLETOWN, R.I., March 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Towerstream Corporation (OTCQB:TWER) a fixed wireless fiber alternative provider,announced today that its Board of Directors has commenced evaluation of strategic repositioning of the company as it moves to leverage its existing key assets in major U.S. markets. In conjunction with...Learn More

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