FirstLight Completes Acquisition of Finger Lakes Technologies Group

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Albany, NY – September 20, 2017 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”).  This latest acquisition is just one of several that FirstLight has successfully completed during the last...Learn More

Report: School Broadband Availability Improving, But Rural Fiber Still Lagging

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School broadband availability has increased dramatically as a result of changes made several years ago to the FCC E-rate program, with 94% of schools now providing connectivity at rates of at least 100 kbps per student, says a report released today from non-profit organization Education...Learn More

Fidelity Communications Now Offering 1 Gig Internet in West Plains

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WEST PLAIN, Mo., Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Fidelity Communications is pleased to announce that they are offering 1 Gigabit per second (1,000 MBPS) internet service within the city of West Plains, Missouri. Fidelity’s team is proud to bring this outstanding new service to the city of West Plains,...Learn More

Total AT&T Fiber Subscribers Approaching 2 Million, Adds Two More Markets

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AT&T added two additional markets to its AT&T Fiber footprint and disclosed for the first time that total AT&T Fiber subscribers are approaching 2 million. The two additional markets include Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss. and Savannah Ga. AT&T Fiber availability also expanded across 60 communities in their...Learn More

Bluebird Network Launches The Connected World SaaS Platform

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Columbia, Missouri –August 17, 2017 — Connected2Fiber, the leading SaaS go-to-market platform for connectivity companies, announces today that Bluebird Network has implemented The Connected World SaaS platform. Bluebird Network, has also adopted the Building List Manager, an automated software module for creating and distributing OnNet and...Learn More

Altice FTTH to Reach 1 Million Homes by Late 2018

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Altice USA says that it has begun design and construction of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure to several hundred thousand homes in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and that it is on track to provide Altice FTTH connectivity to  a million homes by the end of...Learn More

Spirit Communications Acquired as EQT Fiber Investment Continues

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Just a few months after global investment firm EQT Partners announced plans to purchase fiber network operator Lumos Networks, EQT fiber investment continued today with the announcement of another U.S. fiber network deal. EQT said it would purchase a majority stake in Spirit Communications, a...Learn More

CEO: Uniti Group Seeks Partners for Fiber Asset Purchases

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Uniti Group, the real estate investment trust (REIT) spun off from Windstream several years ago, is exploring the purchase of fiber assets through partnerships with other companies and has seen “substantial interest” from potential partners, said Kenny Gunderman, Uniti Group CEO at a financial conference...Learn More

INDATEL™ Services, LLC Launches The Connected World SaaS Platform

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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo., Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Connected2Fiber, the leading SaaS go-to-market acceleration platform for connectivity companies, announces today that INDATEL™ has signed an agreement to implement The Connected World SaaS platform.  INDATEL has also adopted the Building List Manager, an automated software module for creating and distributing OnNet and NearNet building lists...Learn More

Report: Eleven Carriers Have More Than 10K Fiber Connected Buildings

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Eleven fiber network operators were each providing on-net connectivity to at least 10,000 commercial buildings in the U.S. as of year-end 2016, according to new fiber connected buildings research from Vertical Systems Group. By rank order, AT&T, Verizon, Spectrum Enterprise (Charter), CenturyLink, Comcast, Level 3,...Learn More

Unite Private Networks’ Nebraska Small Cell Deployment

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LINCOLN, Neb., July 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Unite Private Networks (UPN), a leading provider of high-capacity, fiber-based communication networks is pleased to announce a small cell expansion project in Grand Island, NE. The deployment is in support of a major wireless carrier. The new...Learn More

I3 Broadband Win Demonstrates Huawei Persistence in U.S. Market, MDU Broadband Focus

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Regional broadband provider i3 Broadband has selected Huawei for broadband access gear to serve MDUs and FTTP in their central Illinois market. I3 will use Huawei gear for a growing MDU broadband focus to deliver triple play capability, according to a Huawei press release. I3...Learn More

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