Disney to Acquire Fox Assets for $52.4 Billion

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December 14, 2017 — The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (21st Century Fox) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable...Learn More

Rural Telecom Consolidation in Pennsylvania

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Rural telecom consolidation continues with the news yesterday that Pennsylvania-based broadband provider Laurel Highland Total Communications will acquire LTC Communications and its wholly owned subsidiaries. LTC is also based in Pennsylvania. Its assets include an independent telephone company and long-distance company. Rural Telecom Consolidation This...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

RiverStreet Networks Adds Consolidated’s Virginia Network Assets, Pursues Regional Broadband Cooperative

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RiverStreet Networks, based in North Carolina, is growing again, thanks to Consolidated Communications, who is selling their Virginia network assets to the company. RiverStreet, a business unit of Wilkes Communications, has agreed to buy Peoples Mutual Telephone Company in an all cash transaction. Peoples is...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

TDS Acquisitions Continue with Agreement to Purchase Merrimac Communications

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TDS announced its latest acquisition target. Merrimac Communications of Merrimac, Wisc. fits the pattern of recent TDS acquisitions – a small triple play provider that complements existing TDS markets, adding additional subscribers and network capacity. Merrimac Communications passes about 6,000 homes in Sauk, Columbia, and...Learn More

DOJ Files to Block AT&T Time Warner Merger, AT&T Raises Confidence in Government Concern

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About an hour after news headlines such as “DOJ files to block AT&T Time Warner merger” began to hit, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson was on a conference call with reporters assuring them that the deal would be approved without a requirement to divest assets. Stephenson...Learn More

Uniti Group CEO Envisions Non-Windstream Revenues Coming From Windstream Assets

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Uniti Group Windstream plans could include selling capacity on fiber currently leased exclusively to Windstream to other carriers, said Uniti Group President and CEO Kenny Gunderman at an investor conference today. From Uniti Group’s point of view, the goal would be to decrease the company’s...Learn More

Busy Weekend for Sprint as T-Mobile Deal Dies, Altice MVNO Born, and More Softbank

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Sprint executives were busy this weekend. Another run at a T-Mobile merger failed, but a new Altice MVNO deal was born. To top it off, Sprint majority owner Softbank intends to up their current 82% ownership stake in the U.S. mobile carrier. Both T-Mobile US...Learn More

Report: Sprint Now in Talks with Charter (Again) for Possible Merger

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Softbank, the majority owner of Sprint, is in talks about a possible Sprint Charter merger, according to a report from the New York Post. The move comes just days after discussions about a Sprint T-Mobile merger were called off and just a few months after...Learn More

TDS Closes on Crestview Cable Acquisition

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TDS Broadband Service LLC, a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., and operated by TDS Telecom(TDS®) announces it has completed the acquisition of Crestview Cable Communications (Crestview) in central Oregon. The sale includes service areas totaling more than 21,000 homes passed in six communities. “We look forward to...Learn More

CenturyLink Completes Acquisition of Level 3

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MONROE, La., Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has completed its acquisition of Level 3 Communications, Inc. The combination of CenturyLink and Level 3 creates a leading global network services company capable of providing customers a wide range of high-quality technology solutions over a secure and reliable fiber-rich...Learn More

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