Comcast-Netflix Debate Illustrates Implications of Comcast-TWC Merger

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Comcast is in the process of acquiring Time Warner Cable which if successful, will create a massive vertically integrated media company with dominant positions in cable TV distribution and broadband access. The merger will face significant regulatory scrutiny and Comcast is doing their best to...Learn More

Birch Communications to Acquire Cbeyond

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Atlanta, Ga. – Apr.  21, 2014 – Birch Communications, Inc., a leading provider of business focused communications, cloud and managed services based in Atlanta and Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses also based in Atlanta, jointly announced today that...Learn More

Rural Broadband Investments Acquires Poplar Bluff Cable

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April 01, 2014 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rural Broadband Investments (“RBI”) today announced it has closed the acquisition of City Cable from The City of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. The acquisition comes shortly after RBI’s initial platform investment in NewWave Communications (“NewWave”) and the follow-on acquisitions...Learn More

AT&T Completes Acquisition of Leap Wireless

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March 13, 2014 — DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AT&T* today closed its acquisition of prepaid wireless provider Leap Wireless International Inc., which operates under the Cricket brand. AT&T announced in July 2013 that it would acquire all of Leap’s stock and wireless properties, including licenses, network assets, retail...Learn More

Zayo Acquires Data Center Provider

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March 06, 2014 – BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–zColo, the colocation division of international Bandwidth Infrastructure provider Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”), today announced it has acquired CoreXchange, Inc., a data center, bandwidth and managed services provider in Dallas, Texas. The purchase adds one new data center, located...Learn More

GENBAND Acquires uReach for Unified Messaging

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February 18, 2014 — FRISCO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, today announced it has agreed to acquire uReach Technologies, which includes a carrier-class portfolio of voice, video and unified messaging solutions and services. For over a decade, uReach Technologies...Learn More

Comcast/ Time Warner Cable Merger Would Yield Competitive Product Offerings

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A Comcast/ Time Warner Cable merger, announced today, would aim to combine product offerings from both sides of the house. The merger “will create a world class blue chip company committed to innovation,” said Comcast CEO Brian Roberts on a conference call with investors this...Learn More

CEO: TDS “Delighted” with Baja Broadband Acquisition

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Telephone and Data Systems is “delighted” with how its acquisition of cable company Baja Broadband is playing out and would consider making similar acquisitions in the future, said LeRoy T. Carlson Jr., TDS president and CEO in a question-and-answer session at Stifel Nicolaus 2014 Technology,...Learn More

C Spire Completes Purchase of Cloud Communications Provider Callis

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February 07, 2014 08:34 AM  — RIDGELAND, Miss.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–C Spire announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Callis Communications, a fast-growing provider of cloud-based communications services for businesses. Based in Mobile, Alabama, Callis serves customers in key business markets across the Southeast and,...Learn More

Rural Telecom Consolidation Trend Continues With Big USConnect Buy

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The rural telecom consolidation trend continued today with USConnect’s announcement that it has completed the acquisition of six more rural telcos. USConnect, whose majority owners include five other rural telcos, appeared on the scene back in July of last year with the specific purpose of...Learn More

Iowa Network Services Continues Telecom Diversification Strategy With Caleris Acquisition

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It’s a major focus of the telecom industry these days – revenue diversification. It doesn’t just apply to ILECs, who are looking for ways to replace declining regulated revenues. It also applies to the broader industry, as evidenced by Iowa Network Services’ (INS) latest acquisition...Learn More

Alaska Communications, TekMate Continue Telco/Managed Services M&A Trend

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Another small independent telco has enhanced its managed service offerings by investing in a company specializing in that area. Alaska Communications today said it has purchased the 51% of TekMate it didn’t already own. TekMate is a managed information technology services firm also based in...Learn More