Speculation of a Level 3 Sale is on the Rise

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Speculation of a possible Level 3 sale drove the stock price (NYSE: LVLT) of the network operator up by almost 4% yesterday, with three times the normal trading volume. An investor newsletter suggested that Level 3 is exploring strategic options, including a sale of the...Learn More

Oak Hill Capital Partners Fiber Strategy Advances with Oxford Networks Acquisition

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Oxford Networks, which provides fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners. The move advances the Oak Hill Capital Partners fiber strategy, which is focused on building a major...Learn More

With Wireless ISP Acquisition, Google Fiber Wireless Intentions Becoming More Clear

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There has been growing speculation regarding intentions for a Google Fiber wireless service to deliver gigabit via fixed wireless in recent weeks. Today’s acquisition of wireless ISP Webpass by Google Fiber offers some clarity to that speculation. Google Fiber is getting into the fixed wireless...Learn More

Altice Cablevision Purchase Completed; Investment Plans Include New CPE, WiFi

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Cable industry consolidation continues with the Altice Cablevision purchase completed yesterday. The news comes just weeks after completion of a deal that made Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks part of Charter Communications. Altice is now the fourth largest U.S. cable operator, having previously...Learn More

Investors React Positively to $230 Million CSAL Tower Cloud Purchase

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The $230 million CSAL Tower Cloud purchase announced yesterday should enhance CSAL’s focus on dark fiber and on providing backhaul for cellular, and in particular, small cell networks. And the investment community seems to approve, judging by the value of CSAL’s stock since the announcement....Learn More

Windstream Investment in CSAL Reduced by Half; Further Action to Come

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Windstream investment in CSAL, the real estate investment trust (REIT) spun off from the company last year, is being reduced by half.  Windstream said late yesterday that it has closed a transaction to transfer half of its shares in Communications Sales & Leasing (CSAL) to...Learn More

Onvoy Buys ANPI to Build Scale and Acquire Additional Capabilities

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In what is an industry-wide trend, Minnesota based Onvoy buys ANPi to build scale and improve capabilities. The combined company will create a significant ‘carrier’s carrier,’ bringing together two networks with extensive reach into the North American service provider market. Both companies have deep roots...Learn More

CenturyLink Acquires Cloud Start-Up

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MONROE, La., June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the acquisition of ElasticBox, a multi-cloud application management service. This acquisition combines the ElasticBox platform with the global network, hosting and delivery capabilities of CenturyLink. ElasticBox, a startup with offices in San...Learn More

Opposition to Charter Overbuild Requirements: ACA and NTCA Weigh In

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The American Cable Association and NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association this week filed petitions in opposition to Charter overbuild requirements imposed by the FCC as a condition of Charter’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Both organizations represent smaller, rural operators....Learn More

Investors Urge FairPoint Sale to CSAL

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A major investor is urging FairPoint Communications to consider a sale. The investor’s top choice would be a FairPoint sale to CSAL – Communications Sales & Leasing, the telecom real estate investment trust (REIT) that was spun out of Windstream Communications. The news came in...Learn More

Aureon Acquires Des Moines-based Midwest Projects Partners

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WEST DES MOINES, IA (May 25, 2016) — Aureon announced today the acquisition of Midwest Project Partners (MPP), a Des Moines-based company specializing in project management and management consulting services, primarily for financial services firms throughout Iowa and nationwide. Midwest Technical Partners, LLC and Midwest...Learn More

Charter, Bright House, Time Warner Cable Deal Completed

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STAMFORD, Conn., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) (together with its subsidiaries, “Charter”) today announced that it has closed its previously announced transactions whereby legacy Charter, the previous public company (“legacy Charter”), has combined with Time Warner Cable Inc. (“TWC”).  Subject...Learn More