Sprint/ T-Mobile Deal Off: What Does it Mean for the Industry?

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There doesn’t seem to be much consensus about what Sprint’s decision to drop its plan to purchase T-Mobile, revealed yesterday, means for the companies and for the industry in general. While some industry observers expect both companies to focus on internal growth and/or to consider...Learn More

Texas CLEC Acquires Canadian Carrier

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SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 4, 2014) – San Antonio-based Rock Solid Internet & Telephone has purchased Vancouver-based ComCanada Communications, Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. With offices in San Antonio and Castroville, Texas, Rock Solid is a Competitive Telephone Exchange Carrier (CLEC) and provides...Learn More

Wireless M&A and U.S. Mobile Market Stability

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If the Federal Communications Commission will not allow Sprint and T-Mobile US to bid jointly on spectrum, what are the odds the FCC will allow Sprint to buy T-Mobile US? “We must make sure that the biggest providers are not able to limit broad participation...Learn More

Windstream REIT Spin-Off May Ignite Structural Separation Debate

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Windstream announced today their intention to spin off many of their network assets into a separate publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT). The separate company will own Windstream’s existing fiber and copper networks, as well as other real estate assets. The transaction will allow...Learn More

Foundation for Rural Service and Foundation for Rural Education and Development to Merge

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Arlington, Va. (July 21, 2014)—The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS)  and the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED) are pleased to announce that the two organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding indicating intent to merge. FRED is the foundation formerly associated with Organization...Learn More

FCC Announces Merger Review Teams for Comcast-TW Cable and AT&T-DirecTV

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July 7, 2014 — Washington, D.C. – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced today the members of an inter-bureau steering committee and the working team leaders established to coordinate the agency’s review of  merger applications from Comcast-Time Warner Cable-Charter and AT&T-DirecTV. Jonathan Sallet, General...Learn More

Zayo Group Acquires AtlantaNAP Data Center

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Boulder, Colo. – July 2, 2014 – zColo, the colocation division of international bandwidth infrastructure provider Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”), today announced it has acquired Colo Facilities Atlanta (“AtlantaNAP”), an Atlanta data center and managed services provider.  The acquisition yields over 72,000 square feet of...Learn More

Consolidated /Enventis Merger Would Yield Strong Broadband/Business Company

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Consolidated Communications expects its planned merger with Enventis, announced today, to create “organic growth” opportunities, said Consolidated Chairman and CEO Bob Currey on a conference call with press and analysts this morning. Enventis’s 4,200-mile fiber network and the strong demographics in its Minnesota and North...Learn More

Rural Wireless Consolidation Continues with AT&T/ Plateau Deal

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Rural communications service provider Plateau Telecommunications said today that it has reached an agreement to sell its wireless operations in eastern New Mexico and West Texas to AT&T, making Plateau the latest in a long line of small carriers that have moved away from the...Learn More

Consumer Reports Finds Broad Comcast/ Time Warner Cable Merger Opposition

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Those in Comcast and Time Warner Cable’s respective executive suites may be all for it, but most Americans oppose the proposed merger of the two cable industry giants, according to an opinion poll conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, which found that 56...Learn More

CEOs: A Combined Level3/ TWTelecom Could Better Serve “Sophisticated” Customers

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Level3 Communications’ plan to acquire TWTelecom, announced today, will create a company better able to target the “very sophisticated” customers that both companies serve and “whose network is a central element of their own growth and efficiency,” said Level3 CEO Jeff Storey on a conference...Learn More

WOW! Sells South Dakota Cable Properties to Clarity Telecom

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A cable overbuilder that has been quite active on the acquisitions front has taken the uncharacteristic step of divesting some of its cable operations. The company – previously known as Wide Open West but now known as WOW! – said today that it plans to...Learn More