Global Capacity/ MegaPath Deal Should Be a Win for Both Companies

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Global Capacity’s plan to acquire MegaPath’s wholesale business, announced today, would appear to be a win for both companies. MegaPath gains cash to invest in the cloud and managed services business that will now be the company’s sole focus. And Global Capacity gains MegaPath’s extensive...Learn More

Level 3 and tw telecom Receive U.S. Department of Justice Approval

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) and tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC) today announced the U.S. Department of Justice has cleared Level 3′s pending acquisition of tw telecom. The clearance completes the process under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act...Learn More

AT&T RFD-TV Deal Aims to Appease Regulators

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AT&T today said it has reached an agreement to add rural cable channel RFD-TV to its U-verse Video lineup. The move is not a surprise, considering that as of August, about half of the letters the FCC had received about AT&T’s planned purchase of DirecTV...Learn More

Hello GreatLand Connections, Cable’s Newest Competitor, Maybe

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To get ahead of regulator’s anti-trust concerns regarding the planned merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, a framework for a new cable MSO, made up from divested Comcast and Time Warner Cable properties, was formed. The new “SpinCo” is a complex transaction, including the...Learn More

TDS Closes on BendBroadband Acquisition

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MADISON, Wis. (Sept. 2, 2014)—TDS Telecom, a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], announces the completion of the purchase of substantially all of the assets of BendBroadband, a cable and broadband company headquartered in Bend, Oregon, effective September 1, 2014, for a...Learn More

FirstLight Fiber Acquires G4 Communications

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ALBANY, NY – August 27, 2014 – FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada, announced today it has signed a definitive Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire substantially all of...Learn More

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