Adtran Buys Sumitomo North America EPON Business, Aims to Dramatically Expand Cable MSO Business

Adtran will gain considerable clout with cable companies as a result of its purchase of the North America EPON business of Sumitomo Electric Industries. Adtran already has EPON technology, but Japan-based Sumitomo has a dominant market share position in the North American EPON market, as...Learn More

Hargray Communications Makes Another Acquisition, Buys Georgia ILEC

South Carolina-based regional carrier Hargray Communications continues its growth through acquisition strategy, with the news of its intent to acquire Georgia-based ComSouth. Central Georgia-based ComSouth provides broadband, voice, and video services in several communities, including Hawkinsville, Perry, Fort Valley, Cochran, among others. Originally the ILEC...Learn More

CenturyLink Divestiture of Level 3 Assets Process Continues, UPN Now in Play

A second deal this week concerning CenturyLink divestiture of Level 3 assets was announced by the company, with news that the Department of Justice has approved the sale of certain Level 3 assets to Unite Private Networks (UPN) of Kansas City. When completed, UPN will...Learn More

Syringa Networks Moves Closer to Acquiring Level 3 Network Assets

The Department of Justice has approved the purchase of Level 3 network assets in Idaho by Boise, Idaho based Syringa Networks. The deal fulfills certain divestiture requirements imposed by the DOJ for approval of CenturyLink’s acquisition of Level 3. The deal is only for the...Learn More

CFO: TDS Continuing to Eye Out-of-Market Expansion Through Fiber Overbuilds, Cable Acquisitions

TDS Telecom saw top-line wireline and cable growth rates of 1% and 10%, respectively, for 2017. Both of those numbers are above average – and according to TDS Telecom CFO Vicki Villacrez, TDS growth can be attributed, in large part, to the company’s ongoing investment...Learn More

Schurz Hiawatha Broadband Acquisition Completed

Schurz Communications’ acquisition of Hiawatha Broadband Communications has closed. The Schurz Hiawatha Broadband deal opens the southeast Minnesota region to Schurz. The acquired company will maintain local management, continue to be based in Winona, MN and maintain the Hiawatha name. Hiawatha offers gigabit broadband, telephone...Learn More

CFO: CenturyLink, Level 3 Synergies Include Moving Connections On-Net

Now that the CenturyLink, Level 3 merger has been completed, the company is pursuing synergies, as Sunit Patel, CFO of the merged company, still known as CenturyLink, explained at an investor conference today. Some of the CenturyLink, Level 3 synergies — including reduced head count...Learn More

Zayo Sells Minnesota ILEC to New Ulm Telecom

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Scott-Rice Telephone Co., a Minnesota ILEC (incumbent local exchange carrier), for $42 million to New Ulm Telecom, Inc. Zayo acquired Scott-Rice Telephone as part of its March 2017 purchase of...Learn More

Amdocs Completes Vubiquity Acquisition, Expanding Media Business

ST. LOUIS – Feb. 22, 2018 – Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX), a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Vubiquity, a leading provider of premium digital content services and technology solutions. This acquisition adds premium...Learn More

Foreign Interest in U.S. Fiber Assets is Growing as Oak Hill Sells FirstLight to Antin Infrastructure Partners

Antin Infrastructure Partners, a European-based investment firm, today entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire FirstLight, a fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast U.S.,  from Oak Hill Capital Partners IV. The value of the Antin FirstLight deal was not...Learn More

Clearfield Exec Sees Synergies in Purchase of Calix Powered Cabinet Portfolio

Fiber management equipment provider Clearfield expects to see strong demand for the outdoor powered cabinet portfolio it has acquired from broadband equipment provider Calix, said Kevin Morgan, Clearfield chief marketing officer, in an interview with Telecompetitor. The purchase price for the Clearfield Calix deal was...Learn More

NGN Connect Buys Back the Fixed Wireless Business It Sold to an Electric Cooperative

NGN Connect, a community-owned network operating in north Georgia, said today that it has reacquired the fixed wireless customer base and assets that it sold to Habersham Electric Membership Corporation (HEMC) in 2015. NGN Connect and HEMC are co-owners, along with Blue Ridge Electric Membership...Learn More

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