Vonage to Acquire Unified Communications Provider

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HOLMDEL, N.J., Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Telesphere Networks Ltd., an industry-leading provider of Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) solutions to larger enterprises in the small and medium business (SMB) sector, for $114...Learn More

Level 3 Completes Acquisition of tw telecom

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) announced it completed its acquisition of tw telecom. The transaction further positions the company as a global leader in the rapidly evolving business communications market. The combined company provides enterprise, government and...Learn More

AT&T Sale of Connecticut Lines to Frontier Completed

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October 24, 2014 — STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) today announced completion of its $2 billion acquisition of AT&T Inc.’s (NYSE: T) wireline business, statewide fiber network, and U-verse operations in Connecticut. As part of the acquisition, Frontier also acquired AT&T’s DISH satellite TV...Learn More

Enventis Shareholders Approve Merger with Consolidated Communications

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MANKATO, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 8, 2014– Enventis Corporation (NASDAQ: ENVE), formerly HickoryTech, today announced that Enventis shareholders overwhelmingly approved the proposed merger with Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNSL) at their special meeting held earlier today. The voting results indicate more than 92 percent of votes...Learn More

BroadbandVision: Practical Advice, a Glimpse at the Future

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The BroadbandVision conference in Las Vegas this week offered network operators the opportunity to share business tips with one another and to learn about new business and technology developments heading their way. The event brought together large and small broadband service providers, with a wide...Learn More

Integra Completes Acquisition of World Communications, Inc.

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VANCOUVER, Wash., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Integra™, a provider of fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology solutions, has completed its acquisition of Seattle-based World Communications, Inc. (WCI) following the receipt of regulatory approvals. The acquisition, which was first announced in July, brings to Integra...Learn More

CEO: Windstream Business Only Broadband Purchase Will Boost Margins

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Windstream Communications hopes to minimize its reliance on other carriers for access links to its network with its purchase of Business Only Broadband, said Windstream CEO Jeff Gardner in an interview. Business Only Broadband is a broadband wireless provider focused on the enterprise market with...Learn More

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