Crown Castle Announces Agreement to Acquire Wilcon

HOUSTON, April 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI) (“Crown Castle”) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Wilcon Holdings LLC (“Wilcon”) for approximately $600 million (subject to certain limited adjustments) from Pamlico Capital and other...Learn More

Latest Municipal Broadband Acquisition Comes from PEAK Internet

The latest municipal broadband acquisition involves Oregon-based PEAK Internet, who has acquired EPUD Internet Services and Eugene Free Net from Emerald People’s Utility District (EPUD), a publicly owned power company serving Lane County, Oregon. While the PEAK EPUD deal is less common than many of...Learn More

Windstream Beefs Up Unified Communications Portfolio with Broadview Acquisition

Just on the heels of closing its EarthLink acquisition, Windstream adds even more cloud and unified communications horsepower to its growing business services focus with an announced Broadview acquisition. Windstream has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Rye Brook, N.Y. based provider of unified...Learn More

Oak Hill Capital Partners to Use FirstLight Brand for Multiple Acquisitions

Assimilating a string of acquisitions, Oak Hill Capital Partners will use the FirstLight brand for that company as well as Oxford Networks and ION Communications. Oak Hill and FirstLight Fiber have been on an acquisitions spree of late, contributing to the trend of industry consolidation...Learn More

Accipter is Pinpoint Holdings’ Latest Distressed Telecom Assets Purchase

The news that Nebraska-based Pinpoint Holdings had purchased Arizona-based Accipter Communications, which operates as Zona Communications, is the latest example of telecom provider consolidation, but with a twist. Pinpoint bought Zona out of bankruptcy – a strategy Pinpoint has been using successfully. You could think...Learn More

$700 Million Southern Light Purchase Raises Uniti Non-Windstream Revenues to 30%

Uniti Group, the telecom real estate investment trust (REIT) that was spun out of Windstream Communications, said today that it plans to acquire Southern Light, operator of a fiber network serving tier two and three markets in the southeastern U.S. The Uniti Southern Light purchase...Learn More

5G Spectrum Drives $1.6 Billion AT&T Straight Path Purchase

AT&T said today that it plans to acquire Straight Path Communications in a $1.6 billion deal. Straight Path’s primary assets are spectrum licenses in bands suitable for 5G deployment. The AT&T Straight Path purchase will bring those licenses – in the 39 GHz and 28...Learn More

Wave Broadband Buying Spree Continues with Cascadelink Acquisition

Wave Broadband’s acquisition spree continues with the addition of Cascadelink, a competing Internet Service Provider (ISP) that provides symmetrical gigabit services to residential and commercial customers in multi-unit buildings throughout the Seattle area. Terms and conditions of the Wave Cascadelink acquisition weren’t disclosed, and the...Learn More

Liberty Interactive Buys GCI of Alaska

Liberty Interactive will buy GCI of Alaska in a somewhat complex reorganization plan. GCI provides wireless and triple play services throughout the state of Alaska, with reach into the continental U.S. as well. Liberty Interactive is part of cable pioneer John Malone’s empire, which includes...Learn More

FCC Reverses Charter Broadband Overbuild Condition

The FCC has reversed a previous decision to require Charter to bring broadband to one million U.S. homes that already have broadband service available to them. The requirement, imposed under the previous FCC administration, was a condition of commission approval of Charter’s plan to acquire...Learn More

Consolidated FairPoint Merger Gets Shareholder Approval

The proposed Consolidated FairPoint merger moved a step closer to completion today when shareholders of both companies approved the plan. The merger achieved close to 100% approval, with 96% and 98% of FairPoint and Consolidated voting shareholders, respectively, supporting the merger. The merger still requires...Learn More

With Shareholder Approval, CenturyLink – Level 3 Deal on Track to Close by Sept. 30th

Shareholders of both companies approved the $34 billion CenturyLink – Level 3 deal yesterday, helping clear the way for closing of the transaction by the end of 3Q 2017, CenturyLink announced. Just over 96% of the casted CenturyLink votes approved the transaction, and close to...Learn More

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