Spirit Communications Acquired as EQT Fiber Investment Continues

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Just a few months after global investment firm EQT Partners announced plans to purchase fiber network operator Lumos Networks, EQT fiber investment continued today with the announcement of another U.S. fiber network deal. EQT said it would purchase a majority stake in Spirit Communications, a...Learn More

Downplaying Data Centers, CenturyLink Cloud Strategy Views Connectivity as a Better Play

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Like some other telecom service providers, CenturyLink has shifted away from the data center business. The company also has shifted their public cloud approach, adding additional capabilities for a multi-cloud approach, noted CenturyLink executives at financial conferences this week. The CenturyLink cloud strategy is now...Learn More

CEO: Uniti Group Seeks Partners for Fiber Asset Purchases

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Uniti Group, the real estate investment trust (REIT) spun off from Windstream several years ago, is exploring the purchase of fiber assets through partnerships with other companies and has seen “substantial interest” from potential partners, said Kenny Gunderman, Uniti Group CEO at a financial conference...Learn More

Cox Communications Acquires Blueprint RF

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ATLANTA, Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications today announced that it has finalized its acquisition of Blueprint RF, a leading managed network solutions provider serving major hotel brands and hotel properties across the United States. The acquisition of Blueprint RF, based in Norcross, Ga., immediately expands Cox Business’...Learn More

AT&T Touts Fewer TV Commercial Interruptions as Potential Benefit of Time Warner Merger

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AT&T envisions the possibility that the number of ads during TV shows could decrease when the company’s planned merger with Time Warner is completed, said AT&T Chief Financial Officer John Stephens at an investor conference today. AT&T addressable advertising capabilities will improve dramatically with Time...Learn More

TDS Cable Acquisition Strategy Continues, Scoops Up Crestview Cable

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Crestview Cable of central Oregon is the latest cable company acquisition from TDS Telecom. The Crestview transaction highlights an ongoing TDS cable acquisition strategy, joining neighboring Bend Broadband and Baja Broadband as cable broadband subsidiaries of the telecom carrier. Crestview Cable serves 21K addresses in...Learn More

Fiber Densification Drives WOW!-Verizon Chicago Deal

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WideOpenWest (WOW!) and Verizon announced a pair of deals that will transfer ownership and upgrade part of a fiber network now owned by WOW! in the Chicago market. This WOW!-Verizon Chicago deal highlights ongoing investments by the carrier community for fiber rich networks. The first...Learn More

The Need to Compete Flexibly and Globally Behind Discovery’s $14.6B Acquisition of Scripps

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The great changes in how content is packaged and delivered and the desire to compete worldwide are two drivers of Discovery Communications’ acquisition of Scripps Network Interactive, according to the companies. The goal is to increase Discovery’s depth and reach. “We believe that by coming...Learn More

Charter – Sprint M&A Not Dead? Softbank Reportedly Planning a Purchase Offer

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The possibility that Charter might buy Sprint appeared to be dead as of late yesterday, when Charter gave reporters a statement saying the company wasn’t interested in acquiring Sprint. But SoftBank, the company that controls Sprint, apparently isn’t giving up on the idea of Charter...Learn More

Windstream Completes Acquisition of Broadview Networks

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Broadview Networks Holdings, Inc. Windstream announced the $227.5 million all-cash transaction on April 13, 2017. “The addition of Broadview advances our strategy to differentiate ourselves...Learn More

Schurz Completes Acquisition of Vast Broadband Systems in Northwest Iowa and Southeast South Dakota

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(Mishawaka, IN) – On July 1, Schurz Communications completed the acquisition of Vast Broadband network facilities and customers in northwest Iowa and southeast South Dakota. These new systems complement existing Schurz properties operating as Long Lines Broadband www.longlines.com based in Sergeant Bluff, IA which Schurz...Learn More

Crown Castle Lightower Acquisition Announced

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Crown Castle Internajtional today announced that it has agreed to acquire LTS Group Holdings LLC – Lightower – for about $7.1 billion in cash. The Crown Castle Lightower acquisition will provide Crown Castle with about 32,000 route miles of fiber in the New York City,...Learn More

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