Wireless Tower Dispute May Derail BVU Optinet Municipal Broadband Sale

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A planned municipal broadband sale of BVU Optinet is in jeopardy, thanks to a disagreement regarding wireless tower assets. One of the early pioneers in municipal broadband, Bristol, Virginia based BVU Optinet was put up for sale back in February 2016 for $50 million to...Learn More

ViaWest to Combine with Peak 10, Creating Hybrid IT Solutions Provider

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. and DENVER, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Peak 10 Inc. (“Peak 10”), a portfolio company of GI Partners, and ViaWest, Inc. (“ViaWest”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX: SJR.B; NYSE: SJR), today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under...Learn More

CEO: Consolidated Fairpoint Opportunities Include Fios Gigabit Upgrades

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Gigabit service could be coming to Fios fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) markets in northern New England when Consolidated Communications acquisition of Fairpoint Communications is completed, said Consolidated CEO Bob Udell yesterday. Although he cited a range of Consolidated Fairpoint opportunities, the possibility of upgrading the Fios markets...Learn More

CenturyLink Announces CEO Succession Plan

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MONROE, La., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that upon closing of the CenturyLink – Level 3 acquisition, Jeff Storey, currently president and CEO of Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT), will join CenturyLink as its president and chief operating officer....Learn More

Fiber Network Consolidation Continues with LOGIX Alpheus Acquisition

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Private equity investment groups continue to drive consolidation, as well reshuffle, ownership of fiber and wireless broadband networks, other assets and business portfolios across the U.S. Houston, Texas-based LOGIX Communications yesterday announced a definitive agreement to acquire Alpheus, a provider of metro and regional fiber,...Learn More

Minnesota and Virginia Approve CenturyLink – Level 3 Merger

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MONROE, La., May 30, 2017 – These two states joined Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Ohio, Utah and West Virginia in approving the merger. The merger also recently received regulatory clearance from Puerto Rico and Montana, joining Connecticut, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada and Texas in...Learn More

Sonus Genband Merger Seeks Scale, Complementary Products, Values Combined Company at $745M

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A planned Sonus Genband merger, announced today, aims to “create a leader in next-generation communications networking, with increased scale and market reach across products, customers and geographies,” the companies said. Shareholders of each company will own approximately 50% of the combined entity. Sonus CEO Raymond...Learn More

CEO: AT&T Time Warner Plans Include Better Content Monetization, More Mobile Integration

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AT&T sees significant opportunities for monetizing the content assets it will own when its planned acquisition of Time Warner is completed, noted AT&T CEO, Chairman and President Randall Stephenson today in a question-and-answer session at an investor conference, where he discussed AT&T Time Warner plans....Learn More

$2.3B Wave Broadband Acquisition by RCN Will Create Sixth Largest Cable Broadband Operator

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In its latest deal, TPG Capital is backing RCN’s $2.3 billion Wave Broadband acquisition. Wave Broadband will join TPG Capital’s cable and broadband portfolio, which also already includes RCN and Grande Communications – two operators that, like Wave, are focused on multi-play offerings including broadband...Learn More

Verizon Pulls the Rug from Under AT&T, Buys Straight Path, Gaining Huge High-Band Spectrum Holdings

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Verizon, not AT&T, will buy Straight Path Communications, holder of a huge amount of high-band spectrum in the 28 GHz and 39 GHz frequency bands that could be well suited to supporting high-bandwidth 5G services. Just a few weeks ago, AT&T announced it would acquire...Learn More

Consolidated FairPoint Roadmap: 15 Mbps Capable Connections Will Be Upgraded First

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Consolidated Communications hopes to complete its acquisition of FairPoint in mid-summer, said Consolidated CEO Bob Udell yesterday. When that occurs, a Consolidated FairPoint roadmap will prioritize upgrading broadband lines currently capable of supporting speeds of 15 Mbps to support 20-100 Mbps, Udell told attendees at...Learn More

TDS Completes Acquisition of Sun Prairie Assets

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MADISON, Wis. (May 8, 2017) — TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS®), a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., announces the purchase of the telecommunications assets of Sun Prairie Utilities (SPU) in Sun Prairie, Wis. Earlier this year, TDS announced plans to acquire the SPU assets...Learn More

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