$10 Billion Frontier/ Verizon Deal Confirmed

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Frontier late yesterday confirmed its plans to acquire Verizon lines in California, Texas and Florida for $10.5 billion– a move that will nearly double Frontier’s voice broadband and video lines and dramatically boost the number of customers served by high-speed DSL or fiber-to-the-home. More than...Learn More

What’s at Stake in Expected $10 Billion Verizon-Frontier Deal

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Verizon and Frontier reportedly are close to announcing a deal for Verizon to sell part of its landline business in California, Texas and Florida to Frontier.  And as the industry awaits an official announcement, there has been a lot of speculation about which company has...Learn More

NTCA, ITTA, and COMPTEL Launch ‘Don’t Comcast the Internet’ Campaign

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Trade associations representing incumbent and competitive carriers have joined forces on a “Don’t Comcast the Internet” campaign opposing the pending Comcast – Time Warner merger. The associations include NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association, which represents small incumbent telcos; Comptel, which represents competitive carriers and ITTA (The...Learn More

AT&T to Acquire Nextel Mexico

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January 26, 2015 — DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AT&T1 has entered into an agreement with NII Holdings, Inc. to acquire its wireless business in Mexico for US$1.875 billion, less the outstanding net debt of the business at closing, in a transaction pursuant to Section 363 of the U.S....Learn More

Wilkes Communications/ TDS Deal: Wilkes CEO Has Gigabit Plans

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TDS Telecom plans to join its bigger telecom brethren in selling off rural lines – in this case about 3,000 lines in three North Carolina communities representing TDS’s entire North Carolina telecom holdings. But unlike with previous deals such as Frontier’s purchases of AT&T and...Learn More

$25,000 Per Member? Uncommon Sale Reveals Potential Telecom Cooperative Value

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Telecom cooperatives are rarely sold. But the sale of Wyoming-based cooperative Tri-County Telephone Association, which closed December 31, is an exception to the rule. The new owner is BHT Holdings, a company owned primarily by Neil Schlenker, a local resident and member of the cooperative....Learn More

JAB Broadband Acquires Idaho ISP

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January 09, 2015  — BOISE, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Digis, an operating division of wireless broadband industry-leader JAB Broadband (JAB), has today acquired the operations of One Wave Networks, an Idaho-based Internet provider. Effective immediately, Digis is providing a seamless Internet transition and expanded services to One Wave’s...Learn More

Global Capacity Completes Acquisition of MegaPath’s Network Services Business

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Chicago, IL, USA, January 06, 2015 — Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces the completion of its acquisition of MegaPath’s Network Services business unit, creating a $300 million company uniquely positioned to change how businesses and service providers buy data...Learn More

Telecom 2014: The Top 12 Stories Are All “To Be Continued”

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Telecompetitor covered a lot of big telecom stories in 2014, but there were 12 that stood out in my mind – and I thought readers might find it helpful to see them all recapped in one place. If there is any single common thread among...Learn More

CEO: Charlottesville is Just the Beginning of Ting Gigabit Plans

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Add Ting Fiber to the list of companies planning gigabit networks. And add Charlottesville, Virginia to the list of cities slated to receive gigabit service – a market Ting Fiber plans to enter by purchasing 70% of fiber-to-the-home network operator Blue Ridge InternetWorks. Ting Fiber’s...Learn More

Moss Adams’ CHR Acquisition Consolidates Tier 3 Telecom Suppliers

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Moss Adams LLP’s plan to acquire the regulatory compliance and financial consulting portion of CHR Solutions, announced yesterday, will bring together two key suppliers with a strong focus on the Tier 3 telecom market. Moss Adams is one of the largest accounting and business consulting...Learn More

CenturyLink Acquires Big Data Analytics Firm

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MONROE, La. and SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 11, 2014 /CNW/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the acquisition of Cognilytics, a leading provider of advanced predictive analytics and Big Data solutions to mid-sized and large enterprises. Cognilytics helps businesses convert “data to decisions” through...Learn More