Schurz Completes Agreement to Acquire Hiawatha Broadband Communications

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(Mishawaka, IN) – On October 3, Schurz Communications completed the purchase agreement to acquire Winona-based, Hiawatha Broadband Communications serving communities in Southeast Minnesota. The acquisition is consistent with Schurz’ focus on expanding its broadband operations in communities that are growing and committed to deploying the...Learn More

CFO: Uniti Group Non-Windstream Revenue Should Hit 50% Within Two Years

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Uniti Group non-Windstream revenue should hit 50% of total revenue within two years, said Uniti Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, and Treasurer Mark Wallace at an investor conference today. That would be a substantial increase from the current 30% level. The company expects...Learn More

GTT Acquires Transbeam

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October 03, 2017 — MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today the acquisition of Transbeam, a provider of managed data and voice services, for $28 million in cash. This strategic combination: Adds marquee U.S. clients in...Learn More

DOJ Approval of CenturyLink, Level 3 Deal Includes Relatively Few Conditions

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CenturyLink’s plan to acquire Level 3 moved closer to finalization late yesterday with the news that the Department of Justice has approved the deal. The DOJ approval of the CenturyLink, Level 3 deal comes with relatively few conditions. CenturyLink will have to divest Level 3...Learn More

T-Mobile to Acquire Iowa Wireless

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T-Mobile announced yesterday that it is acquiring Iowa Wireless, a regional wireless provider that serves Iowa, western Illinois and eastern Nebraska. If the deal closes to acquire iWireless, as is it’s known, T-Mobile will gain a assets including about 75,000 subscribers and 103 full service...Learn More

TDS Gigabit Launched in Former Municipal Broadband Market

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TDS gigabit broadband service will be available soon in parts of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin only 140 days after the carrier acquired Sun Prairie (WI) Utilities. TDS will begin rolling out fiber-to-the-home to support broadband, video and voice service this week at pre-registered homes in the...Learn More

FirstLight Completes Acquisition of Finger Lakes Technologies Group

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Albany, NY – September 20, 2017 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”).  This latest acquisition is just one of several that FirstLight has successfully completed during the last...Learn More

TIA, QuEST Forum to Merge

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In a consolidation of two associations dedicated to the interests of the telecommunications industry, QuEST Forum will become part of The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). When the definitive TIA, QuEST Forum agreement is finalized, the QuEST Forum “community will become an active part of TIA,”...Learn More

GTT Completes Acquisition of Global Capacity

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McLean, VA, September 18, 2017 — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Global Capacity, a provider of networking services connecting enterprises to high-value cloud and business destinations. The addition...Learn More

CenturyLink Announces Revised Timeframe for Closing of Level 3 Acquisition

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MONROE, La., Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced it is updating the closing timeframe for its acquisition of Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT). Based on the proposed decision filed by the California Administrative Law Judge last Friday recognizing that...Learn More

Uniti Group: Diversification Away From Windstream is a Priority

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When Windstream stock values took a plunge after the company cut its dividend several weeks ago, Uniti Group’s stock moved in near-lockstep. Almost two and a half years after Uniti Group was spun out of Windstream as a telecom-focused real estate investment trust (REIT), it...Learn More

MaxxSouth Broadband, Ripley Video Cable to Combine

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Block Communications, the parent company of MaxxSouth Broadband, said late yesterday that it plans to acquire Ripley Video Cable. The MaxxSouth Broadband, Ripley deal will bring together two companies that provide broadband and video service in Mississippi. MaxxSouth also provides service in parts of Alabama....Learn More

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