Exec Details C Spire Electric Utility Partnership to Build Fiber Network

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A C Spire electric utility company partnership announced today aims to bring more than 300 miles of fiber to remote areas of Mississippi. The partnership with Entergy Mississippi calls for C Spire to build and own the network, with Entergy contributing construction costs, explained C...Learn More

Indatel Network ‘Tent Stakes’ Strategy Hopes to Expand National Reach

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Indatel, a provider of connectivity to rural and urban areas nationwide, is embarking on a new strategy it calls “Tent Stakes,” which it hopes will extend the Indatel network reach. Until now Indatel members primarily have included statewide and regional networks operated by small rural...Learn More

NTIA Updates $4 Billion Broadband Stimulus Program Results

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The Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) is winding towards a close, according to the latest quarterly update from NTIA, which highlights broadband stimulus program results. The report dated October 2015 but only released publicly last week, provides a summary of what the BTOP program had...Learn More

Maine Fiber Promises 60% Rate Reduction for Rural Broadband, Targets Municipals

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Hoping to “change the math” for rural broadband in Maine, a middle mile provider is introducing some interesting incentives for last mile broadband access. Maine Fiber Company (MFC) on November 13 announced two ¨open access¨ broadband initiatives that present funding and savings opportunities for projects...Learn More

NGN – iRis Interconnection is Latest Independent Network Partnership

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Demand for Ethernet services and direct Internet access (DIA) with built-in QoS are driving two regional fiber networks to formally interconnect and peer with each other. It’s a theme being heard across the independent carrier industry – enterprise and service provider customers are looking for...Learn More

Zayo/ EAGLE-Net Deal: Are EAGLE-Net Troubles Over?

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Colorado intergovernmental entity EAGLE-Net Alliance has entered into a partnership with Zayo Group to oversee and support EAGLE-Net’s statewide fiber network. The agreement is an interim one but according to a press release the companies hope to establish a long-term relationship. Zayo, also based in...Learn More

Syringa Networks Looks to 100G With ADVA Optical Gear

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Boise, Idaho, USA. February 5, 2014. ADVA Optical Networking announced today that Syringa Networks has deployed the ADVA FSP 3000 to answer continued bandwidth growth. Headquartered in Idaho and serving areas within Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and Utah, Syringa Networks serves a broad range of vertical...Learn More

Golden Bear Broadband to Bring Broadband to Rural California

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REDDING, CA – Dec 11, 2012 –Native Business Enterprises (NBE) and Siskiyou Telephone Company have joined forces to form Golden Bear Broadband (GBB LLC) to implement a comprehensive fiber-based broadband capability across 16 rural Northern California counties, the Northern California Regional Middle-Mile Infrastructure (NCRMMI). GBB...Learn More

Middle Mile Provider FiberLight Secures $105 Million Financing Package from CoBank

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ATLANTA, GA – Dec. 5, 2012 – FiberLight, LLC announced today the securing of a new long-term syndicated financing arrangement lead by CoBank, ACB. The confirmed financial securement was for a senior secured note and revolver totaling $105 million. This will allow FiberLight to continue...Learn More

Regional Fiber Network Chooses ADVA for Middle Mile Network

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September 10, 2012 — ADVA Optical Networking announced today that Bluebird Network has selected the ADVA FSP 3000 for a government-stimulus-funded project that will enable the extension of broadband services to underserved regions in Missouri. Bluebird’s Missouri Ultra-High Capacity Middle Mile Project is supported by...Learn More

Cable Company Chooses Adtran for Stimulus Project

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that Troy Cable selected ADTRAN as a strategic partner to deliver a full range of carrier access and enterprise solutions for the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) funded SmartBand Project. Troy...Learn More

Special Access Fight Brewing

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Industry stakeholders are lining up in support of or opposition to changes to special access price methodology proposed this week by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. Currently large incumbent carriers have considerable flexibility in how they price special access circuits, which are used by competitive carriers,...Learn More

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