Private Equity Company Sees Telecom Opportunities

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Some private equity firms have been extra cautious about investing in telecom companies since the telecom crash of the early 2000s. One firm that never left the telecom market, however, is M/C Partners. And that decision seems to have been a good one for the...Learn More

Windstream Steps Up Their SMB Game

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Windstream has been quite busy these past few years transforming their business from a rural focused local exchange carrier to an enterprise, wholesale, and broadband focused integrated communications carrier. Much of that transformation has focused on large scale endeavors like data center investment and large...Learn More

Windstream Closes on PAETEC

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq:WIN) announced today it has completed its acquisition of PAETEC Holding Corp. in a transaction valued at approximately $2.3 billion. PAETEC shareholders received 0.460 shares of Windstream stock for each PAETEC share owned at...Learn More

PAETEC to Power Rural New York Tele-Health Network

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PAETEC Holding Corp. announced that will provide the Rural Area Health Education Center (R-AHEC) with a high-speed IP network for the Western New York Rural Broadband Healthcare Network. Valued at $6 million, the 60-month contract will provide broadband IP networking for 38 facilities, including advanced...Learn More

FCC Approves Windstream-PAETEC

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Nov 22, 2011 — LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq: WIN) announced today the Federal Communications Commission has approved its application to acquire PAETEC Holding Corp. The companies announced the transaction on Aug. 1. “This merger creates a $6 billion company with nationwide reach...Learn More

PAETEC Intros 200 Mbps Ethernet over Copper

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FAIRPORT, N.Y. – August 8, 2011-PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ GS: PAET), a national competitive provider of communications solutions, today announced that it has successfully provisioned high-rate Ethernet services in excess of 200 megabits per second (Mbps) via its advanced Ethernet-over-Copper (EoC) network. Using industry leader...Learn More

Windstream to Acquire PAETEC

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Windstream is up to their own M&A tricks again with news today they are acquiring Fairpoint, NY based CLEC PAETEC in a transaction valued at approximately $2.3 billion. Windstream will issue stock worth $893 million and assume $1.4 billion in PAETEC debt to close the...Learn More

PAETEC to Open Major Mid-Atlantic Data Center

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MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ GS: PAET), a Fortune 1000 company that provides advanced communication solutions to businesses nationwide, today announced plans for the deployment of a new data center in McLean, Va., approximately ten miles northwest of Washington, D.C. The center, which includes...Learn More

PAETEC Launches 100 Mb/s with Ethernet over Copper

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HERNDON, VA — May 3, 2011 — PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ GS: PAET), a Fortune 1000 company that provides advanced communication solutions to businesses nationwide, today announced it has enabled its network with 100 Mbps Ethernet over Copper (EoC) technology leveraging Overture Networks’ next generation...Learn More

PAETEC Continues Acquisition Strategy, Acquires XETA

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PAETEC announced its latest acquisition today, acquiring XETA for $61 million or $5.50 per share. Oklahoma based XETA is an enterprise systems integrator, providing voice and data solutions to business customers.   “This transaction highlights our strategy to increase our capabilities to service enterprise CIOs...Learn More

PAETEC to Acquire Cavalier, CLEC Consolidation Continues

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Consolidation in all sectors of telecom continues with the latest deal in the CLEC segment. PAETEC, a large Fairpoint, NY based CLEC announced their intention to acquire Richmond, Va based CLEC Cavalier for $470 million in cash. This move by PAETEC follows the recent ‘super...Learn More

PAETEC Opens Data Center

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ANDOVER, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ GS: PAET), a FORTUNE 1000 company which provides data, voice, and Internet solutions to business-class customers nationwide, officially opened an expansive, high-tech data center today in Andover, MA, approximately 24 miles north of Boston. This new flagship center will...Learn More