FirstLight 186 Communications Acquisition Completed

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The FirstLight 186 Communications acquisition, announced in July, has been completed. Northeast-based FirstLight says that it now has completed four acquisitions during the past year. “The past year has been a momentous one of growth and advancement for FirstLight, and today’s completed acquisition of 186...Learn More

FirstLight Selects IDI for Billing Platform

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October 17, 2017 — VICTOR, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDI Billing Solutions, a global provider of cloud-based Billing and Order Management solutions for Communication Service Providers, announced today that it was selected by FirstLight Fiber to implement its award winning CostGuard® application. FirstLight, headquartered in Albany, New York, is a leading provider...Learn More

President: Unite Private Networks Small Cell Expansion is Latest Example of Success Based Fiber Build Strategy

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A Unite Private Networks small cell expansion announced today is the latest example of the company’s success based fiber build strategy, explained Unite President Jason Adkins in an interview with Telecompetitor. “We don’t just build fiber and hope [customers] will come,” said Adkins. Instead, the...Learn More

Indatel Network Now Has 275K Lit Buildings Across 30 States, With One Million in Reach

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National fiber network provider Indatel announced their collective network now reaches 275K buildings for Ethernet and other connectivity. That number will grow to 500K by the end of the year on the Indatel network, and is expected to reach 1 million+ by early 2018. Indatel’s...Learn More

Dakota Carrier Network Data Center Expands, Eyeing Nationwide Business

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Dakota Carrier Network, owned by 15 local telcos, has announced its fourth data center expansion project in just over a decade. The company said last week that it would build a 14,000-square foot Tier III data center in Fargo, N.D. that will be connected to...Learn More

Spirit Communications Acquired as EQT Fiber Investment Continues

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Just a few months after global investment firm EQT Partners announced plans to purchase fiber network operator Lumos Networks, EQT fiber investment continued today with the announcement of another U.S. fiber network deal. EQT said it would purchase a majority stake in Spirit Communications, a...Learn More

CEO: Uniti Group Seeks Partners for Fiber Asset Purchases

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Uniti Group, the real estate investment trust (REIT) spun off from Windstream several years ago, is exploring the purchase of fiber assets through partnerships with other companies and has seen “substantial interest” from potential partners, said Kenny Gunderman, Uniti Group CEO at a financial conference...Learn More

Fiber Densification Drives WOW!-Verizon Chicago Deal

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WideOpenWest (WOW!) and Verizon announced a pair of deals that will transfer ownership and upgrade part of a fiber network now owned by WOW! in the Chicago market. This WOW!-Verizon Chicago deal highlights ongoing investments by the carrier community for fiber rich networks. The first...Learn More

Crown Castle Lightower Acquisition Announced

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Crown Castle Internajtional today announced that it has agreed to acquire LTS Group Holdings LLC – Lightower – for about $7.1 billion in cash. The Crown Castle Lightower acquisition will provide Crown Castle with about 32,000 route miles of fiber in the New York City,...Learn More

FirstLight Acquisitions Spree Continues with 186 Purchase

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The FirstLight acquisitions spree continues today with the news that the company plans to purchase 186 Communications. Like other FirstLight acquisitions, 186 operates in the Northeast – specifically Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. According to today’s press release, FirstLight is poised to operate approximately 14,000...Learn More

Long Independence Day Holiday Weekend Yields Closing of Multiple Fiber Acquisition Deals

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Not everyone got an opportunity at a long holiday weekend earlier this week. Multiple fiber acquisition deals valued at over $2 billion closed on Monday July 3rd, including Consolidated-FairPoint and Uniti-Southern Light/Hunt. Consolidated’s $1.3 billion purchase of FairPoint will create a top ten fiber provider...Learn More

Chariton Valley Announces Fiber Expansion Plan

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Chariton Valley’s CEO/GM, Kirby Underberg announced a $6 million-dollar fiber expansion plan for the town of Brookfield to a crowd of over 65 business leaders and dignitaries at the Brickhouse Bar & Grill on Wednesday, June 21st. While fiber coming to Brookfield was not a...Learn More

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