Rural Businesses Benefitting from Alaska Communications’ Expanded Broadband Offerings

March 14, 2018 — ANCHORAGE, Alaska–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Doing business in Alaska’s arctic region, off the road system, comes with a unique set of logistical and technological challenges. Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) is working with rural businesses to provide solutions, allowing them to be more connected than ever. “Many businesses...Learn More

CenturyLink Divestiture of Level 3 Assets Process Continues, UPN Now in Play

A second deal this week concerning CenturyLink divestiture of Level 3 assets was announced by the company, with news that the Department of Justice has approved the sale of certain Level 3 assets to Unite Private Networks (UPN) of Kansas City. When completed, UPN will...Learn More

Syringa Networks Moves Closer to Acquiring Level 3 Network Assets

The Department of Justice has approved the purchase of Level 3 network assets in Idaho by Boise, Idaho based Syringa Networks. The deal fulfills certain divestiture requirements imposed by the DOJ for approval of CenturyLink’s acquisition of Level 3. The deal is only for the...Learn More

Bluebird Network Underground Data Center to Expand

Bluebird Network, a Midwest telecommunications company, said today that it has begun an expansion of an underground data center, a project that will go to bid in late May. The data center is located in an underground mine in Springfield, Mo. Bluebird Network, headquartered in...Learn More

Foreign Interest in U.S. Fiber Assets is Growing as Oak Hill Sells FirstLight to Antin Infrastructure Partners

Antin Infrastructure Partners, a European-based investment firm, today entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire FirstLight, a fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast U.S.,  from Oak Hill Capital Partners IV. The value of the Antin FirstLight deal was not...Learn More

NGN Connect Buys Back the Fixed Wireless Business It Sold to an Electric Cooperative

NGN Connect, a community-owned network operating in north Georgia, said today that it has reacquired the fixed wireless customer base and assets that it sold to Habersham Electric Membership Corporation (HEMC) in 2015. NGN Connect and HEMC are co-owners, along with Blue Ridge Electric Membership...Learn More

Exec Details C Spire Electric Utility Partnership to Build Fiber Network

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

Conterra Acquisition Expands Gulf Coast Fiber Network

Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings, Inc. is acquiring Network USA, LLC and Sun America, LLC, two affiliated Louisiana-based regional fiber-optic network services businesses known as NUSA., for an undisclosed price. The Conterra acquisition will increase that company’s fiber presence by nearly 3,000 miles in two of...Learn More

$31.5 Million Zayo Neutral Path Purchase is Latest in String of Acquisitions, Strengthens Midwest Presence

Zayo Group Holdings is continuing its growth through acquisition, announcing today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Neutral Path Communications and Near North Partners for $31.5 million. The Zayo Neutral Path purchase will add 452 owned...Learn More

Novacap Horizon Telcom Acquisition is Fiber-Focused

Canadian private equity firm Novacap TMT has agreed to acquire Ohio-based fiber network operator Horizon Telcom for an undisclosed price. Under terms of the agreement, Novacap will acquire the company from its current owners, who include over 280 shareholders. At the closing of the transaction, Novacap...Learn More

Atlantic Broadband To Acquire All Assets of FiberLight, LLC’s South Florida Fiber Network

January 25, 2018 — QUINCY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Atlantic Broadband, the nation’s 9th largest cable operator has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the entire South Florida fiber network from FiberLight, LLC, an industry leader in providing high-performance fiber-optic network solutions. Upon completion of the agreement, Atlantic Broadband...Learn More

Finger Lakes Technologies Group is Now FirstLight

Albany, NY – January 15, 2018 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that it is substantially complete with the integration of Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”) and that FLTG is now officially FirstLight. The brand change follows the successful acquisition of...Learn More

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