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

Deloitte Calls for $150B Fiber Infrastructure Investment for U.S. to Reach Full Digital Potential

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A $130 billion to $150 billion fiber infrastructure investment is required in the U.S. to unleash innovation, close the digital divide, and fully prepare the country for 5G, according to a report from management consulting firm Deloitte. The report says the investment is needed over...Learn More

Fiber Network Consolidation Continues with LOGIX Alpheus Acquisition

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Private equity investment groups continue to drive consolidation, as well reshuffle, ownership of fiber and wireless broadband networks, other assets and business portfolios across the U.S. Houston, Texas-based LOGIX Communications yesterday announced a definitive agreement to acquire Alpheus, a provider of metro and regional fiber,...Learn More

Windstream Expands Metro Fiber Network in Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in Knoxville, Tennessee’s third-largest city. Windstream’s expansion will provide the area’s growing business community with world-class fiber...Learn More

CEO: Great Plains Communications Sees International Opportunities

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We were surprised to see Great Plains Communications exhibiting at International Telecoms Week in Chicago this week. The company operates a statewide Nebraska wholesale fiber network that also connects to several other cities in the central U.S., including Chicago, Denver, Des Moines, Kansas City, Minneapolis...Learn More

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