Wave Broadband Gigabit Footprint Expanded

Competitive broadband provider Wave Broadband today launched its Gig Speed Internet service for residential and business customers throughout its West Coast coverage areas. The Wave Broadband gigabit footprint now covers the company’s entire Washington, Oregon and California serving area. Wave had previously offered those speeds...Learn More

Fastest Average U.S. Download Speeds by Carrier: Upstarts, Cable, Fios Top BroadbandNow List

Stealth Communications, a competitive carrier providing service to businesses in New York City, offers the fastest average download speeds of the top 40 carriers in the U.S., according to new research from BroadbandNow, a company formed to fill in gaps left behind when the government...Learn More

$2.3B Wave Broadband Acquisition by RCN Will Create Sixth Largest Cable Broadband Operator

In its latest deal, TPG Capital is backing RCN’s $2.3 billion Wave Broadband acquisition. Wave Broadband will join TPG Capital’s cable and broadband portfolio, which also already includes RCN and Grande Communications – two operators that, like Wave, are focused on multi-play offerings including broadband...Learn More

Wave Broadband Buying Spree Continues with Cascadelink Acquisition

Wave Broadband’s acquisition spree continues with the addition of Cascadelink, a competing Internet Service Provider (ISP) that provides symmetrical gigabit services to residential and commercial customers in multi-unit buildings throughout the Seattle area. Terms and conditions of the Wave Cascadelink acquisition weren’t disclosed, and the...Learn More

Wave Buys Cascade in Yet Another Fiber Consolidation Deal

A regional provider of business and residential gigabit fiber network services, Washington state’s Wave on Jan. 20 announced it had acquired Cascade Networks. As Wave buys Cascade, it will gain more than 350 route miles to add to its West Coast fiber network, Wave highlights...Learn More

Fiber Network Consolidation: Wave Buys Two Operators

Fiber network consolidation news comes this week from Kirkland, Washington-based network operator Wave, which made two acquisitions. The company also gained an additional $125 million to an existing first lien loan that will enable it to continue expanding its northern West Coast fiber network services...Learn More

Cable Contract Dispute: ACA Calls AMC Conduct “Unconscionable”

Disputes between small video providers and video content provider AMC Networks (AMCN) are escalating. As Telecompetitor previously reported, small video service providers that get content through the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) are facing the possible loss of programming from AMCN. And as the year-end...Learn More

Wave Launches New Cloud-based Business Phone System

KIRKLAND, WA, December 2, 2015– Wave Broadband today introduced Hosted Voice for business customers. The affordable, cloud-based phone system replaces legacy, installed PBX switches at a fraction of the cost, runs on Wave’s fiber internet backbone, and efficiently scales with businesses as they grow. Hosted...Learn More

Wave Acquires Data Center and Ethernet Provider Layer42

KIRKLAND, WA and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 10, 2015 – Wave (www.wavebroadband.com), a gigabit fiber and broadband services company, today announced that it has acquired Layer42 Networks (www.layer42.com), a provider of business-to-business Internet connectivity, colocation, and data transport services.  Layer42 brings Wave a strong...Learn More

Wave Launches Residential Gigabit Internet Service In San Francisco

KIRKLAND, WA, JUNE 11, 2015- Wave (www.wavebroadband.com), a gigabit fiber and broadband services company, today announced the launch of its Wave-G gigabit service in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wave-G symmetrical gigabit and 100 Mbps internet service is now live and available at San Francisco’s...Learn More

Wave Broadband Quietly Adds Residential Gigabit

One network operator that is pursuing residential gigabit services quite broadly also has made relatively little fanfare about it. Wave Broadband began offering residential gigabit service in 2013 when it acquired CondoInternet, a broadband provider that specialized in bringing fiber to multi-dwelling units and to...Learn More

CenturyLink Exec Details 100 Gbps Backbone and Metro Upgrade

Pieter Poll, senior vice president of national and international network planning, engineering and construction for CenturyLink expects the carrier’s U.S. 100 Gbps wavelength service deployment, announced today, to be popular with large enterprise, government and wholesale customers. In addition, Poll said in an email to...Learn More

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