Uniti Group CEO Envisions Non-Windstream Revenues Coming From Windstream Assets

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Uniti Group Windstream plans could include selling capacity on fiber currently leased exclusively to Windstream to other carriers, said Uniti Group President and CEO Kenny Gunderman at an investor conference today. From Uniti Group’s point of view, the goal would be to decrease the company’s...Learn More

With FCC Approval of the CenturyLink Level 3 Merger in Hand, Deal is Set to Close Wednesday

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With FCC approval of the CenturyLink Level 3 merger announced today, the stage is set for the deal to close Wednesday, CenturyLink said today. The deal already has received all other necessary approvals, a press release states.  Earlier this month, the Department of Justice approved...Learn More

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

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

SDN Streamlines Virtualized Open Access Network for Idaho Municipality Ammon Fiber

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Software defined networking (SDN) technology is making it easier for multiple service providers to share a community-owned virtualized open access network in Ammon, Idaho. Two service providers already have signed on to offer broadband at speeds of up to 1 Gbps over the community-owned network...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

CEO: Consolidated Fairpoint Opportunities Include Fios Gigabit Upgrades

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Gigabit service could be coming to Fios fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) markets in northern New England when Consolidated Communications acquisition of Fairpoint Communications is completed, said Consolidated CEO Bob Udell yesterday. Although he cited a range of Consolidated Fairpoint opportunities, the possibility of upgrading the Fios markets...Learn More

Windstream SDNow Introduces SDN Orchestration into the Cloud, Data Centers

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With Windstream SDNow, Windstream continues its push into wholesale and enterprise markets by targeting optical wave orchestration opportunities in the data center, and ultimately the cloud. SDN orchestration automates network functions, including provisioning, and removes human intervention with equipment to accomplish networking tasks, often involving...Learn More

FCC Won’t Regulate Most Business Data Services Pricing, Aims to Speed Copper Retirement

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The FCC today opted not to regulate pricing for most business data services and began a process aimed at making it easier for service providers to retire copper networks. The moves on business data services pricing and copper retirement came during the commission’s monthly meeting....Learn More

$700 Million Southern Light Purchase Raises Uniti Non-Windstream Revenues to 30%

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Uniti Group, the telecom real estate investment trust (REIT) that was spun out of Windstream Communications, said today that it plans to acquire Southern Light, operator of a fiber network serving tier two and three markets in the southeastern U.S. The Uniti Southern Light purchase...Learn More

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