CFO: Anchor Tenant Fiber Builds Yield Strong Growth for Uniti Group

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Uniti Group, the telecom real estate investment trust (REIT) spun out from Windstream several years ago, has been doing a lot of targeted fiber builds since the spin-off. At an investor conference today, Windstream CFO, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Mark Wallace illustrated how the...Learn More

USTelecom Says Telecom Unbundling Regulations are Outmoded; Competitors Say They Need Those UNEs

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USTelecom has filed a forbearance petition with the FCC, asking the commission to eliminate a requirement for larger ILECs to offer unbundled network elements at regulated prices. According to a blog post from USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter, telecom unbundling regulations currently enable competitive...Learn More

Open Access Operator A2D Wins Georgia Smart Gigabit City Deal

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Open access operator A2D has begun work on a broadband middle-mile and fiber-to-the-premises network in Warner Robins, Georgia through a public/ private partnership with the city. A2D will design the network, oversee construction and manage and maintain it but will not offer service directly to...Learn More

Cox2M Internet of Things Offering to Use Unlicensed and Licensed Spectrum

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Cox Communications is getting more aggressive on the wireless front, but so far at least, it’s taking a different form than we might have expected. It’s wireless ambitions will initially focus on commercial opportunities related to the Internet of Things, with the company’s launch yesterday...Learn More

Windstream Unveils New Windstream Enterprise, Wholesale Brand Strategy

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Roughly a year after completing their acquisition of enterprise and wholesale focused network provider EarthLink, Windstream has launched new Windstream Enterprise and Wholesale brands. Windstream is aiming to transform their overall business and a brand refresh helps with that focus. Like many traditional telephone companies,...Learn More

Granite, AT&T Deal Includes Copper Assurances

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Granite Telecommunications, LLC, a provider of communications solutions to businesses and governmental agencies, and AT&T have extended their local wholesale complete (LWC) agreement through 2020. The Granite, AT&T deal will preserve Granite’s access to AT&T’s traditional copper network for voice services for a footprint that...Learn More

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

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