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

Eying an Opening, CenturyLink and Frontier Seek Regulatory Relief for Business Data Services

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CenturyLink and Frontier apparently see the current FCC administration as potentially sympathetic to their concerns about business data services regulation. In a letter filed with the FCC yesterday, the carriers asked the commission to grant them non-dominant business data service status, arguing that they do...Learn More

With Shareholder Approval, CenturyLink – Level 3 Deal on Track to Close by Sept. 30th

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Shareholders of both companies approved the $34 billion CenturyLink – Level 3 deal yesterday, helping clear the way for closing of the transaction by the end of 3Q 2017, CenturyLink announced. Just over 96% of the casted CenturyLink votes approved the transaction, and close to...Learn More

CenturyLink and Frontier Weigh OTT Options, Float DIRECTV NOW Resale Option

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Two major telcos expressed interest today in possibly reselling AT&T over-the-top (OTT) video offerings launched last week. In separate question-and-answer sessions, company executives outlined current Frontier and CenturyLink OTT video plans, but also said they might be interested in a wholesale relationship with AT&T involving...Learn More

Level 3 Acquisition Will Completely Transform CenturyLink, Enterprise Market

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If CenturyLink’s plan to merge with Level 3 Communications is approved, the combined carrier will get 76% of its revenue from the enterprise and wholesale market, said a Level 3 executive today. After the CenturyLink, Level 3 merger, the combined company would be the most...Learn More

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