GoNetspeed Expands Fiber Broadband in Connecticut

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July 03, 2018 — ROCHESTER, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, GoNetspeed, a high-speed, 100% fiber-optic Internet provider, announced it has begun installing service to residences in Connecticut. The company now has 14 active markets operational, including Hartford, West Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport, CT, as well as 10 others...Learn More

Cincinnati Bell Completes Combination with Hawaiian Telcom

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July 02, 2018 — CINCINNATI & HONOLULU–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) (the “Company” or “Cincinnati Bell”), today announced the Company has completed its acquisition of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. (“Hawaiian Telcom”), the leading integrated communications provider serving Hawaiʻi, and the state’s fiber-centric technology leader. The combination...Learn More

Great Plains Communications Sold to Private Equity Firm

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Regional carrier Great Plains Communications has entered into an agreement to be acquired by private equity firm Grain Management LLC. The transaction highlights ongoing interest in broadband and fiber carrier assets by private equity firms. Terms were not disclosed. Nebraska-based Great Plains Communications has its...Learn More

$220 Million Novacap Horizon Acquisition Deal Closes, Continuing Foreign Investment in U.S. Fiber Trend

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Canadian private equity firm Novacap today completed its previously announced acquisition of Horizon Telecom for $220 million. The Novacap Horizon acquisition provides Novacap more than 4,300 fiber route miles and nearly 550,000 fiber strand miles with over 1,600 on-net locations and 16,600 near-net buildings. It...Learn More

Vision Net Expands Fiber Network

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Regional fiber network operator Vision Net is adding 70 miles of new fiber broadband to Billings and Helena, MT, to answer customer demand. Vision Net has a long history of providing communications services throughout Montana, and was formed and currently owned by several independent telcos...Learn More

Hargray Expands To Warner Robins, Georgia

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WARNER ROBINS, Ga., May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hargray Communications Group, Inc. (“Hargray”), a leader in fiber communication services in Georgia and South Carolina, announced today that it is expanding into Warner Robins, Georgia.  This announcement comes one year after Hargray launched its world-class fiber-optic network in Macon, Georgia. Chris McCorkendale, Hargray...Learn More

Bluebird Network Announces Expansion of Its Fiber-Optic Network

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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI — May 7, 2018 — Bluebird Network, a Midwest telecommunications company, today announces an expansion of its fiber-optic network.  Bluebird Network will be adding 45 fiber route miles in the St. Louis metropolitan area and St. Charles County, specifically within Clayton, Wentzville, and Weldon...Learn More

Zayo Could Be Next Telecom REIT

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Fiber network operator Zayo said it has completed the first phase of an investigation on the advisability and feasibility of a conversion to a real estate investment trust (REIT). The investigation indicated that the company likely has alternatives that would enable REIT conversion. If that...Learn More

Lumos and Spirit to Combine to Form Super-Regional Mid-Atlantic Fiber Operator

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European-based investment firm EQT has completed its majority stake investment in Spirit Communications and announced today it will combine the regional fiber operator with Lumos Networks. The combination of Lumos and Spirit will be a super-regional fiber operator spanning from Pennsylvania to Georgia. When EQT...Learn More

Fortification, Reliability Enhancements Part of Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade to Indiana Fiber Network

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Indiana Fiber Network has begun a multi-million-dollar upgrade of its statewide network, which is owned by 20 small telcos in the state. The project will increase capacity and enhance reliability, said Darryl Smith, IFN vice president of operations, in an interview. IFN got its start...Learn More

Gigabit Coming to Every School in North Dakota, Thanks to New 100 Gig Backbone Network

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North Dakota is somewhat of an anomaly in today’s broadband world, where so many lack access to high quality broadband. The largely rural state has some of the best, if not the best, state-wide fiber connectivity in the country. It’s about to get better. Dakota...Learn More

Rural Businesses Benefitting from Alaska Communications’ Expanded Broadband Offerings

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March 14, 2018 — ANCHORAGE, Alaska–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Doing business in Alaska’s arctic region, off the road system, comes with a unique set of logistical and technological challenges. Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) is working with rural businesses to provide solutions, allowing them to be more connected than ever. “Many businesses...Learn More

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