Following months of rumors, Windstream made it official that it will sell off its data center business to TierPoint for $575 million, a deal that reflects the company's need to focus on its core business, wholesale, and consumer services strategy.
Windstream is realigning its Carrier Solutions business unit to focus on selling services to specific market segments.
PEG Bandwidth is enhancing its Midwestern network footprint by adding a 100G route from Peoria to Chicago via Bloomington and Champaign, Ill.
Windstream is shedding its data center business with plans to sell the assets to TierPoint, a cloud and managed service provider, for $575 million in cash, ending months of rumors about what it would do with the unit.
Great Plains Communications, a Blair, Neb.-based independent telco, has completed a diverse network route expansion stretching from Nebraska to Des Moines, Iowa, allowing it to more effectively address new wholesale service opportunities.
Windstream has taken another step forward in its ongoing 100G network expansion into the New York market by deploying its core network infrastructure in Zayo's area colocation facilities.
Integra is beefing up its West Coast fiber network presence by acquiring opticAccess, a three-year old competitive provider that's focused on providing services for large enterprises and domestic and international wholesale carrier customers.
Windstream is bullish on its 100G long-haul network prospects for both enterprise and carrier customers, so much so that it has set forth a plan to add more fiber routes and entrance points to the network by the end of the year.
GE is going to build a 100G network as part of an industry test bed to support its industry Internet initiative that the company says will support Internet of Things (IoT) communications across connected control systems, large infrastructure products and manufacturing plants.
Zayo has upgraded its Ethernet backbone from 10G to 100G, a move that it says will support the growing bandwidth needs of its retail and wholesale service provider customers.