AT&T has agreed to extend its 1 Gbps FTTP service to more E-rate eligible schools and libraries in its wireline footprint as one of the concessions of its now-completed acquisition of DirecTV.
Digital Realty, a colocation and data center provider, is acquiring Telx from its private equity firm owners ABRY Partners and Berkshire Partners for $1.9 billion, a deal that will immediately enhance its data center footprint.
Cisco is acquiring privately held MaintenanceNet for $139 million, enhancing its cloud portfolio with a set of software data analytics and automation to manage renewals of recurring customer contracts.
Level 3 Communications has acquired privately-held Black Lotus, a provider of global Distributed Denial of Service mitigation services, furthering its network security capabilities for its growing enterprise customer base.
Cisco has reached an agreement to acquire OpenDNS, a provider of cloud-based security solutions for $635 million, a move that will enhance its security services capabilities.
Cincinnati Bell has sold off its third tranche of its ownership stake in CyrusOne as part of its ongoing effort to pay down company debt.
North State Communications, a mainly rural service provider, is acquiring IT security integrator Stalwart to advance its movement into the cloud and managed services space.
Fatbeam, a regional fiber provider, is acquiring EMAN Networks' metro fiber network in the Central Valley area of Spokane, Wash., a move that will give it an additional 24.5 miles of metro fiber. By acquiring these assets, Fatbeam now has 301 miles of fiber network connecting 23 markets in the Pacific Northwest.
Consolidated will now begin doing business in the markets it entered through its acquisition of Enventis, an independent telco formerly known HickoryTech, under the Consolidated Communications brand.
Fresh off its 70 percent acquisition of cable company Suddenlink Communications, French telecom firm Altice may already be looking at its next U.S. target: Verizon Communications' residential wireline business, including FiOS TV.