Bell Canada's pending acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services overcame a major hurdle this week as MTS shareholders have voted 99.6 percent in favor of the deal.
Google Fiber is acquiring Webpass, a San Francisco-based ISP that offers fiber and wireless-based broadband services, in a deal that will enhance the service provider's fiber expansion efforts.
Altice is now the fourth largest U.S. cable operator as it completed its $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision, making it a powerhouse provider of residential broadband and business services.
Communications Sales & Leasing has acquired Tower Cloud for $230 million in cash and stock, advancing its asset portfolio with a broader set of dark fiber assets and wireless operator relationships.
Charter Communications' mandate to overbuild into 2 million rural markets is spurring fears amongst regional cable providers and rural ILECs that are fearful they won't be able to compete with the new company.
CenturyLink has acquired ElasticBox, a multi-cloud application management service provider, in a move that will deepen the telco's multi-cloud and hybrid IT service capabilities.
Dycom is acquiring various wireline and wireless assets from Goodman Networks for $107.5 million, a move that will enhance its construction capabilities to better respond to its service provider customers' fiber and wireless network expansion efforts.
Verizon says its pending acquisition of XO Communications' assets will enhance the services it provides to enterprise and wholesale customers, refuting arguments made by Windstream and Transbeam that the deal will hinder the Ethernet over Copper and business data services industry segments.
Frontier Communications attributes some of the outage and network issues its customers faced in California to corrupt data it received from Verizon after acquiring the telco's wireline assets in three states.
Verizon's proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of XO Communications' fiber assets has come under fire from Windstream and Transbeam, which say it could cut off a major alternative source for Ethernet over Copper access.