Integra has named telecom industry veteran Marc Willency as its new CEO, taking over the reins from Robert Guth, who was serving as the company's interim leader.
Birch Communications has extended its BirchNet Broadband footprint by over 60 percent, giving it coverage in 14 states across and adjacent to the Northern Tier, Rockies and Pacific Northwest.
Level 3 Communications has wrapped its network expansion effort in Spokane, Washington and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, enhancing its route miles and on-net building reach to address business customers in each city.
Verizon may be keen on migrating more customers off its aging copper network onto fiber, but that transition is creating new battle for some customers that still want to retain a copper-based POTS line.
Fiber cuts that occurred on Level 3 and Zayo's fiber backbone networks in the San Francisco Bay area on Tuesday are now under investigation by the FBI. These latest fiber cuts, reports USA Today, are just one of 11 physical attacks that have taken place in the area's networks over the past year.
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.
Windstream may have a strong business service presence throughout the United States, but the telco is moving to take control of its service delivery destiny by increasing its on-net fiber building footprint in five markets by the end of the year.
Granite Telecommunications may have carved out a sizeable niche as a voice provider to large businesses, but the company's move to offer a fiber-based networking solution targeting mall operators and retailers shows that it is looking to diversify its revenue base.
FairPoint Communications is taking another step to make its name in the booming data center market by launching a set of data center service applications for wholesale reseller and cloud providers that want to establish an instant presence in New England.
Fiber penetration into U.S. buildings has come a long way over the past 10 years, rising from as low as 10.9 percent in 2004 to over 42 percent in 2014, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest figures.