Hawaiian Telcom's wireless operator customers see small cells as a way to expand coverage and capacity on the Hawaiian Islands, a trend that the telco can address with its growing fiber network.
Pennsylvania's Public-Private Partnership (P3) board has given its thumbs up for a Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission project to install a fiber cable along the state's 550-mile turnpike and extensions to provide capacity for the commission, the state department of transportation (PennDOT), and carriers that need wholesale capacity.
Windstream has added Nashville to the growing list of last mile network builds, announcing an expansion of its metro fiber network in the Nashville area to address local businesses on its own infrastructure.
Windstream has expanded its metro fiber network in the Richmond, Virginia area, furthering its strategy to extend services directly into more local data centers and commercial business buildings.
AT&T's fiber deployment to homes and businesses isn't just taking place in its own territory as the service provider is finding new business service and backhaul opportunities outside its footprint.
Verizon has seen fiber cuts on its Northeast wireline network spike, leaving many customers without service amidst a contentious labor strike of its nearly 40,000 person union workforce.
WOW! Business is extending its fiber to Chicago's Willis Tower, giving occupants access to dedicated Internet access speeds of up to 10 Gbps, threatening local incumbent AT&T with an alternative set of services for local business customers.
Midco has struck a cooperative agreement with Arvig, giving it an additional 4,000 fiber route miles to address new and existing business service opportunities in Minnesota.
LS Networks, a Portland, Ore.-based competitive fiber provider, has wrapped its acquisition of Quantum Communications, deepening its footprint in the Pacific Northwest market.
Verizon is confident that its acquisition of XO Communications' fiber assets will give it an array of new dark fiber facilities that can satisfy its wireless densification efforts and enhance its enterprise business.