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.
Shentel is expanding its fiber network in parts of four states, enabling the provider to pursue a mix of dark and lit fiber-based services for business and wholesale wireless customers.
Cincinnati Bell is leveraging ETI Software Solutions' circuit management module to migrate existing T1 copper based business customers to fiber, a process that has worked well for residential customers migrating from DSL to its FTTH-based Fioptics products.
Birch Communications is seeing the fruit of its aggressive fiber buildout take shape: the CLEC reported that preliminary metro fiber sales for the quarter that ended at the close of December 2015 show a 179 percent jump.
RCN Business has brought its suite of fiber and IP-based services to Telehouse's data center in New York City, signaling another move to bring its fiber facilities into more locations.
Lightpath has struck a chord with the education vertical segment, connecting over 65 New Jersey schools to its fiber network thanks to its involvement in a purchasing cooperative created via the New Jersey Department of Education's Digital Readiness for Learning and Assessment Project (DRLAP).
Birch Communications has made itself a more competitive threat to AT&T and Comcast Business by adding 80,000 buildings across its 22-state footprint, deepening its on-net building fiber reach to over 400,000 buildings.