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Tower Cloud adds 25K fiber miles in Augusta, Ga. to accommodate wireless backhaul contract

Tower Cloud is on the network expansion trail again, adding 25,350 fiber miles (or 236 route miles) to its network to satisfy a new backhaul contract with one of the top four wireless operators serving Augusta, Ga., and other nearby cities.

AT&T asks FCC to grandfather private line voice service in BellSouth territory

AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to shut down its BellSouth Analog Voice Grade Private Line services in the Carbon Hill, Ala., serving wire center and in the Kings Point, Fla., serving wire center, marking another step in its TDM-to-IP transition.

Zayo says wireless carriers' small cell, C-RAN initiatives drive dark fiber deals

Speaking to investors during the third-quarter earnings call, Dan Caruso, co-founder, chairman and CEO, said that wireless backhaul deals are a key contributor to its Physical Infrastructure revenue mix.

Hawaiian Telcom's Barber: 80% of our wireless customers are migrating to 100 Mbps, higher speeds

Hawaiian Telcom continues to benefit from the wireless industry's ongoing move to 4G LTE as the telco is finding that its wholesale wireless operator customers are purchasing higher increments of bandwidth.

Consolidated says Ethernet over Copper will help it address rural business markets

Consolidated Communications may be an advocate of delivering fiber-based Ethernet to business customers, having connected 221 new on-net buildings in the third quarter, but being a traditional telco it is just as keen to enhance the reach of its Ethernet over Copper (EoC) service set.

FairPoint's Ethernet, IP services growth offset voice declines, hints at M&A possibilities

FairPoint is seeing its investment in Ethernet services continue to become a key revenue driver to offset ongoing voice service and legacy data services declines, a trend that continued into the third quarter.

EarthLink's Alterman: It's important to protect our lit fiber business

EarthLink is seeing growing interest from a host of carriers and enterprises for its transport services, including dark fiber, but it does not want to enable one of its service provider competitors either.

Comcast pressures AT&T, Verizon business base with 20 customer wins

Comcast Business may still be a relatively small player in the large business space when compared to large incumbent telcos, but the company is already making headway with a number of multisite businesses.

CenturyLink, Frontier, TelePacific join MEF's Ethernet Interconnection Points project

CenturyLink, Frontier and TelePacfic are the latest service providers to begin participating in the Metro Ethernet Forum's Ethernet Interconnect Points (EIP) project, an effort to create standard guidelines for Ethernet interconnection.

Juniper's Rahim: AT&T was a landmark win for our Contrail platform in Q3

Juniper sees its recent win at AT&T for its Contrail SDN product set gave it confidence about the service provider market, but also validates its strategy that's getting interest from other service providers.