Oxford Networks and BayRing Communications have signed an agreement to merge in a deal that will create a larger fiber-based competitive provider threat to incumbent telco FairPoint and Comcast Business in Northern New England.
After coming off a union strike that posed several challenges for the telco, FairPoint Communications is considering its future as a telco and part of that story could include some kind of merger or acquisition with another telco or other company, CEO Paul Sunu told investors during the company's first-quarter earnings call.
Comcast Business is looking to make a dent in the Colorado business services market that's been traditionally dominated by local telco CenturyLink by investing more than $10 million to build a fiber-based Ethernet network in the Denver metro area.
FairPoint Communications may be facing increased competition from aggressive cable operators like Comcast Business encroaching on its northern New England turf, but the service provider says that the $700 million investment it made over the past seven years gives it the tools to effectively address the region's wholesale and retail services needs.
Comcast Business is taking new aim at businesses that reside in three business parks in the Northern California towns of Pleasanton, Hayward and Fremont through a $2 million expansion project of its fiber and Ethernet networks.
Comcast Business is bringing its Gigabit Ethernet services to six communities in New London County, Connecticut, bringing the total number of towns and cities in the state to 66 that have access to its services.
Comcast Business is taking a long pass with its SIP trunking service, announcing that the service is available across its entire service area, covering 39 states and 20 major U.S. markets.
Comcast Business is turning up the competitive heat on local incumbent telco FairPoint Communications by making its Ethernet service suite available to businesses in three New Hampshire and Vermont communities.
Comcast Business is so confident about its service options in Florida's Palm Beach County that it is enhancing the network there with new fiber-based Ethernet and Internet services for area businesses and school districts.
AT&T has named Atlanta as the newest city that will be getting its fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) service as part of the fiber-ready building program under its Project VIP initiative.