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CenturyLink says dark fiber for E-Rate applications should not be treated as "special construction"

CenturyLink says that a request made by the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology to classify dark fiber leases or indefeasible rights of use agreements as special construction could have grave consequences.

Zayo snags $50M, 20-year dark fiber contract with major service provider

Zayo Group has won a $50 million, 20-year dark fiber network deal, enabling an unnamed large service provider to immediately expand its service area throughout the United States.

Cox's UPN deal spells fiber, business services opportunities, but how will they leverage the assets?

Cox Communications made a bet on its fiber-based future by acquiring a large stake in Unite Private Networks (UPN), giving it access to a pool of assets and capabilities to fulfill wholesale and business service opportunities.

Cox acquires major stake in Unite Private Networks, deepens metro fiber portfolio

Cox Communications is acquiring a large stake in Unite Private Networks, bolstering its metro and regional fiber portfolio across a number of Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets. The cable provider joins Ridgemont Equity Partners and the company's management team as a major shareholder in UPN.

Windstream's fiber-based data center drive could be boon for Dycom, other installers

As a competitive provider, having its own fiber in data centers gives Windstream a weapon to compete against the emergence of new dark fiber providers such as Cleareon entering these facilities.

Henkels & McCoy: Municipalities are embracing micotrenching, but cost remains a factor

Microtrenching  may have been around for over a decade to lay fiber conduit and other utility lines, but only now are construction companies like  Henkels  & McCoy seeing more municipalities embrace it.

Cleareon establishes dark fiber presence in Digital Realty's NYC data center facilities

Cleareon, an emerging dark fiber provider, has expanded its network to include Digital Realty's "NYC Trifecta" by establishing points of presence in Digital Realty's NYC1, NYC2 and NYC3 data centers.

CS&L acquires Tower Cloud for $230M, enhances dark fiber transport portfolio

Communications Sales & Leasing has acquired Tower Cloud for $230 million in cash and stock, advancing its asset portfolio with a broader set of dark fiber assets and wireless operator relationships.

FTS Fiber breaks ground on 110-mile fiber network, sets foundation for 1 Gbps in rural Maryland

FTS Fiber, a dark fiber supplier providing carrier-class network infrastructure in both rural areas and other major U.S. markets, has begun building a 110-mile fiber network in Kent County, Maryland.

Lightower's wireless dark fiber sales create new enterprise opportunities, says analyst

As Lightower continues to roll out more fiber to cell sites and small cells, the service provider is creating a foundation to win more business customers in its footprint.