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Wheeler's competition agenda, dark fiber, small cells and permitting dominated Comptel Plus Fall 2014

This fall's Comptel Fall Plus 2014 trade show centered on how the competitive industry is evolving to meet its customers' needs and new challenges as industry consolidation and the IP transition continue to ramp. FierceTelecom  identified four key trends from the event that will have an impact on the competitive telecom industry.

Verizon Wireless' dark fiber backhaul quest poses opportunities, challenges for wholesalers

DALLAS--Verizon Wireless' desire to get dark fiber as its wireless backhaul medium is seen as both a blessing and a curse for many wholesale service providers serving the wireless industry.

Dark fiber, small cells represent the next stage of the wireless backhaul land grab

With much of the large-scale wireless backhaul networks built out to accommodate the growing 4G LTE service base, the question is: What's the next frontier for wholesale providers?

Wilcon deepens California fiber footprint with Los Angeles, El Segundo ring

Wilcon, a West Coast-based provider of data fiber and center services, has expanded its Southern California fiber network reach with a new ring connecting downtown Los Angeles and El Segundo.

FirstLight Fiber, Maine Fiber Co. deliver IP services to Maine's underserved areas

FirstLight Fiber and Maine Fiber Company (MFC), a purveyor of dark fiber via the Three Ring Binder network, have struck a partnership where they will deliver IP-based services to Maine businesses.

Cross River Fiber gets snapped up by Ridgemont Equity Partners

Ridgemont Equity Partners is cashing in on the emerging dark fiber opportunity by reaching a deal to acquire Cross River Fiber.

Zayo establishes point of presence at 325 Hudson in New York

Zayo is giving its growing base of carrier, media and content companies another connectivity option in New York by establishing a point of presence (PoP) at 325 Hudson, the carrier-neutral core interconnection facility that's located on the crossroads of Hudson Street and the Holland Tunnel in New York City.

Birch wraps up its Cbeyond purchase, enhances reach to nearly 200,000 U.S. businesses

Birch Communications has put the  final touches on its $323 million acquisition  of fellow competitive service provider Cbeyond, creating what it says is a nationwide service provider with about $700 million in annual revenue.

AT&T, CenturyLink and competitors are divided on dark fiber potential

Interest in dark fiber has reemerged in telecom due to the escalating demands for business services and by wireless operators that need bigger backhaul pipes to keep up with the insatiable demand for wireless data.

Allied Fiber, Coriant hold 1 Terabit super-channel trial on southeast Florida network

Allied Fiber, a dark fiber provider, is pushing the limits of its existing fiber by completing a 1 Tbps super-channel transmission trial over a 1,700 km ring connecting West Palm Beach to Jacksonville, Fla., using Coriant's FlexiGrid technology.