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.
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, 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.
Birch Communications has enhanced its business services capabilities in eastern Kentucky by wrapping up its buildout and integration of 11,520 strand fiber miles.
Zayo's new contract to provide competitive UK-based telecom-service provider TalkTalk with an expanded suite of services shows that the company's aggressive move into the European wholesale service market is paying off.
Cbeyond, a competitive telco that's in the process of being purchased by Birch Communications, is extending dark fiber to small to medium businesses that reside in large, multi-tenant buildings.
Maine Fiber Company (MFC), the owner and operator of Maine's "Three Ring Binder" middle mile network, announced that BerryDunn has completed its audit of its Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant.
Unite Private Networks (UPN), an emerging competitive network provider focused on underserved communities, has begun work on a new 200 route mile fiber network expansion connecting the Kansas City and Omaha markets.
New England CLEC BayRing Communications and New York/New England facilities-based telecom service provider FirstLight Fiber have joined forces to enhance their fiber capabilities within the regional markets they serve throughout New England.
Shentel continued to see strong wireline fiber lease sales as affiliate and non-affiliate revenue rose collectively year-over-year to $21.8 million, up from $21.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.