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Google Fiber sparks competition, FCC revises CAF rules and other top stories of 2013

FierceTelecom is counting down the story lines that shaped the telecom industry in 2013. From special access battles to new networking standards, find out what issues dominated the headlines.

United Fiber & Data wraps NJ redundant fiber ring build

United Fiber & Data has put the final touches on its northern New Jersey fiber network build, reaching through Harrison, across the Passaic River and landing on the banks of Newark.

TeliaSonera International Carrier adds 11,500 fiber miles to North America network

TeliaSonera International Carrier is responding to the growing demand for bandwidth from its growing mix of carrier and social media company customers by adding 11,500 dark fiber miles to its network.

IPTV subscribers climb faster than cable; dark fiber activity picks up

While cable subscriber numbers are still much higher at 93 million worldwide, IPTV is posting steady gains, an Infonetics Research report says. The largest boost is in Asia, with China Telecom boasting 22 million IPTV subscribers.

The Contenders: Dark fiber providers add a new layer of flavor on the network cake

It's clear that the dark fiber market is on a rapid growth trajectory. FierceTelecom takes a look at five dark fiber providers coming of age in this special report.

Lumos lights metro Ethernet in Richmond, expands Western Pa. fiber upgrade

Lumos Networks continues to make progress with its "edge-out" market strategy to expand its fiber network by completing the launch of metro Ethernet in Richmond, Va., and the upgrade of its fiber assets in Western Pennsylvania.

Fibertech, Sunesys and IPR build Delaware's new statewide network

The State of Delaware and cloud service provider IPR have introduced the Wilmington Network Access Point, a statewide fiber- and cloud-based network built with partners such as Windstream and Comcast Business to provide services to local businesses.

Zayo acquires FiberLink, expands dark fiber network to 26,000 miles

Zayo has added FiberLink, a Midwest-based service provider to its growing acquisition shopping basket, a move that immediately enhances its dark fiber service set. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Zayo gets into the professional services game with zTech fiber design-install suite

Zayo announced its new zTech services suite, which targets the professional services market segment by addressing the need for building, designing, and supporting private fiber networks.   

Zayo adds 2,500 fiber route miles to Southeast U.S. network

Zayo is enhancing its fiber infrastructure in the Southeast region of the United States with plans to expand its network by over 2,500 route miles.