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Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority completes 47-mile middle mile fiber network

Virginia's Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority has completed the buildout of 47 miles of fiber serving parts of Salem, Roanoke and Botetourt counties. Set to be turned on before May, the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority will provide alternative gigabit speed services to area schools, government agencies and businesses.

Lightower sees cyclical demand for dark fiber from financial companies, schools

Lightower is happy to sell its carrier and businesses either dark or lit fiber services, but the service provider has found that in some customer verticals like financial the trend goes back and forth between both domains.

RCN Business plans to pursue new near-net fiber business opportunities in 2016

RCN Business, like other business-centric providers, has traditionally taken the approach of directing its fiber investments where its customers want it to go, but the service provider plans to target other attractive sites where it could win new customers.

Fatbeam takes two-pronged approach to keep fiber installation costs in check

Fatbeam has had to develop a two-pronged installation process that incorporates its own resources and third parties' depending on the nature of the build to increase efficiency and control costs.

Fatbeam says 63 percent of its E-Rate customers are using dark fiber

Fatbeam, a regional dark fiber provider serving the Pacific Northwest, is seeing dark fiber adoption by schools in its serving area increase by 63 percent.

FairPoint changes its dark fiber tune as E-Rate, small cell backhaul opportunities emerge

Incumbent carrier FairPoint Communications is changing its tune on dark fiber services, advocating the technology as the changing E-Rate program for schools and opportunities around small cell technologies are too good to pass up.

Level 3's Patel: Small cells are one of many opportunities for our dark fiber business

Level 3 Communications did not follow the rest of the wholesale provider industry's wireless tower backhaul blitz, but the service provider does see small cells as one of several opportunities for its dark fiber business.

Lumos improved fiber installation to business, cell sites by 90 percent in 2015

Lumos has set some ambitious goals for its fiber roll out in its Virginia market, adding more on-net buildings to its fiber network and conducting 825-mile fiber network expansion – two milestones that were enabled by accelerating its fiber installation process.

Southern Telecom to build 75-mile dark fiber route for wireless operators, carrier hotels

Southern Telecom is on the network expansion trail again, announcing an agreement with Georgia Transmission Corp. to build a 75-mile dark fiber route between Winder and Hartwell, Ga.

Shentel's fiber sales jumped 22% in 2015 to $22M as enterprise, carrier demand rose

Shentel continues to find gold in selling wholesale fiber services to enterprise and carrier customers in its serving area, a trend that continued into the fourth quarter as total sales for the year rose 22 percent to $22 million.