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Zayo's Geo Networks acquires UK's Digital Region assets, deepens UK network holdings

Geo Networks, which is now part of Zayo, has reached a deal to acquire the assets of the failed Digital Region broadband network in South Yorkshire, England, reports  The Star.

Zayo files for IPO, expects to raise $100M

Zayo has filed the necessary paperwork with U.S. regulators to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) with hopes of raising up to $100 million.

Consolidated's Enventis deal shows ongoing need to diversify its revenue base

Consolidated Communications' move to acquire  fellow independent telco Enventis for $350 million  may not be on par with the blockbuster deals its independent ILEC counterparts CenturyLink and Windstream have made in recent years, but it's significant in that it is a sign of another smaller telco branching out of its all-voice service roots.

Alpheus to add 3,000 near-net fiber locations in Houston and Dallas

Alpheus Communications is going to spend up to $12 million to increase its fiber network footprint in Houston and Dallas, a move that will enable it to better respond to multi-site businesses that are looking for alternative sources to connect their office locations and data centers.

Consolidated to acquire Enventis for $350M in stock, enhancing fiber network reach

Consolidated Communications has reached an agreement to acquire all 13.8 million shares of Enventis, formerly HickoryTech, for about $350 million, marking yet another element in the ongoing consolidation of the independent telco market.

TeliaSonera International Carrier employs Ciena for Pan-European network upgrade

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has tapped Ciena as the optical vendor of choice to upgrade the pan-European segment of its global fiber network, enabling it to expand its portfolio of 1-100G services to its wholesale service provider customers.

Level 3 to acquire tw telecom for $5.7B, bolstering enterprise service capabilities

Level 3 has reached an agreement to acquire tw telecom for about $5.7 billion in cash and stock, a deal that immediately enhances its growing enterprise services business.

BT Business tries to lure new customers with six-month free broadband promotion

BT Business has introduced an online promotion to attract new customers by offering six months of broadband for free.

Comcast Business brings 10G fiber network, IP services to Pleasanton, Calif., Valley Business Park

Comcast Business continues to expand the reach of its on-net fiber and the latest extension into Valley Business Park in Pleasanton, Calif., is another example of that trend.

Lightower bolsters Greater Baltimore presence with 270-mile network extension

Lightower Fiber Networks is continuing its aggressive network expansion strategy by hatching plans to expand its fiber in the Greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas with 270 additional miles.