Cincinnati Bell may be planning to wind down capital spending on its fiber build starting in 2017, but in the meantime the provider has built an aggressive foundation from which it can deliver a series of high-speed services in Cincinnati to residential and business customers.
Jason Adkins, president of Unite Private Networks (UPN), says that while it may not as big as a Tier 1 provider or Zayo Networks, the provider is finding a growing niche in Tier 2 markets that incumbents have shown little interest in serving.
Birch Communications has extended its BirchNet Broadband footprint by over 60 percent, giving it coverage in 14 states across and adjacent to the Northern Tier, Rockies and Pacific Northwest.
PEG Bandwidth has acquired W.L. Gore & Associates' 48-mile fiber network, a deal that will deepen its network reach in Delaware and Maryland to address a mix of enterprise and service provider wholesale opportunities.
Fatbeam, a regional fiber provider, is acquiring EMAN Networks' metro fiber network in the Central Valley area of Spokane, Wash., a move that will give it an additional 24.5 miles of metro fiber. By acquiring these assets, Fatbeam now has 301 miles of fiber network connecting 23 markets in the Pacific Northwest.
Consolidated will now begin doing business in the markets it entered through its acquisition of Enventis, an independent telco formerly known HickoryTech, under the Consolidated Communications brand.
As it gets ready to face off against AT&T's eventual move into Mexico's TV market, América Móvil plans to build a new $50 billion fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network.
TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) is enhancing its presence in the United States wholesale services market by establishing fiber connections at three of Netrality Properties' facilities in Kansas City, Philadelphia and Houston.
He who has more fiber wins. In other words, the service provider that has a fiber-rich network is more competitive in the business and wholesale services race. In our new feature From AT&T to Fatbeam: The top 10 (and more) biggest providers of fiber in the U.S., FierceTelecom looks at who has the most connected fiber.
Zayo reported that its fiscal third-quarter revenues were $341 million, up $16.8 million sequentially, representing 21 percent annualized sequential growth.