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Telcos, cable, CLECs continue to address the thirst for on-net fiber connections

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's fiscal third-quarter revenues rise 21% to $341M

Zayo reported that its fiscal third-quarter revenues were $341 million, up $16.8 million sequentially, representing 21 percent annualized sequential growth.

Alaska Communications, Quintillion purchase North Slope dark fiber network

Alaska Communications and Quintillion Holdings, a regional service provider, are purchasing a fiber network from ConocoPhillips that they say will enable them to target business service opportunities in the region's growing oil and gas industry.

Fibertech gets grant to expand fiber network into rural areas

Fibertech, which is in the process of being acquired by Lightower Fiber Networks, has just been awarded a $1 million grant from the state of Delaware to expand its own network in the state while serving as an onramp to increase broadband services in rural areas.

Level 3 eyes potential acquisition opportunities outside the U.S.

With its acquisition of tw telecom now complete, Level 3's focus in 2015 will be on integrating those assets into its fold, but that does not mean that it's ruling out pursuing new deals.

AT&T extends business fiber services to 180 U.S. cities

AT&T has been enriching its business services offering with a new fiber footprint that can now deliver 1 Gbps services to multi-tenant office buildings in more than 180 cities in the United States.

Lightower snaps up Fibertech in $1.9B all cash deal

Lightower Fiber Networks snapped up Fibertech Networks in a  $1.9 billion all-cash deal that will create a fiber powerhouse in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the United States.

Birch expands MPLS service footprint, enhances delivery experience

Birch Communications is enhancing its multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) product with greater reach and the addition of new service delivery elements for existing and new business customers.

Birch adds 46 on-net buildings to fiber network in four major markets

Birch Communications continues to make progress with its aggressive fiber buildout strategy, extending its facilities into an additional 46 buildings in four major U.S. markets.

Telus to light more homes with fiber as part of $3.4B investment across Alberta

Telus is moving forward with plans to put fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service into the hands of more users in Alberta, Canada, thanks to a $3.4 billion investment through 2018.