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UPN remains open to acquisitions, finds Tier 2 market niche for dark fiber

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 expands DSL broadband footprint by over 60 percent, enhances SMB reach

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 nabs W.L. Gore's fiber network, enhances Mid-Atlantic on-net building reach

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 acquires EMAN Networks' Spokane Valley network, gains 24.5 miles of fiber

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.

Enventis, Consolidated Communications marriage complete as brands unify under one name

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.

America Movil anticipates AT&T's Mexico push with FTTH plans

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 extends fiber into Netrality Properties' Kansas City, Philadelphia and Houston facilities

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.

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.