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Zayo acquires Access Communications for $40M, ups Minneapolis-area fiber footprint

Zayo has taken out its checkbook again to acquire Access Communications, a regional dark fiber network provider, for $40 million as a means to increase its network presence in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Integra extends fiber-based products to Montana

Integra Telecom is taking a leverage-and-extend approach in bringing its IP service portfolio to Montana by using the fiber network facilities that it purchased from Eschelon in 2007.

Backhaul specialist PEG Bandwidth acquires InLine, adds fiber, enterprise services

PEG Bandwidth, an emerging wireless backhaul specialist, has added over 1,100 new fiber route miles by completing its acquisition of Contact Network, which does business as InLine.

Lightower completes fiber network extension in D.C., Virginia

Lightower has put the finishing touches on a new 1,500-route mile network extension of its fiber network that has routes throughout Virginia and the Washington, D.C., metro region.

Bell Aliant to bring FTTH service to 20,000 users in North Bay, Ontario

Bell Aliant is investing $12.5 million to serve 20,000 premises with its fiber to the home (FTTH)-based FibreOP service in North Bay, Ontario, the third area in the region to receive the fiber-based broadband service.

Vodafone Italy plans FTTH for 27 cities

Vodafone Italia will bring its fiber to the home service to 27 cities in the country, offering eligible users up to 30/3 Mbps speeds. To entice subscribers, the service provider is offering the fiber-based broadband service for the same price as its existing ADSL service for six months.

Utility cabinets like AT&T U-verse's are ugly, but some serve a good purpose

There is a fear among city councils around the country that utility cabinets will blemish the landscape with their garish appearance. Judging from the viewpoint of my front lawn, that fear is justified.

Telecom New Zealand says VDSL is "stepping stone" to fiber broadband

Telecom New Zealand has introduced its "Ultra VDSL" service as a "stepping stone" to a fiber to the premises solution via the Ultra-Fast Broadband initiative.

NBN Co. meets FTTH deployment goal, but competitors want lower wholesale prices

NBN Co., the public-private company building out Australia's National Broadband Network, said that it has met its revised end-of-year target of 190,000 to 220,000 homes passed by its fiber to the home rollout. However, a key wholesale customer is threatening to abandon the NBN over its prices.

Week in research: Pay-TV grows in emerging countries; Packet-optical must prepare for 400G

While the number of subscribers to cable, satellite, and telco pay-TV services continues to plummet in North America, emerging countries like Brazil, Russia, India and China (aka the BRIC countries) are boosting global revenues, an Infonetics Research report says.