Integra is extending its fiber network to Minneapolis, with plans to build out about 1,600 fiber miles as a way to attract new business customer opportunities that exist in the city's Central Business District.
24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network, an emerging fiber network provider serving the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metro area, is enhancing its fiber network to support 100G transport and Ethernet services by deploying Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform.
Equinox, a competitive fiber provider, is continuing its network expansion effort with a new long haul route that includes Charleston, S.C., to Miami and Roanoke, Va., to Cincinnati.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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