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Global Capacity enhances reach to 5,000 rural communities via INDATEL pact

DALLAS—Global Capacity is enhancing its effort to extend services into harder to reach rural areas by establishing a new arrangement with INDATEL, a middle mile network consortium that provides fiber-based Ethernet services in Tier 2 and 3 markets.

Level 3 calls for FCC to extend net neutrality to interconnect points

Even if the FCC adopts rules that restrict Internet service providers from discriminating against certain types of traffic, ISPs could still circumvent the spirit of the rules by building chokepoints into their networks.

Labor costs, capacity demands challenge middle mile growth

Although the growth in the middle mile has created opportunities for incumbent carriers, ILECs and upstarts, it also has some inherent challenges--such as labor costs and citing issues. Not surprisingly, much of the demand for middle mile capacity is coming from wireless providers that are trying to keep up with escalating mobile broadband growth.

Sovernet extends middle reach by lighting transport link to Boston

Middle mile provider Sovernet Communications is now offering customers a transport option from Boston to its existing network in in New Hampshire, Vermont and New York.

Maine Fiber Co. says middle mile network audit is completed, sees growth in dark fiber leasing

Maine Fiber Company (MFC), the owner and operator of Maine's "Three Ring Binder" middle mile network, announced that BerryDunn has completed its audit of its Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant.

Congress' Walden, Murphy raise questions about EAGLE-Net middle mile network

Colorado's troubled EAGLE-Net middle mile network is now facing scrutiny from Communications Subcommittee chairman Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee chairman Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.).

Zayo completes Anoka County, Minn., middle mile network

Zayo has put the final touches on the "Connect Anoka County" project, a middle mile network that will provide connectivity across unserved and underserved northwest, northeast, and southeast areas in Anoka County, Minn.

Frontier's West Va. middle mile project nearly complete

Frontier Communications is close to completing its middle mile broadband stimulus project in West Virginia, one that will provide services to various anchor institutions throughout the state.

Florida provider Rapid Systems Inc. sues FRBA for $25 million, alleging fraud, misconduct

A Tampa-based telecommunications equipment provider, Rapid Systems Inc., filed suit against the Florida Rural Broadband Association after being terminated from an agreement to install and maintain equipment on a rural wireless broadband network, claiming that the FRBA conspired to cut them out of the project. RSI is asking for $25 million in damages.

Mass. Broadband Institute turns up section of middle mile network

The Massachusetts Broadband Institute lit the first segment of its 1,338-route mile MassBroadband 123 network, which will bring services to 51 out of 120 community institutions in the western part of the state.