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The Contenders: Dark fiber providers add a new layer of flavor on the network cake

It's clear that the dark fiber market is on a rapid growth trajectory. FierceTelecom takes a look at five dark fiber providers coming of age in this special report.

Lightower completes its $2 billion merger with Sidera

Lightower has completed its $2 billion merger with Sidera Networks, creating what the two providers claim will be one of the largest U.S.-based metro fiber providers.

Sidera adds to 100 GB network in Chicago area

Dark and lit fiber provider Sidera upped the 100 MB to 100 GB services available to customers in the Chicago area, announcing Wednesday that it has extended its network to three data centers in Elk Grove, Ill., a major data hub for financial and content service providers.

Lightower Fiber CEO Shanahan discusses impact of Sidera merger

In today's spotlight,  FierceTelecom  interviews Lightower Fiber Networks CEO Rob Shanahan about the company's pending merger with competitive provider Sidera Networks.

Lightower Fiber Networks and Sidera to merge in $2 billion deal

Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm, on Thursday signed an agreement to acquire both Lightower Fiber Networks and Sidera Networks for $2 billion, creating a new service provider with a large on-net and metro fiber footprint.

Sidera extends fiber network to RagingWire's data centers

Sidera Networks has secured a deal to provide a fiber-based connection to RagingWire Data Center's new Ashburn, Va. data center. One of the key considerations in choosing Sidera was that it had a

Sidera appoints Ciena veteran Joe Cumello as marketing chief

Sidera Networks has named telecom veteran Joe Cumello as its new vice president of marketing, replacing Maura Mahoney. In his new position, Cumello will oversee the entire competitive provider's

Sidera Networks enhances off-net capabilities with Global Capacity agreement

Sidera Networks has established an agreement with Global Capacity to use its One Marketplace Access Exchange as a way to augment its off-net network arrangements where it needs to work with partners

Sidera Networks connects Europe's Flexenet to its low latency network

Sidera Networks' dedication to building out its Xtreme low latency network has resonated with Flexenet, a European provider of voice trading technology and connectivity solutions for financial firms

ABRY Partners purchases Masergy Communications

ABRY Partners' latest move to acquire Masergy Communications is evidence of the interest that private equity companies have in purchasing competitive telecom service providers. While ABRY is not