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Verizon's 5G plans could spell dark fiber opportunities for Zayo, Level 3, others

Verizon's recent move to establish an agreement with Boston and its pending purchase of XO's fiber network shows that it seeing a new value in fiber assets.

AT&T, Verizon, and competitive providers remain divided on dark fiber, but interest is rising

Dark fiber may be remembered as a product of the.com age where competitive providers built out networks speculatively, but it's clearly back in telecom style. However, unlike the late 1990s build-it-and-they-will-come drive, dark fiber demand is today being driven by new service drivers-- small cell backhaul, data center connectivity and the FCC E-Rate program.

Level 3 maintains lead over Verizon amid roiling competitive Ethernet segment

With tw telecom firmly under its belt, Level 3 has maintained its lead over Verizon and a host of traditional competitive providers in the Ethernet race.

Verizon's Shammo says XO deal enriches wireless densification, enterprise sales

Verizon is confident that its acquisition of XO Communications' fiber assets will give it an array of new dark fiber facilities that can satisfy its wireless densification efforts and enhance its enterprise business.

Level 3's Patel says Verizon-XO deal means less competition in 10G, 100G markets

Level 3 Communications isn't afraid of the rapidly consolidating fiber service market and the company sees Verizon's recent purchase of XO's fiber network as a potential opportunity to compete for business with other enterprises and carriers.

Verizon builds breadth, depth with XO fiber buy, but gaps still remain

The recent acquisition of XO Communications's fiber assets enables Verizon to address two near-term needs: an expanded Ethernet service reach with a larger set of on-net buildings and wireless backhaul, particularly to accommodate small cells. But the carrier still has a way to go in terms of its fiber network reach.

Verizon acquires XO's fiber business for $1.8B, feeding enterprise services, wireless backhaul efforts

Verizon is acquiring competitive provider XO Communications' fiber business for $1.8 billion, giving it an expanded network to deepen its Ethernet penetration while satisfying its small cell and wireless backhaul needs.

Videotron acquires Fibrenoire in move to battle Zayo's Canada ambitions

Videotron has reached a deal to acquire fiber-centric service provider Fibernoire for $88.6 million, enhancing its ability to effectively compete with growing threats from U.S. providers like Zayo that are coming into Canada.

AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier and Verizon want more time to review special access data

A group of ILECs-- AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, and Verizon-- have jointly asked the FCC to extend the deadline to submit Direct Cases related to the regulator's assessment of ILECs' special access rates.

AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink special access pricing practices face new FCC investigation

AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and other ILECs' special access pricing plans are facing a new FCC investigation over claims that these carriers are implementing unreasonable terms and conditions in their plans.