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Zayo files for IPO, expects to raise $100M

Zayo has filed the necessary paperwork with U.S. regulators to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) with hopes of raising up to $100 million.

Google Fiber extends Provo, Utah, fiber broadband sign-up through September

Google Fiber announced that it's going to extend the sign-up process for residents who want its fiber to the home (FTTH) service in Provo, Utah, through September.

KPN simplifies broadband plans with four new DSL, fiber bundle plans

KPN has introduced four new wireline broadband packages, offering a new range of speeds and bundles over its existing copper and growing fiber to the home (FTTH) last mile networks.

Sizing up the LTE spectrum holdings of the top four wireless operators

All of the top wireless operators spend a lot of their energy touting how many people their networks cover or the speeds their LTE networks can deliver. However, a new  FierceWireless  report reveals that the more important metric is how much spectrum the carriers have to support their LTE services--and where exactly they have it across the country.

San Francisco, San Jose add roaming and encryption capabilities to their Wi-Fi service

San Francisco and San Jose, Calif., incorporated Hotspot 2.0 roaming and encryption capabilities into their existing public Wi-Fi hotspot service in partnership with Ruckus Wireless and Global Reach.

Alpheus to add 3,000 near-net fiber locations in Houston and Dallas

Alpheus Communications is going to spend up to $12 million to increase its fiber network footprint in Houston and Dallas, a move that will enable it to better respond to multi-site businesses that are looking for alternative sources to connect their office locations and data centers.

FairPoint, New England Telehealth Consortium connect 250 facilities with 1 Gbps Ethernet

FairPoint Communications and the New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC) announced that they have recently connected 250 sites with the telco's 1 Gbps Carrier Ethernet Services (CES) product.

tw telecom ramps up Las Vegas network footprint

tw telecom, which is in the process of  merging with Level 3 Communications, is adding more power to its Las Vegas network by extending its presence into North Las Vegas and south into Spring Valley and Henderson.

U.S.-Germany/Portugal-Ghana World Cup streaming traffic sets new record

While there is still a number of games to be played, Akamai's recent live global traffic streaming feed revealed that traffic rates surpassed the 4.59 record made during the Mexico-Brazil match on June 17. 

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.