Lightower acquires two fiber-based ISPs

Lightower Fiber, the recently anointed fiber subsidiary of New England firm Lightower LLC, said it is acquiring two fiber-based ISPs, DataNet Communications Group and KeySpan Communications. The deals will expand Lightower Fiber regionally, but the KeySpan acquisition also includes that company's rights to three trans-Atlantic cable routes from New York to Paris and London.

Lightower formerly was known as National Grid Wireless, but M/C Venture Partners and Wachovia Capital Partners acquired the company last year and changed its name to Lightower. The Boxborough, Mass. firm then split its operation into two units, Lightower Fiber and Lightower Wireless.

For more:
- check out this coverage at Mass High Tech

Related article:
- Zayo Bandwidth has been busy acquiring fiber networks, too

Suggested Articles

RCN, Grande and Wave Broadband have added 22,000 customers into the fold with the conclusion of a deal to buy Houston-based EnTouch Systems.

Great Plains Communications, a Blair, Neb.-based independent telco, has completed its deal to buy Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation (ETC.)

On the heels of job cuts a several weeks ago, Salesforce CEO March Benioff said on Twitter that his company would add 12,000 jobs over the next year.