Topic: mergers and acquisitions
Verizon has advanced its standing as the third largest Ethernet provider, beating out Spectrum Enterprise.
Consolidated Communications says that it has not found any initial issues as it started to integrate FairPoint into its fold.
TDS Telecom signed a deal to acquire Central Oregon-based Crestview Cable Communications as a way to further its fiber-based broadband reach.
Level 3 says some of its enterprise customers are being cautious as the company proceeds with its merger with CenturyLink.
The second that the Crown Castle/Lightower deal was consummated, analysts were already thinking about who might be next.
Crown Castle International has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lightower for approximately $7.1 billion in cash.
The proposed combination of CenturyLink and Level 3 is continuing to gain regulatory approvals while eliciting yawns from the market.
General Cable Corp. is considering a future that might include a sale of the company.
Lightower is reportedly evaluating a takeover offer in excess of $7 billion from Crown Castle.
CenturyLink has gotten the blessing from four additional state regulators for its pending Level 3 acquisition.