Broadband

Hurricane Irma – How NJFX is Supporting Critical Global Infrastructure

By | 2017-09-12T11:47:19+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, carrier, colocation, Data Center, data center tour, disaster recovery, General, global carrier, global data center, international carrier, Internet, internet traffic, Submarine Cable Network, subsea cable, Telecom, telecom infrastructure|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean, Florida and up through the southeast over the last few days. Thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed, communities were flooded and trees were uprooted all through the region. Its full effects are yet to be completely known. One thing that is certain is that power outages are widespread. Residences [...]

Hammer Fiber and Go Long Wireless Enter Exciting Partnership

By | 2017-07-26T13:07:27+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Categories: Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, business collaboration, business expansion, business investment, business partnership, business strategy, fiber, fiber optics, rural areas, Rural Telecom, VoIP, VoIP service, wireless, wireless broadband telecommunications networks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hammer Fiber Optic Investments Ltd., a New Jersey-based wireless and fiber network operator and wholly owned subsidiary of publicly traded Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp (OTCQB:HMMR) has entered into a new partnership that will lead to dramatic expansion. The company announced today that is has teamed up with Go Long Wireless, Ltd. (GLW), a company based [...]

Lightower Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Detroit Office

By | 2017-04-19T10:06:14+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, business expansion, business investment, commercial real estate, Commercial Real Estate Technology, Connectivity, dark fiber, data network services, Dedicated Internet Access, economy, Events, fiber network, fiber optics, General, Lightower, tech, technology startup, Telecom, telecom event, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks continues its strong growth and expansion with a new office located at 755 West Big Beaver Road in Detroit, MI. This office will further support Lightower’s employee base and network infrastructure of over 1,200 route miles of fiber and over 100 on-net buildings throughout the region. Over the past few years, Detroit has [...]

BTC Broadband Selects MRV for Strategic Build-Out of WDM Network in the State of Oklahoma

By | 2017-04-19T15:41:38+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Broadband, jsa blog, JSA Clients, Lifecycle Service Orchestration, LSO, MRV, MRV Communcations, Network, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MRV Communications has yet again been selected to assist with a fiber backbone build-out and this time it was chosen by BTC Broadband, a regional broadband telecommunications service provider in the State of Oklahoma. BTC Broadband was in search for an effective solution that could be both cost-effective and have the capability to satisfy their current [...]

The Future of Streaming Depends on IP Services Excellence

By | 2017-02-09T09:43:27+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, c-level, community news, Connectivity, Content Delivery, Digital Television, Internet of Everything, Internet Protocols, internet traffic, IoT, IP Exchange, IP peering, IP Solutions, IP transit, IP-based video, IPTV, jsa blog, JSA Blog Submission, JSA Clients, mobile broadband connectivity, mobile broadband data services, mobile broadband services, Open Letter Series, Point of Presence, Technology, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, telecom video, Telecommunications, Video, Video Conferencing, Video On Demand, video streaming|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Eric Contag, President and CEO of GlobeNet In the past few years, the transition from legacy services to IP services has surged significantly within the video and entertainment industries, due to the onset of a variety of emerging technologies. Over-The-Top (OTT), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are the newcomers that demand top-tier data transmission [...]

New York School District Selects FirstLight Dark Fiber and Internet to Enhance Learning Environment

By | 2016-11-04T10:43:01+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Categories: Broadband, dark fiber, EdTech, education, fiber network, Internet, jsa blog, Network, network provider, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

FirstLight Fiber announced this week that Shenendehowa Central Schools (Shen), serving 9,850 students at eight elementary schools, three middle schools and a high school, has selected FirstLight over several other alternatives to connect several of its remote schools and upgrade its Internet connectivity. FirstLight’s dark fiber service provides connectivity to Shen’s remote sites and FirstLight’s Internet [...]

Big Telecom M&A News: CenturyLink to Acquire Level 3 in $34B Deal

By | 2016-10-31T15:47:50+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Categories: Acquisition, Broadband, business acquisition, carrier, enterprise, fiber, fiber network, global expansion, Global Telecommunications, Internet, jsa blog, Network, network growth, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Well, here we have it. The next big telecom M&A was announced today: CenturyLink confirmed it will acquire Level 3 Communications for a reported $25 billion plus the Level 3 debt assumed, totaling a $34 billion deal. This acquisition creates what will be the second largest domestic provider in the US, rivaling AT&T and Verizon in [...]

Lightower Expands its Fiber Network throughout North Carolina

By | 2016-10-12T08:55:57+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, cloud, cloud computing, colocation, dark fiber, data, Ethernet, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, Financial, General, Government, higher education, hybrid cloud, IP transit, Lightower, lit fiber, long haul, low latency, Low-Latency Network, Network, Technology, Telecom, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks is expanding its high-performance fiber network within ‘The Tarheel’ state. Adding over 365 fiber route miles, Lightower’s fiber build in North Carolina will serve thousands of organizations located in downtown Raleigh and Charlotte, including Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and governments. The expansion of 120 miles to Lightower’s existing network in Raleigh, along [...]

Learn to Power Your Local Economy at NGN’s Georgia Gigabit Communities Summit

By | 2016-09-21T14:03:23+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Categories: B2B, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, Events, fiber optics, General, Gigabit internet, Internet, jsa blog, JSA Clients, Network, telecom event, telecom industry blog, telecom infrastructure, telecom news, telecom news blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In today’s economy, having reliable and speedy access to the Internet has become a key factor in business success. Businesses that have superior broadband hold an advantage over those that have subpar access to the World Wide Web. There are many rural broadband initiatives currently taking place throughout the U.S. Communities that have top-notch connectivity edge [...]

FirstLight Fiber Upgrades Visiting Nurse and Hospice’s Internet Services

By | 2016-08-25T11:49:27+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Categories: Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, business expansion, Connectivity, healthcare, Internet, Internet Service Providers, jsa blog, JSA Clients, Network, network growth, Network Solutions, network upgrade, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH) has selected FirstLight Fiber for its Internet services upgrade in West Lebanon, NH and its new location in White River Junction, VT. As VNH continues to grow they have taken advantage of FirstLight’s reliable and impressive broadband capabilities. “FirstLight was able to adapt to our needs in [...]

Teach Local, Learn Global with Distance Learning – NGN’s Latest eBook Shows You How

By | 2016-08-11T10:53:54+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Categories: Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, Distance Learning, EdTech, education, fiber, fiber network, NGN Online News|

Distance learning combines education and technology to connect students with people, experiences, lessons and so much more that would traditionally be out of reach for many children. It has had a profound impact on K-12 students in Rural America – as the technology has proven to be a gateway to global educational opportunities that have been [...]

Lightower Expands its Colocation Footprint in the Midwest

By | 2016-07-05T19:23:08+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Acquisition, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, carrier, colocation, Commercial Real Estate Technology, Data Center, data center news, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

With its latest acquisition of Datacenter101, Lightower Fiber Networks, expanded its colocation offering to meet demand from small, medium and large businesses within the region. The Datacenter 101 facility is located in downtown Columbus, Ohio and offers both enterprise-class data center services as well as carrier-class colocation services. This acquisition enhances Lightower’s growing portfolio of data [...]

XKL Introduces its FlexArc Distributed DWDM Functionality at Telecom Exchange NYC

By | 2016-06-22T12:56:37+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Categories: 100G, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Blogs, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, Connectivity, Content, Content Delivery, Data Center, Data Center Connectivity, engineering, Equipment Manufacturer, Ethernet, fiber, fiber optics, interconnection, Internet, internet traffic, JSA Clients, Network, network operators, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Technology, Telecom, Telecommunications, XKL|

In today’s market, there is a strong demand for bandwidth, which means a flexible and scalable network is crucial for customers. Today at Telecom Exchange NYC, XKL announces its FlexArc Distributed DWDM platform. With this innovative solution, customers are able to distribute bandwidth capacity and scale on an as-needed basis, thereby providing users with flexible network [...]

Lightower Fiber Networks Expands Across Staten Island

By | 2016-06-15T08:33:32+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, business ethernet, business expansion, dark fiber, data, data network services, enterprise, Ethernet, Ethernet Private Line (EPL), fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, General, Internet, Lightower, low latency, Low-Latency Network, metro ethernet, Network, network congestion, network equipment, network growth, Technology, telecom news blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks just expanded its all-fiber network throughout Staten Island. The expansion will serve hundreds of new locations in the borough and also creates a new, shorter path around Manhattan from New Jersey to points north and east of New York. Avoiding Manhattan entirely, this new shorter route is perfect for businesses wanting to reduce [...]

Power Utility Future-Proofs Services With Lightower Fiber Networks

By | 2016-06-07T08:26:02+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, business expansion, business investment, Connectivity, engineering, Equipment Manufacturer, fiber, fiber network, General, Global Telecommunications, interconnection, Internet, internet security, Internet Service Providers, internet traffic, Lightower, lit fiber, long haul, Network, network growth, network upgrade, Technology, Telecom, telecom news, Telecom News & Trends (TNT), Telecom News Now, utility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) selected Lightower Fiber Networks to build a 250-mile, all-fiber, custom network to 28 sites across the state. As a non-profit, member-owned electric company, DEC serves over 90,000 members in Delaware, and is committed to ‘keeping the lights on’ by providing safe, reliable, and competitively priced energy services for its member-owners and communities. Lightower's secure, custom-built network is helping [...]

Broad Valley Micro Fiber Networks Collaborates with Ciena, LightRiver, Improving Fan Experience at Dover International Speedway

By | 2016-05-16T15:49:06+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Categories: Broadband, fiber, fiber network, Internet, jsa blog, mobile broadband connectivity, Network, network operators, sporting events, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications, wireless, wireless broadband technology|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dover International Speedway (DIS) recently worked with Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN) and Broad Valley Micro Fiber Networks Inc. to upgrade its facilities for the digital age. Broad Valley designed, constructed, and is operating DIS’s new WiFi over Ethernet/Fiber platform using Ciena’s packet networking solutions. Launched at the NASCAR race weekend on May 13, the upgrade helps eliminate [...]