Fiber Networks

FirstLight Completes its Fourth Acquisition of 2017

By | 2017-10-18T10:55:35+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Acquisition, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announces the completion of its acquisition of 186 Communications. Being its fourth transaction this year alone, FirstLight further proves itself as one of the largest providers of fiber-based, high-capacity services throughout the Northeast. FirstLight previously completed the acquisitions of Oxford Networks, Sovernet Communications and [...]

FISPALIVE is Headed to Nashville

By | 2017-01-31T15:42:17+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Categories: business investment, community news, Event Sponsorship, Events, General, Meetings, Network, Speaking Event, tech event, Telecom, telecom conference, telecom event, telecom industry blog, telecom networking event, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

FISPALIVE is going to make some music next month when they head to the "Music City," Nashville, for the "FISPA 2017 Hybrid Service Provider Conference." FISPALIVE, taking place February 15-17, 2017, is the must-attend trade show for serious executives and network operators who call competitive telecom their industry. You see all the vendors and new products in [...]

Lightower is Authorized Vendor for Massachusetts State Government Contract ITT46

By | 2013-02-05T14:25:41+00:00 February 5th, 2013|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, big data, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, carrier, colocation, content delivery network, dark fiber, Data Center, data network services, education, Ethernet, fiber, Government, higher education, interconnection, Internet, Internet Service Providers, internet traffic, low latency, Low-Latency Network, managed services, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Telecom, Telecommunications, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks has been named an authorized vendor to the Massachusetts state government through the statewide ITT46 Network Services contract. The award enables Lightower to offer Ethernet, SONET, Internet Access, Colocation and Dark Fiber solutions to Massachusetts state and local government entities. With government budgets shrinking while the demand for services continues to increase, state [...]

Lightower Leads Discussion on Infrastructure Demand at Massachusetts Broadband Summit

By | 2012-11-13T15:33:40+00:00 November 13th, 2012|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, big data, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, Broadband Stimulus, business partnership, carrier, colocation, Conferences, Content Delivery, content delivery network, dark fiber, education, Ethernet, Events, fiber, Financial, Global Telecommunications, Government, healthcare, high frequency traders, higher education, Internet, internet traffic, low latency, Low-Latency Network, Media, network congestion, network growth, network route, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, partnerships, technology trends, Telco 2.0, Telecom, telecom conference, Telecommunications, video streaming, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks will moderate a panel titled “Building a Wired Economy: Demand in Massachusetts” as part of the Massachusetts Broadband Summit. Lightower’s Chris Williams, Director of Complex Solutions, will moderate a panel of industry executives on Wednesday evening, November 14, 2012, at the MIT Stata Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Broadband Summit is organized [...]

Zayo Announces AboveNet Network Integration

By | 2012-09-20T12:00:13+00:00 September 20th, 2012|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, business acquisition, carrier, colocation, dark fiber, Data Center, economy, enterprise, fiber, Financial, global expansion, Global Telecommunications, interconnection, Internet, network growth, network route, technology trends, Telecom, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Zayo Group announces the completion of the network integration between Zayo and AboveNet networks. The resulting combined network nearly doubles Zayo’s national network reach and provides connectivity that spans over 61,000 route miles in 45 states and 7 countries.  Zayo closed the acquisition of AboveNet on July 2nd, 2012. The integration of the Zayo and AboveNet [...]

Achelea Global Networks Announces Fiber Builds into Several New Markets to Include North Carolina

By | 2012-08-14T13:05:14+00:00 August 14th, 2012|Categories: bandwidth, Broadband, colocation, dark fiber, Data Center, economy, enterprise, fiber, interconnection, Internet, low latency, network growth, network route, technology trends, Telecom, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Achelea Global Networks has begun the engineering and construction of its fiber rings and routes in North Carolina as well as in Georgia and California. These routes will have global reach capabilities and support the latest in technologies. The initial phase of this state-of-the-art, low-latency fiber optic network build will include fiber rings around Charlotte, NC; [...]

Lightower Attending HostingCon 2012 This Week in Boston

By | 2012-07-16T13:23:47+00:00 July 16th, 2012|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, big data, Broadband, carrier, cloud, colocation, Conferences, content delivery network, dark fiber, Data Center, data center expansion, data network services, disaster recovery, Ethernet, Events, fiber, Financial, Financial Exchange, General, Global Telecommunications, high frequency traders, hosting, interconnection, Internet, Internet Exchange, Internet Service Providers, internet traffic, low latency, Low-Latency Network, managed services, network growth, network route, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, peering, Point of Presence, Servers, technology trends, Telecom, telecom conference, Telecommunications, video streaming, web hosting, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks will be on the floor at HostingCon this week in Boston, Massachusetts. Attending the eighth annual hosting and data center conference, Lightower representatives will be onsite to discuss the company’s all-fiber, low-latency network that spans the northeast United States. These services are particularly well-suited to serve the needs of the hosting and data [...]

Lightower Expands Fiber Network in Central and Northern New Jersey

By | 2012-05-07T07:16:10+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Categories: bandwidth, Broadband, carrier, colocation, dark fiber, economy, enterprise, Ethernet, fiber, Financial, interconnection, Internet, network growth, technology trends, Telecom, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks will add over 100 route miles of new fiber through several major expansions of its industry-leading all-fiber network in Central and Northern New Jersey. The expansion will spread throughout the counties of Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Middlesex, and Mercer. Lightower’s New Jersey network expansion program is in direct response to the surging demand [...]

Lightower to Attend COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2012 Convention & EXPO

By | 2012-04-12T22:18:13+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Categories: appointments, bandwidth, Broadband, business partnership, carrier, colocation, Conferences, dark fiber, economy, enterprise, Ethernet, Events, fiber, Low-Latency Network, Meetings, network growth, Telecom, telecom conference, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks executives will attend COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2012 Convention & EXPO on April 15-18 2012, in San Francisco, CA. COMPTEL PLUS provides an effective networking environment for discussing new business relationships, as well as for fostering existing ones. The Lightower Network offers carriers and enterprises unparalleled network density in the Northeast, with over 6,400 [...]

Metro Fiber Build-Outs – It’s Who You Know!

By | 2012-02-28T15:28:05+00:00 February 28th, 2012|Categories: bandwidth, Broadband, carrier, colocation, Conferences, dark fiber, Data Center, economy, enterprise, Ethernet, Events, fiber, Financial, Meetings, mobile, network congestion, network growth, technology trends, Telecom, telecom conference, Telecommunications, wireless|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Allied Fiber’s Hunter Newby Talks Challenges Faced by Metro Players Metro Connect Panel: Practical Challenges Facing Network Build-Outs Allied Fiber’s, CEO, Hunter Newby was among a distinguished group of industry thought leaders that discussed the challenges faced by metro players, specifically those fiber providers that are charged with filling the increasing demand through strategic build-outs. Other [...]

New Fiber Infrastructure Has Direct Impact on GDP Growth and Productivity

By | 2012-01-31T10:52:42+00:00 January 31st, 2012|Categories: bandwidth, Broadband, carrier, colocation, dark fiber, economy, enterprise, fiber, Financial, Global Telecommunications, Internet, mobile, network congestion, network growth, technology trends, Telecom, Telecommunications, wireless|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In Section 3 of the World Bank’s report on ‘The Role of Mobile Phones in Sustainable Rural Poverty Reduction’ statistics are provided on the impact mobile has on rural markets. The research in this report finds that fiber infrastructure directly relates to GDP growth, job creation, productivity, tax revenue as well as social benefits, such as [...]

Colorado Biz Magazine Interviews Zayo CEO

By | 2011-10-27T16:38:07+00:00 October 27th, 2011|Categories: awards, Broadband, carrier, cloud, cloud computing, colocation, dark fiber, Data Center, economy, fiber, iPad, mobile, network growth, tablet pc, Tech Awards, technology trends, Telecom, Telecommunications, wireless|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Zayo is a finalist in the Colorado Biz Top Company of the Year 2011. As part of being selected as a finalist, Colorado Biz Magazine interviewed Zayo CEO, Dan Caruso. In the video interview, Dan speaks about the rapid growth and increasing need for bandwidth caused by devices such as tablet computers and the move of [...]

Allied Fiber From Frankfurt to Toronto

By | 2011-10-25T08:32:08+00:00 October 25th, 2011|Categories: Broadband, colocation, Conferences, dark fiber, Data Center, economy, Events, fiber, mobile, network growth, technology trends, Telecom, telecom conference, Telecommunications, Wholesale Telecom, wireless|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Allied Fiber’s CEO, Hunter Newby is back from cnX5 in Frankfurt, Germany and off to Toronto for Capacity North America, taking place this week. cnX5 was a well attended event and Hunter was on-site as the Master of Ceremonies where he also conducted a variety of video interviews. On October 26-27, Hunter will be at Capacity [...]

Zayo Group to Acquire 360Networks, Nearly Doubling Network Reach

By | 2011-10-07T13:21:27+00:00 October 7th, 2011|Categories: Broadband, business acquisition, colocation, dark fiber, fiber, network growth, Telecom, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Zayo Group today announces it has executed a definitive agreement to acquire Seattle-based 360networks holdings (USA) inc. (“360networks”).  The acquisition combines Zayo’s deep metro fiber networks across 60 US metropolitan markets and 360networks’ unique intercity fiber network spanning the central and western United States. 360networks will be the largest of the 17 acquisitions made by Zayo [...]

Global Capacity – FORE!

By | 2011-10-03T08:23:38+00:00 October 3rd, 2011|Categories: global expansion, Global Telecommunications, Telecom, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , |

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