Might Level 3 or Zayo Buy Lightower?

Last month, Lightower acquired Datacenter101 to help meet demand for data center and networking services in the Columbus, Ohio, area.

Lightower Wraps $2 Billion Fibertech Buy

The purchase roughly doubles the Lightower service area, which now covers the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and the Midwest – covering 40 percent of the U.S. population.

ATLANTIC-ACM Hails Business Telecom Award Winners

ATLANTIC-ACM has unveiled its Business Telecom Services Excellence Award winners for 2008. The awards were presented by CEO Dr. Judy Reed Smith during a ceremony at the Yale Club of New York. The winners are: AT&T: Retail Incumbent Brand, Network, SMB Voice Value, Large Business and Enterprise Voice Value Embarq: Retail Incumbent Provisioning, Customer Service, […]

COMPTEL: Focus on the Last Foot

While the “last mile” gets the spotlight, it’s the “last foot” that causes network planners headaches these days. Getting traffic to the correct floor of the building can be more challenging and expensive than getting traffic hundreds of miles away from its point of origin. A panel of service providers will discuss obstacles to last-foot […]

Telecom, Utility Panelists Address Argument Over Attachment Rates

The matter of pole attachment rates has resurfaced this year as competitive service providers call on the FCC to end pricing disparities. Don Shepheard, vice president of federal regulatory affairs and policy for Time Warner Telecom, the company that reignited the pole attachments debate with a white paper it sent to the FCC, will lead […]


MCI in February requested a two-month extension on its deadline to emerge from bankruptcy. The Ashburn, Va., company said the extension would give it time to complete its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. MCI said it has obtained all necessary approvals from regulators and creditors to emerge from bankruptcy. Meanwhile, MCI and AT&T […]

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