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Level 3 Closes Looking Glass Acquisition

Level 3 Communications Inc. has completed its acquisition of Looking Glass Networks Inc. Level 3 paid Looking Glass security holders approximately 21.3 million unregistered shares and $8.7 million in cash. The wholesale carrier also repaid $67 million of outstanding Looking Glass debt. Level 3 will add Looking Glass to its recently announced Metro Services business […]

US Signal Lights More Fiber

US Signal (Booth 504) announces it has lit the Wisconsin and Illinois portions of its long-haul fiber-optic network, as well as the Rockford, Ill., metro network. The company has been expanding its PoPs since February, giving telecommunications carriers, resellers and channel partners access to its infrastructure. US Signal says the Rockford metro ring was turned […]

US Signal Lights New Portions of Fiber-Optic Network

US Signal said today it has lit the Wisconsin and Illinois portions of its long-haul fiber-optic network, as well as the Rockford, Ill., metro network. The company has been expanding its PoPs since February, giving telecommunications carriers, resellers and channel partners access to its infrastructure. US Signal said the Rockford metro ring was turned up […]

Business News – Teradyne Opens Cable Farm in Midwest

Posted: 06/2000 Teradyne Opens Cable Farm in Midwest By Stacy Lane Linkmeyer From the Midwestern breadbasket of Deerborn, Ill., a modern farm–of sorts–has appeared on the landscape.Missing are rows of corn, grain or soybeans. They’ve been replaced by more than 95,000 feet of cable of varying gauges and lengths, cross-connects, pedestals, switches, network equipment and […]

Frontier Aligns with Telstra, OPEX

Posted: 11/1999 Frontier Aligns with Telstra, OPEX Rochester, N.Y.-based Frontier Communications, a unit of Frontier Corp., has announced deals with Telstra Corp. Ltd., Sydney, Australia, and OPEX Communications, Elk Grove Village, Ill., totaling $20 million and $18 million, respectively. Frontier’s Carrier Services group will provide network services to the U.S. subsidiary of Telstra, headquartered in […]

SBC Completes Acquisition of Ameritech

Posted: 11/1999 SBC Completes Acquisition of Ameritech By Liz Montalbano and Kim Sunderland SBC Communications Inc., San Antonio, has completed its acquisition of Ameritech Corp., Hoffman Estates, Ill., giving the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) control of three of the original seven Baby Bells, as well as sizeable chunk of customer base and facilities in […]

Business News – Tellabs To Acquire Netcore Systems

Posted: 09/1999 Tellabs To Acquire Netcore Systems Lisle, Ill.-based Tellabs and Wilmington, Mass.-based NetCore Systems Inc. have announced an agreement for Tellabs to acquire NetCore in an all-stock deal valued at about $575 million. NetCore is a developer of carrier-class Internet protocol (IP) routing and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switching solutions. Tellabs’ acquisition of the […]

Power to the People

Posted: 03/1999 Power to the People FCC’s Slamming Crackdown Bodes Well for Customers, Ill for IXCs By Kim Sunderland In the quiet suburbs of Herndon, Va., located west of the nation’s capital, the proverbial Smith family was outraged to learn they had been "slammed." The Smiths, young professionals with two small children, regularly call family […]

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