Michigan

 

Spectrotel Expands Midwest Footprint to Michigan

New Jersey-based Spectrotel, a provider of phone and Internet service for business and residential customers, announced this week it will expand its service footprint into Michigan, furthering its expansion into the Midwest. Michigan is 21st state in which Spectrotel has become a certified CLEC. The company announced its entry into Illinois and Wisconsin last year. […]

COMPTEL: INDATELgroup Announces New Member

INDATELgroup (Booth 915), an organization owned by independent telcos that provides alternate access and wholesale services in rural areas, announced a new member, Peninsula Fiber Networks (PFN) LLC, which is based in the upper peninsula of Michigan. PFN is a fiber-optic transport company owned by Hiawatha Communications and Baraga Telephone Company. PFN spans Michigans upper […]

AT&T to Buy Dobson

AT&T Inc. said Friday it will acquire Dobson Communications Corp. for approximately $2.8 billion in cash. The RBOC said it wants to get more market share among rural wireless subscribers Dobson operates under the Cellular One brand and has provided roaming service to AT&T since 1990. It has 1.7 million subscribers. The company will be […]

US Signal Expands Further Into Indiana, Michigan

US Signal (Booth 211) announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo it has activated new PoPs in Detroit and Portage, Ind. The Portage location gives wholesale and enterprise customers access to US Signals long-haul network at PRTGINXA, the company said. US Signals expansion of its metro presence in Detroit introduces service access at the […]

Talk America Closes Second Rival Acquisition

The upcoming change in UNE-P rules has CLECs scrambling to diversify their services so they stay afloat, a strategy demonstrated by the closure yesterday of Talk Americas second acquisition in months. Talk America, a Virginia-based CLEC, now owns Network Telephone Corp. (NTC), a voice, data and video provider serving businesses in the southeast. Talk America […]

LDMI, Talk America Combo Debuts

At The Channel Partners Conference & Expo, LDMI Telecommunications and its parent company Talk America Holdings Inc. (Booth 803) are making their first joint appearance since the two merged in July. The combined company plans to use the show to reach Midwest-based agents, an audience that matches its growing service region in Michigan and Ohio, […]

Talk America Closes LDMI Buyout

Talk America has completed its acquisition of Midwestern provider LDMI Telecommunications Inc. The $48.1 million deal gives SBC Communications Inc. sizeable competition in the region. LDMI provides service on more than 131,000 voice equivalent lines and 27,000 data equivalent lines, primarily in Michigan and Ohio. Talk America expects the combined companies to use its softswitch […]

CenturyTel Completes Purchase of KMC Fiber Networks

CenturyTel Inc. has completed the acquisition of fiber networks from KMC Telecom Holdings Inc. (KMC) in 16 markets. The deal is valued at $65 million. The purchase means CenturyTel has added the following markets to its operations: Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. “This acquisition helps expand CenturyTel’s competitive local […]

PowerNet Expands Phone Packages to Maryland

PowerNet Global Communications on Thursday announced packages of local and long-distance phone service for residential customers in Maryland, bringing to 10 the number of states where the Cincinnati-based company markets bundled offers through independent sales agents and affinity groups. The company also said it is offering custom calling features for its bundled services in Florida, […]

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