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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 […]

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Tom Wheeler Most people would agree that in the past two decades, e-mail has forever changed the way people communicate. However, industry pundit Tom Wheeler might argue that this instantaneous communication was used in its purest form more than a century ago not to mention the shaping effects these early correspondences had on our nations […]

Citynet Expands Footprint in Pennsylvania, Ohio

Citynet Wholesale (Booth 821), a facilities-based broadband service provider for Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, announced it will continue its network expansion, adding 11 new markets by years end. Several new markets are nearing completion in Ohio, including Delaware, Marion, Mansfield and Wooster. In Pennsylvania, Citynet has sites under construction in Connellsville, Franklin, Meadville, […]

Level 3 to Buy ICG Communications

Fresh off its Progress Telecom acquisition, Level 3 Communications Inc. said today it will acquire all of the stock of ICG Communications Inc., a privately held Colorado-based telecommunications company for $163 million. “This transaction gives Level 3 the opportunity to further expand our footprint into areas where we see demand for our services, and to […]

OnFiber Expands into Cincinnati

OnFiber Communications Inc. has expanded its services into Cincinnati, Ohio. The market is the companys 18th in the United States. OnFiber now has more than 5,000 route miles of fiber optic network across the country. Demand for our services is continuing to increase all across the country, says Michael Guess, COO and co-founder of OnFiber. […]

Ohio PUC Approves SBC-AT&T Merger

Ohios Public Utilities Commission today approved SBC Communications Inc.s takeover of AT&T Corp. The Arizona Corporation Commission also is expected to act on the merger today and the California Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to vote on the issue Nov. 18. Ohio PUC commissioners decided the merger is entirely consistent with the thrust of telecommunications […]

Nortel, Calix to Outfit Sprint Nextel with Access Solution

Sprint Nextels local telecom division has selected Nortel to supply it with new broadband access solutions for use in 18 states as part of the carriers move to packetization. While Nortel will provide integration and other services, the access equipment used in the two-year deal comes from Calix. Financial details of the award were not […]

Citynet Deepens Tier 2/3 Network

Citynet (Booth 809) is expanding its fiber-optic network in an effort to provide the most extensive market coverage in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The carriers carrier has 18 PoPs in Ohio covering all eight of the states LATAs. Our build into the Youngstown market, providing both IXC and special central office access, has […]

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