PEG Bandwidth Intros New 100G Ethernet Route

At more than 225 miles, this route complements PEG Bandwidth’s extensive fiber network and provides rural America connections at network speeds rivaling those of metropolitan markets.

Mammoth Networks Lights Fiber In Denver

Mammoth Networks (Booth #1719) announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo that it has completed its most recent fiber deployment in Denver. The site, which employs Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) equipment, was lit on Feb. 28, 2010, and can carry a signal of up to 10gbps. This new fiber will be used to […]

Level 3 Launches Wireless Tower Access Service

Level 3 Communications Inc. (LVLT) has announced the launch of Level 3 Tower Access, a new service that offers direct wireless tower connectivity to the Level 3 network. Tower Access provides wireless carriers with more efficient and cost-effective options for wireless backhaul in metropolitan and rural locations. The first phase of this initiative will target unserved […]

FCC to Review Exclusive Handset Deals

The FCC will take up the Senate Commerce Committee’s suggestion that it review wireless operators’ practice of signing exclusive handset contracts. “I agree that we should open a proceeding to closely examine wireless handset exclusivity arrangements that have reportedly become more prevalent in recent years, and I have instructed the Bureau to begin crafting such […]

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 […]

Column: Ask Steve Rural SMB Opportunities

Fly fishin, wide open country, clean air, starry nights, software-as-a-service (SaaS). Which one doesnt belong when you think about rural America? This month were going to look at rural SMBs and SaaS. Do these seem to be contradictory terms? Think again. Q: I own an IT services company working in a fairly rural area. What […]

Actelis Delivers High-Speed Internet, VoIP Services to Rural Iowa

Actelis Networks announced at the COMPTEL show that Farmers Mutual Telephone Cooperative (FMTC) has deployed Actelis Carrier Ethernet over Copper solution to deliver high-speed Internet and VoIP services over its voice-grade copper facilities. Actelis supplied FMTC with its ML628 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) and EFMplus technology, enabling the independent telco headquartered in Shellsburg, Iowa, to […]

DialToneServices to Distribute MSV Products

DialToneServices has signed a three-year agreement with Mobile Satellite Ventures LP for the distribution of MSV satellite communications products and services. DTS will distribute MSV voice and push-to-talk products and services to extend communications services to uncertificated telecommunications regions areas that are presently un-served or under-served by telephone companies, the company said. DTS provides fixed […]

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