Zayo Group Wraps Dark Fiber Build in Virginia

Broadband provider Zayo Group says it has completed its fiber-optic network to a DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT) data center in Ashburn, Va., connecting to customers in Zayo’s regional and national network.

Verizon Dumps More White Pages

In Virginia, Verizon is ending automatic delivery of printed residential white pages listings soon. The carrier plans to do the same thing throughout its territory.

Citynet Announces New Virginia Markets

Citynet Wholesale (Booth 727), a facilities-based broadband service provider specializing in Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, has announced plans to add several new Virginia markets to their service area footprint by years end. By building into central offices in key markets across Virginia, Citynet will add more than 300 route miles of fiber to […]

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 […]


This is the first issue of PHONE+ since the massacre at Virginia Tech some 45 days after the event. I point this out on purpose because the monthly magazine cycle stands in sharp contrast to electronic journalism. But even TV and online dailies are no match for the youwitness variety that characterized the most recent […]

Broadview Expands Footprint

Following its acquisition of ATX Communications, Broadview Networks (Booth 401) now offers its partners an expanded geographic footprint that extends from New Hampshire to Virginia. Broadview acquired ATX in October 2006. The combined company operates in 20 markets throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. Channel partners from both legacy sales organizations now can service […]

Broadview Buys InfoHighway for Undisclosed Amount

Broadview Networks Holdings Inc. is buying New York-based InfoHighway Communications Corp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, as both companies are privately held. Broadview did say the transaction should close in the second quarter. Buying InfoHighway gives Broadview a footprint in New York, extending overall coverage from to 20 markets from Maine to Virginia, […]

Mike Hassett

THEN : In 1987, Mike Hassett was the account executive for Bell Atlantic in West Virginia. After completing a 700-location data network in support of the launch of the West Virginia State Lottery,  he spent the rest of the year adding state office locations to a multinode Centrex system. He also was beginning to look […]

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