First Communications came to my attention as a long distance company a few years ago. Since then it has sold off its LD business and focused on its regional fiber business. Zayo is going to acquire First Comm. for $110M.
Zayo is fiber ll the time. "First Telecom Services manages a network of over 8,000 route miles of fiber and approximately 500 on-net buildings. It is focused on providing dark fiber and wavelength services across its 11 state footprint, with the highest concentration of network and revenue in Pennsylvania and Ohio." This helps add some depth to Zayo's network map. The First network runs from Chicago to Toronto through Penn., DE, MD, NJ and Ohio.