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Did EarthLink Goof on Branding?

Yesterday when I was speaking to a client, I mentioned that new Edge Networks merged with Deltacom to become EarthLink Business. The confused look on his face was not unexpected. Again this morning when discussing the new name, EarthLink is...

3 New Acquisitions

PAETEC subsidiary Paetec Software Corporation, bought Formula Telecom Solutions Inc. for $13 million in cash, according to this release. PAETEC is just buying the billing platform it has used for over ten years. Makes sense. And $13M for a BSS...

Accolades

Since some folks think I don’t post any positive stuff, today’s post is filled with accolades. Here are some companies that deserve a gold star.For the sixth consecutive year VoIP Supply has been named one of the Top 100 Private...

My Take on Stocks

So “BroadSoft Inc.(BSFT) shares climbed 43% after the voice-enabling software company reported third-quarter earnings that exceeded estimates,” according to MarketWatch. Total revenue increased 22% year-to-year to $22.3 million; up 13% from the second quarter of 2010. License revenue increased 27%...

Want to Buy Some Florida Fiber?

Over on Telecom Ramblings, Rob Powell talks about how metro fiber assets are for sale. In Florida, we have some smaller fiber players.One such player started asTruWave Networks. TruWave was financed by $25M in investor cash and run by former...

EarthLink Acquires Deltacom

I had to check the calendar to make certain it was October 1 and not April 1 when I read the headline that EarthLink bought Deltacom.Deltacom has a lot of fiber in the Southeast - 35 metro rings and 16,400...

Paetec acquiring Cavalier

PAETEC announced that it is merging with Cavalier Telephone this morning. The transaction is worth about $796M if I read between the lines correctly - $336M in debt and $460M in financing. So PAETEC gets about $800M in additional revenue...

More Mergers

Windstream bought Q-Comm this week. Q-Comm owns Norlight and KDL for $782M - cash, stock and debt. Windstream gets 30,000 fiber route miles (whatever the heck that is). It also acquires about 5500 SMB customers to complement what it bought...

FiberNet Changes Hands (Again)

One Communications sold off its FiberNet holdings - 100,000access lines and about 3,500 route miles - to NTELOS, according to a press release. The price tag: "for cash consideration of approximately $170 million." Huh? What is that?I'm translating this from...

Zayo Buys AFS

As Rob Powell predicted, the self-proclaimed Fiber Bigot, Dave Rusin, CEO of Rochester-based American Fiber Systems, sold the company to Zayo. Some reports were that the sale price was $185M, but Zayo is stating that number is ridiculous. The original...

Is FiOS Crushing Verizon?

Is Verizon getting crushed by their FiOS project?A source says that the labor force internally has shifted around so that the FiOS department is a separate stand-alone department without access from other departments. In other words, FiOS is a silo....

Lit Building Strategy

Rob Powell at Telecom Ramblings has his lit building chart updated. Top 5 most lit buildings is TWT, L3, Optimum Lightpath, FiberTech and XO at 3000.So L3 tried to sell mainly on-net via the channel. They would light any building...

Which Docket, Dave?

Dave Rusin is the CEO of American Fiber Systems. He is a self-proclaimed fiber bigot. He has a two part blog post about the Special Access fight at the FCC. Dave may have his dockets confused. He calls it the Special Access...

But It's In the Tariff!

I've been trying to order Dry Fiber out of the AT&T Southeast FCC Tariff # 1 for over a month.The Service Inquiry used to be manual paper - now it is a system called NSS. No idea how to access...

Wouldn't Eminent Domain Work?

BellSouth and Cox fought Lafayette (LA) over the municipal fiber project (LUS) to the  tune of $500,000 in legal fees. Who do you think paid those fees? Taxpayers and consumers.Then there's the Embarq, TimeWarner Cable fight over the Wilson (NC)...

Duopoly against the City

CircleID has the story of ILECs and Cable companies once again fighting municipalities, like BellSouth and Cox fought LUS.With President Obama determined to promote the development of open network telecommunications and smart grid networks we can expect the incumbents to...

Dave's Advice to Agents

Dave Rusin, CEO at AFS, has some advice on his blog for agents (or on xchange). I agree with this one point: "If I were an agent of any sort, I would focus on carriers that have competitive sustainability." However,...

Another look at AFS

After spending much of 2H09 campaigning for ILEC Forbearance because he claims that the CLEC model has failed in the US, American Fiber Systems' Dave Rusin is interviewed by TMC's Rich Tehrani (video). My problem with Dave is that he...

Fiber Lit Buildings

Rob Powell has an update to his fiber list on Telecom Ramblings blog. What is interesting about the chart is that TWT and L3 have about the same number of route miles - 26,000 - but TWT has way more...
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