• Group: Telecom Channel Updates
• Subject: Telecom News for December 20th
EarthLink Inc. (ELNK) agreed to acquire privately held One Communications Corp. in a deal valued at $370 million.
SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal
ARC Networks, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Broadview Networks, announced today that it has been approved as a preferred vendor by the General Services Administration (GSA) of the United States Federal government.
Ethernet over copper gear supplier Actelis announced that Cbeyond, a well-known CLEC, is deploying its solutions to deliver business-class Ethernet services to reach thousands of customers across its nationwide footprint. Actelis spokesman Chris Heinemann says it's the largest EFM over copper rollout in the U.S.
AboveNet, Inc. announced a strategic sales campaign to expand its network reach to enterprises and carriers in the top U.S. metro markets. The campaign will initially focus on customers in the more than 400 data centers already connected to AboveNet's high performance, low latency network.
SOURCE: Digital Journal
TelePacific Communications, the largest California-based CLEC providing integrated voice and data telecommunications services to the small and medium-sized business customer segment in California and Nevada, announced that its SmartVoice services are now available with Ethernet over Copper deployments. Ethernet over Copper (EoC) offers higher bandwidth at attractive price points compared to traditional T1 lines.
SOURCE: The Sacramento Bee
AboveNet has cleared a major hurdle in offering services to Canadian businesses as the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ruled that it can lease dark fiber and light it to sell services.
PowerNet Global announced that it has chosen to work with XO Communications, an industry–leading Ethernet service provider, to bring its agents and customers high–quality Ethernet service at lower prices.
SOURCE: PowerNet Global
Time Warner Cable Business Class, the B2B arm of Time Warner Cable, announced the completion of a $120 million development project, which has expanded the company's fiber optic telecommunications infrastructure in Southern California and more than doubled the number of potential serviceable businesses in its coverage area. The expansion will make Business Class services, including phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television available to an additional 125,000 serviceable businesses in the region.
TelePacific adds VoIP service to its Ethernet over Copper offering
PAETEC Holding Corp. celebrated the grand opening of a new data center today in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition to serving Milwaukee, the center plans to offer colocation for enterprise businesses throughout the Midwestern U.S. including Chicago, Madison, St. Louis, and the Twin Cities.
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