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  1. A Lightower Sale Rumor?Late yesterday someone pointed me to a rumor that originated at CTFN and was bubbling through some alternative news sites, asking if there was any truth to it.  The piece, which lasted all of two sentences, quoted sources saying that Lightower is exploring a sale and that Level 3 or Zayo would be likely buyers. […]
  2. A substantial chunk of infrastructure will be changing private equity hands in the next couple of quarters.  TPG Capital has announced plans to acquire two regional alternative broadband MSO operators from ABRY Partners.... [visit site to read more]
  3. I'm on the road again, and will be on and off for much of August.  Here's a quick look at some other news from this week that is worth a quick look:... [visit site to read more]
  4. Atlantic Metro, InfoRelay Plan MergerThere was some interesting M&A activity yesterday pairing different aspects of the managed infrastructure-as-a-service space. Atlantic Metro Communications and InfoRelay have announced plans to merge the two companies, creating a more comprehensive offering both in terms of product and geography.... [visit site to read more]
  5. Fiber M&A: Oak Hill Strikes Again With Sovernet BuyThere was yet more consolidation in world of fiber in the the upper northeastern USA.  Oak Hill Capital Partners has struck again, announcing an agreement to buy Sovernet Communications, a network operator with fiber spanning most of the states of New York and Vermont.  ... [visit site to read more]
  6. Late last week, rumors of a big cloud M&A began to bubble up from below.  It seems that Rackspace may have finally found the white knight it has been seeking on and off for a couple of years.  The talk is that they are in talks with Apollo Global Management to either take the company private or […]
  7. Integra Finishes Pivot to Fiber, Electric Lightwave Takes the LeadThere has been a significant shift in focus over at Integra.  The western network operator has pivoted the rest of the way towards fiber, splitting off Electric Lightwave as a standalone entity.  Not only that, but the parent company is also taking on the Electric Lightwave name, with Integra living on as a subsidiary focused […]
  8. Taking a quick look at the UC and VoIP segment, we've got two earnings reports, a bit of acquisition news, and a product enhancement to check out:... [visit site to read more]
  9. Verizon Communications' appetite is quite omnivorous this year.  This morning they announced the acquisition of Fleetmatics Group for some $2.4B in cash.... [visit site to read more]
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