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  1. A day after announcing its planned acquisition of FairPoint, Consolidated Communications has made another inorganic move but in the opposite direction. They have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their Enterprise Services equipment and IT Services business to the systems integrator ePlus.... [visit site to read more]
  2. Equinix to Buy 24 Verizon Data Center SitesThis morning we have yet more consolidation to add to the pile that has been accumulating during the final quarter of 2016. Equinix has agreed to purchase a portfolio of 29 data centers on 24 sites from none other than Verizon.... [visit site to read more]
  3. The final months of this year have seen a flurry of infrastructure deals, and this week starts off with another.  Consolidated Communications has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FairPoint Communications in an all-stock deal worth about $1.5B.... [visit site to read more]
  4. Last week, news emerged that some more infrastructure assets might be up for sale.  Cologix, which has spent the last five years consolidating tier 2 data center and interconnection assets, is said to be considering a sale.... [visit site to read more]
  5. Fiber M&A: Everstream to Acquire Lynx Network GroupOctober and November were hot for fiber and infrastructure M&A, and now December has one already too.  Ohio-based Everstream has struck in Michigan for the second time in 2016.  They have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lynx Network Group.... [visit site to read more]
  6. Zayo Strikes In the West, Buys Electric LightwaveAfter eight plus years of buying US fiber assets, Zayo has yet to run out of targets it seems.  The Boulder-based fiber operator has struck again, announcing the acquisition of Electric Lightwave in a $1.42B cash deal announced this morning.... [visit site to read more]
  7. In the US, Thanksgiving is over and we are now in the interlude before Christmas when little gets done.  Little doesn't mean nothing though, so let's take a quick survey of what else is out there:... [visit site to read more]
  8. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, there was a bit of interesting network news from South Asia. Global Cloud Xchange has announced the deployment of a national 100G backbone across India as well as some recent M&A I must have missed along the way.... [visit site to read more]
  9. Verizon Gets FCC Approval for XO BuyVerizon's plans to buy XO Communications cleared a key regulatory hurdle yesterday.  The FCC has given the deal a nod of approval for the $1.8B deal, which still has to finish up with some state regulators.  The deal is still expected to close in the first half of 2017.... [visit site to read more]
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