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The Dark Fiber Opportunity

A recent article in FierceTelecom on dark fiber piqued our curiosity. “Dark fiber has re-emerged as the latest fashion trend in the wireline telecom industry, providing a mix of services for both service provider and even enterprise customers that want more control over their service destiny. Like any market segment, service providers …

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FCC Hikes Fees for Phone Users to Fund Internet for Schools

A few more bucks a year added to your cell phone bill will go to support Internet connections for schools and libraries, as the FCC voted to increase fees on phone users. Low-income communities are to be the biggest beneficiary as the measure stands to increase high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi access …

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Zayo Closes Kansas Purchase

After dozens of acquisitions in the U.S., Zayo found yet another company to acquire – IdeaTek. Just last month, Zayo announced it’s plan to bid on on IdeaTek in Kansas. The $52M purchase was made with existing cash. Zayo is also building a route that runs north-south through the eastern part of …

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The Holidays at NEF

  Our offices will be closed on the following days in observance of the upcoming holidays: From noon on Christmas Eve, Dec 24th Christmas Day, Dec 25th New Years Day, Jan 1st, 2015 From all of us at NEF, we wish you a wonderful holiday season!

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Happy Thanksgiving From NEF

This year, we’ve had a lot to be thankful for, and we hope the same is true for you. Here are a few things at NEF for which we’re truly grateful in 2014. Abundant opportunities — Clients and partners worked with us on on a variety of data transport and …

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A Deeper Look at the Level 3-tw telecom Merger

Level 3 recently completed its acquisition of tw telecom, and while no integration process is without complexity or complication, this particular amalgamation may be trickier than most. The mere scale of the two carriers involved in this merger as well as their different business models pre-acquisition suggest taking a deeper …

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NEF Supports Wounded Warriors

Though Veterans Day only happens once a year, we can show our deep thanks and appreciation for veterans all year long. NEF supports the Wounded Warrior Project and their mission of honoring our brave men and women who have made sacrifices and selflessly served our country. In the spirit of …

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John Pomposello Joins NEF as Vice President of Sales

Industry Veteran Set to Lead NEF Sales Organization with a Focus on Professional Services Growth NEWTON, Mass. (Oct. 20, 2014) – NEF (, a leading telecommunications and colocation professional services firm, announced today that John Pomposello will lead the sales organization as vice president. The hire marks another growth step …

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Operations Assistant

We are looking for standout operations assistant to join our growing team. If you love working with people and technology, and want an exciting new challenge, we want to talk with you. This role has a host of responsibilities important to the success of our business, including managing details for …

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NEF: Ten Years and Going Strong

July 2014 marked a significant milestone for NEF: the company celebrated its 10-year anniversary! In 2004, New England Fiber started as a two-man dark fiber brokerage business focusing on serving the Boston and New England area and since then has developed into a multifaceted business, offering a variety of services …