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March 2015 Site Selection Magazine features NEF

Site Selection Magazine features NEF for March 2015 Issue NEF was recently featured in the March 2015 issue of Site Selection Magazine, which contained a great recap of recent developments in the data center world and some surprising market trend takeaways. Whether you’re interested in learning about emerging data center …

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2015 Channel Partners Conference & Expo

Big Ideas, Solutions & Outcomes Come Together at the 2015 Channel Partners Conference The 2015 Channel Partners Conference and Expo will be held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV, March 16-18, providing the indirect channel an opportunity to get the scoop on how to deliver customers the big IT …

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The Most Overused Word in IT

Cloud: The Most Overused Word in IT by Michael Murphy Despite its rise in techie vernacular and even pop culture, “the cloud” is not a one-size-fits-all solution to data management and applications. The right solution for any company is always what works best for their particular requirements. With $13 billion …

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Don’t Let the Tail Wag the Dog

When It Comes to Technology, Don’t Let the Tail Wag the Dog by Michael Murphy The takeaway: Technology is a means – not an end. The sweet spot of any new tech solution is the intersection of improved performance, risk mitigation and financial ROI. For years now at NEF, we’ve …

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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 …