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Over the past decade, NEF has earned a reputation for being the go-to resource for dark fiber, data center solutions and network intelligence. Whether clients seek a commercially available solution or want a fully custom private network, NEF has the personnel, tools, expertise and depth of research to supply clients …

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What’s Moving to the Cloud

Applications are on the Move! It’s been interesting to watch the fast evolution of the cloud, which is now more than a lightweight program platform. Companies use cloud resources to host mission-critical apps. The change isn’t unexpected – the high adoption rates and deployment creativity just came quickly. Most people …

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NEF Subsidiary Expands Database, Adds Spectrum Business

FiberLocator, an NEF subsidiary, announced today that it had added fiber map and lit building data from Spectrum Business. Subscribers of our proprietary fiber infrastructure and colocation data source can find Spectrum’s info in our database, making this a great move for both companies. Not only are we are able …

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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 …