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Lightower Fiber Networks Poised for Sale

  The consolidation of the fiber market continues. Lightower Fiber Networks, with a fiber footprint in Chicago and the northeast, may be exploring a potential sale. According to a brief report from CTFN, Level 3 and Zayo are rumored to have an interest. News of the Lightower sale comes on …

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Join Us for Our Fall Customer Appreciation Boat Cruise

    Save the date for NEF’s Fall 2016 Customer Appreciation Event! Join us for a luxury boat cruise of Boston Harbor aboard Night Rider Charters’ Timeless.       Date:  Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Time:  5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Where:  Charlestown Navy Yard What:  Networking, hors d’oeuvres, drinks …

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AWS Continues to Dominate the Cloud

  Amazon Web Services’s position as the world’s leading cloud-computing service just got more dominant. According to a recent AWS press release, Q2 sales eclipsed $30.4 billion, up 31% from second quarter sales in 2015. At the micro level, these numbers continue to underscore AWS as Amazon’s most profitable business …

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Google Fiber Targets Small Businesses

Many consumers have been clamoring for Google Fiber to come to their area due to its high bandwidth and cost effectiveness. Now Google Fiber will be looking to expand its services for businesses in areas like Charlotte, Kansas City, Austin, Nashville and Provo. Google Fiber is planning to offer business-level …

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Meet Us at Channel Partners Evolution

Heading to Channel Partners Evolution in Washington this coming August? It’s a top communications industry event for VARs, agents, indirect sales organizations and systems. NEF will be exhibiting at the event, and we’re excited to meet everyone who swings by. Be sure to come say hello at booth H35 and …

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Zayo Wins $50M, 20-Year Dark Fiber Contract

Recent headlines for the Zayo Group have focused on the expansion of an Atlanta data center and their acquisition of Allstream. Now the Colorado-based carrier can add a major dark fiber network deal to the news feed – a 20-year, $50 million contract. A major unnamed carrier has chosen Zayo to complete a dark fiber …

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NEF Telecom Talk – Zero-Trust Networks

Topic: Zero-Trust Networks Guest: Michael Joseph, President & Owner, Technium Due to recent security breaches, IT professionals are turning to a network design with no “trusted” or “secure” areas, built on the assumption that every element of a network could be a source of risk. We sit down with Technium’s …

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Google Fiber Goes Wireless, Avoids Overbuilding Fiber

Alphabet’s goal of delivering better, faster fiber to households throughout the country has gained a lot of media attention. The Google Fiber project is already in major markets like Atlanta, Kansas City, Austin and Nashville. The company plans to enter major markets across the West Coast (San Francisco, San Diego …

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Windstream Extends Fiber to Carrier Hotels and POPs

Windstream may have sold off its data center holdings, but the service provider isn’t exiting the market. With connections to over 50 data centers, Windstream is looking to expand its fiber to even more data centers and carrier neutral facilities. With major expansion plans for the next two years, Windstream …

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NEF Telecom Talk – Network Diversity

Topic: Network Diversity Guest: John Pomposello, Vice President, NEF Today, most enterprise organizations have moved toward cloud-based applications for key business operations, including CRM and VoIP. That makes data connectivity the lifeblood of an enterprise organization and a major factor in the customer experience. Network diversity is essential to ensuring …