RackForce to Utilize City of Kelowna’s Dark Fiber

Canada’s largest cloud service provider is the first to sign on the City of Kelowna’s dark fiber network. RackForce was started in Kelowna in 2001 and has now branched out to offer services to many customers nationally and internationally. Dark fiber refers to unused fiber optic cable. The City’s dark fiber offering has no limits on bandwidth, so organizations such…

714 Million Fixed Broadband Subscribers at the End of 2014

Point Topic reveals that there were 714 million fixed-line broadband subscriptions worldwide at the end of 2014. The analyst reported 1.1 percent growth between October and December from 706 million at the end of Q3 2014. The US recorded the newest broadband subscribers during Q4 2014, followed by China, Russia, the Philippines, the UK, Brazil, and France. Point Topic noted that…

UPC Cablecom Buys AGM’s Monchaltorf Fiber Optic Network

UPC Cablecom acquires the Monchaltorf fiber optic network from its partner, Antennen-Genossenschaft Monchaltorf (AGM). The UK based UPC Cablecom is the leading cable broadband service provider in Switzerland. Cablecom is continuing its acquisition efforts in the local market. The current fiber optic cable network is in the Zurich municipality of Monchaltorf.

CenturyLink offers 1 Gbps in La Crosse

CenturyLink announces that symmetrical broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) are now available for thousands of residential and small business customers in La Crosse. The company news says that 1 Gbps Internet is about 16 times faster than anything else on the market today for residential customers. Not only will it help customers download their favorite movies faster,…

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Seacom Finishes Nairobi to Kampala Submarine Fiber Link

The submarine cable system operator, Seacom has completed the construction of undersea fiber optic cable link between Nairobi and Kampala. This high-speed communication network from Kenya’s capital to Uganda’s capital is routed through Tororo, the easter city of Uganda. Seacom continues its bid to increase capacity and uptake of its broadband services in the region. Seacom completed developing capacity for…

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CWC to Acquire Columbus International

Cable & Wireless Communications PLC will acquire the Columbus International Inc. (“Columbus”). Columbus has received the requisite approvals, satisfied all necessary conditions and has closed upon its transaction to be acquired by Cable & Wireless Communications PLC (“CWC”) Both companies agreed and the acquisition plan was first announced on November 2014. Acquisition of Columbus, valued at US$3.025bn, will enable the…