CenturyLink Buys Level 3
The rumors were true. CenturyLink is buying Level 3 for the tidy sum of $35 billion (although other sources said the deal is worth a mere $25 billion).
CLICK HERE to read the story at Business Insider.
CLICK HERE to read the story at Bloomberg News.
CLICK HERE to read the story at Reuters (which uses a smaller figure for the buyout)
CenturyLink In Merger Talks
US West...Qwest...CenturyLink...and next ???
CenturyLink Inc. and Level 3 Communications are in advanced talks to merge, according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that would create an enterprise telecommunications player worth more than $50 billion, including debt.
CLICK HERE to read more at Reuters.
Safety First...Then Fiber
High-speed, reliable broadband is an important factor in deciding where to live, according to a new FTTH satisfaction survey conducted by research and consulting firm RVA LLC for the Fiber to the Home Council. More than 90% (91%) of respondents said quality broadband was “very important” in choosing a community in which to live — second only to “safe streets,” which was cited by 98% of respondents.
To read the complete article in Telecompetitor, CLICK HERE
2017 Municipal Broadband Conference
SAVE THE DATE! The 2017 Municipal Broadband Conference will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd and Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Des Moines (same location as 2016).
We're hoping to make this year's conference bigger and better than ever. One of the changes we're making is to have all of the vendor exhibit tables in the same room on the 22nd rather than being split between half of the ballroom and the lobby area. This should be a great change for both attendees and vendors.
Mark your calendars and keep watching for more information!
IAMU Fall Broadband Meeting
We hope to see you all at the IAMU Fall Broadband meeting on Wednesday, October 12th at the IAMU Office and Training Complex in Ankeny. The third annual Fall Broadband Meeting is a “utility members-only” event designed to provide an update on key broadband topics as well as ample opportunities to network and “compare notes” with your peers.
Cost is just $35.00 and you can register at this link: http://members.iamu.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=865775&group=
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