Ritter Communications has struck an interconnection agreement with iRis Networks to bring fiber and Ethernet services to more than 100 rural markets in Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
The COMPTEL Plus Spring 2014 showed itself again to be the flagship event for the competitive service provider industry. According to show organizers, the spring event attracted about 1,700 attendees, 70 percent of which were senior-level executives that were ready to conduct deals with other members of the competitive provider industry.
USConnnect Holdings, a rural telco cooperative, purchased six additional independent providers, bringing its total to seven local exchange carriers and their affiliates with operations in five states.
Arkansas-based Ritter Communications is deploying Ciena's 5160 Service Aggregation Switch as a way to keep up with demands for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) wholesale and business services.
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at the biggest wireline mergers and acquisitions of 2012.
Ritter Communications on Tuesday reached an agreement to acquire west Tennessee-based Millington Telephone Company and Millington CATV.