AT&T hopes to reach over 270 million people with their 4G LTE technology by the end of the year. As a way to reach this goal, they have upgraded the equipment on towers in 14 additional markets across the United States.
- Jackson, WY
- Denver, CO
- Gillette, WY
- Sanford, NC
- Hickory, NC
- Lewiston, ME
- McAlester, OK
- Wilmington, NC
- Bloomington, IL
- Tuskegee, AL
- Decatur, IL
- Jacksonville, NC
- Huntsville, UT
- Sheridan WY
Over the past five years, AT&T invested nearly $98 billion into its wireless and wireline networks across the country. Since 2008, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. (Source: AT&T)
October 10, 2013 | Tower-Pro
Time Warner Cable Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Duke Energy Corporation and investment funds managed by Alinda Capital Partners to buy DukeNet Communications, LLC for $600 million in cash, including the repayment of debt.
DukeNet Communications is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and they are a leading regional telecommunications service provider who offers fiber network solutions for data centers, wireless carriers, government, healthcare manufacturing, finance, education, and many other industries. DukeNet has a fiber optic network of over 8,700 miles.
“Business Services is a key growth area for Time Warner Cable and this acquisition will greatly enhance our already growing fiber network to better serve customers, particularly those in key markets in the Carolinas,” said Phil Meeks, Executive Vice President and COO of Business Services for Time Warner Cable. “This acquisition will help us expand our fiber footprint at a price that is consistent with our disciplined approach to M&A, accounting for expected synergies and tax benefits.
This transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, but must meet regulatory approvals beforehand. Time Warner Cable Inc. is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services.
October 7, 2013 | Tower-Pro
If you’re travelling to Hollywood, Florida for the 2013 Wireless Infrastructure Show then you may want to mark the golf outing off your list if you haven’t already registered. However, you can still contact [email protected] to be added to the waiting list. Registration for the golf outing will open at 9:30 AM, Monday October 7th, followed by an 11:00 AM Shotgun Start.
More than 2,000 thought leaders and industry innovators from across the entire wireless infrastructure ecosystem and nearly 100 exhibitors attend the Wireless Infrastructure Show. Network with infrastructure owners and operators, carriers, investment community representatives, government officials, equipment manufacturers and service providers. Inside Towers will be at the 2013 Wireless Infrastructure Show, will you?
October 4, 2013 | Tower-Pro
The cell phone tower that Verizon constructed in Port Henry, New York that was scheduled to be online last month is still inactive. A lot of people are wondering why the tower isn’t online yet. Even though the tower is completed, the fiber optic lines to the tower are not in place yet. Verizon is hoping to have this tower activated during the month of October. Once this tower is active, residents in the Port Henry area will have a choice between AT&T and Verizon, whereas before AT&T was the main carrier.
Besides improved calling and consumer options, the Verizon tower is also helping out town and village taxpayers. Verizon is paying $900 a month — $450 to the town of Moriah and $450 to the village of Port Henry — for five years to lease the jointly-owned town-village property. The rent will increase 3 percent each year of the contract. (Source: Denton Publications)
October 2, 2013 | Tower-Pro