Special Report

  • Verizon, Consolidated take lead in Q3 network latency, throughput and availability, while FairPoint and Frontier lag

    How well a service provider's network performs is due to factors including availability, throughput and latency. These factors have a direct impact on how operators serve businesses and consumers. FierceTelecom, through a new partnership with Cedexis, a provider of Internet measurement and real-time performance optimization solutions, hopes to shed some light on how the top five U.S. wireline networks performed in terms of latency, throughput and availability.

Report: Frontier is eyeing Connecticut as next 1 Gig market

As Frontier gets more comfortable with deploying 1 Gbps services in markets like Durham, N.C., rumors have emerged that Connecticut could be the next target for its fiber-based broadband service.

AT&T says 1-year TDM technology discontinuance requirements will delay IP transition

AT&T has joined the growing chorus of ILECs that say requiring them to give wholesale customers a year-plus notice before they discontinue service will delay the IP transition.

Windstream ramps fiber, wavelength connectivity to data center providers

Windstream may be in the process of selling off its data center business, but the service provider will still play a prominent role in that industry segment by providing fiber and related wavelength services via its Carrier Solutions group.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, FierceTelecom will not be publishing on Thursday or Friday. We'll be back in your inbox with the up-to-date news on the wireline industry bright an early on Monday, Nov. 30.

Dycom sees potential revenue opportunities in CAF-II builds

While AT&T, Frontier, Windstream and other telcos have accepted funds from the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), the network builds won't start really getting underway until early next year, but when they do move forward Dycom is ready to be a big part of those projects.


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