With the first quarter 2014 earnings season now complete, FierceTelecom is taking a look at the results of the top U.S. ILECs. In this report, we break down the numbers in our quarterly chart, which summarizes how the top 13 ILECs performed in terms of revenue, access line losses, and subscriber additions.
Out of all the telcos that applied for the USDA's Rural Utilities Service grants as part of the ARRA broadband stimulus funding program in 2009 and 2010, TDS Telecom was the most aggressive. In which communities is it allocating those funds? Find out in this report.
The time to innovate couldn't be any more pressing for the wireline telecom industry as traditional operators look to shut down 100-year-old TDM networks and transition to all-IP infrastructure. FierceTelecom profiles eight up-and-coming executives meeting the demands of a changing landscape.
CenturyLink is again driving the idea that fiber-based broadband is the fashionable item with its plans to extend its 1 Gig fiber into 16 markets. While the 1 Gig service will enable it to deliver a service that cable can't match in the consumer segment, the rollout will have an even larger effect on the small to medium businesses (SMBs) for which fiber-based solutions are hard to come by.
At a time when the entire telecom industry is moving towards IP-based voice services, Granite Telecommunications' focus on providing traditional POTS services could seem out of place. However, the privately held company continues to grow its annual revenue. Rand Currier, COO of Granite, recently sat down with Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, to talk about Granite's growth strategy, customer philosophy and why POTS services still matter to large multi-site businesses.
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Comcast's and Level 3's pending acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and TW Telecom could have a major effect on the status of the top U.S. Ethernet providers, reports Vertical Systems Group in its Mid-2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard.
Comcast is once again coming under fire from The Verge, whose final piece in a three-part series illustrates that the service provider's emphasis on sales and growth comes at the expense of customer-service quality.
Windstream is shaking up its top management team, announcing that Chief Operating Officer Brent Whittington will resign on Sept. 1, after serving in the role for five years.
AT&T has added the city of Jacksonville to its growing list of former BellSouth markets where it is going to deliver its 1 Gbps-capable GigaPower fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service.
The FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau has gotten approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to move ahead with the process of reviewing data from ISPs and service providers on the state of the special-access market.
Consumer and business users' appetite for wireless service consumption will be a boon for wireline providers, because it will require operators to continue upgrading their backhaul networks with a mix of fiber and Ethernet facilities.
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Amazon's Fire phone, its first smartphone, has been on sale for less than a month, but a new study from research firm Chitika Insights indicates that Amazon's deal to sell the phone exclusively through AT&T Mobility is hampering its sales.
As the carriage impasse over Time Warner Cable's new regional sports network home for the L.A. Dodgers enters its sixth month, speculation is emerging that the standoff could negatively impact the proposed merger between TWC and Comcast.