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  • FairPoint loses $43M in Q4 due to weather, labor strike

    FairPoint Communications reported that a spate of inclement weather events combined with a four-month labor strike impacted residential broadband installations as the company was forced to curtail near-term marketing plans to focus on customer support.

MetTel taps into the emerging managed Wi-Fi market

MetTel is serving up a new managed Wi-Fi service for its growing base of business customers that are increasingly adding mobile connectivity into their daily interactions with employees and customers.

Telco, cable pay-TV operators 2014 sub losses increased to 125K

AT&T and Verizon may be still growing their video service bases, accounting for 11.6 million U.S. pay-TV homes. However, according to a new Leichtman Research Group report, in 2014 that growth slowed to just under 1.1 million from just over 1.4 million in 2013. 

AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink brace for GSA's upcoming EIS telecom contract

A group of the largest telcos, including AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink, will soon be turning their attention to the General Service Administration's (GSA) Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract, the follow-on to the multi-billion dollar Networx telecom contract.

Comcast Business establishes PoP in vXchnge data centers, enhances Ethernet reach

Comcast Business continues to expand its presence in carrier neutral data centers, announcing that it has established point-of-presence (PoP) in three major vXchnge data centers.

Ritter Communications, iRiS establish Ethernet pact to bring service to 100 rural communities

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.

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