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  • Windstream to spin off network assets into REIT

    Windstream is moving to spin off a number of its copper and fiber assets into a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), a move it says will enable it to lower debt by nearly $3.2 billion while accelerating its broadband and IP-based network transitions.

AT&T extends 1 Gig service to Charlotte, N.C.

After getting necessary local permits, AT&T has added Charlotte as the latest city in North Carolina where it plans to deliver its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP)-based GigaPower service.

Level 3's Storey plans to expand Latin America, EMEA enterprise sales force

Level 3 Communications' CEO Jeff Storey told investors during the second-quarter earnings call that he sees opportunities to advance the company's revenue base in EMEA and Latin America.

Unraveling why TV Everywhere is still not fully baked

TV Everywhere may hold great promise in enabling consumers to access their favorite content whenever and wherever they want it, but the initiative faces a number of key challenges: pay-TV providers creating a consumer-friendly system to authenticate paid subscribers while making consumers more aware it exists.

Sprint's wireline revenues drop to $746M on lower voice, data, Internet results

Sprint reported that its wireline revenues were $746 million, down sequentially and year-over-year from $770 million in the first quarter of 2014 and $910 million in the same period a year ago.  

Calix's Q2 revenue rises 3.8% to $98M on domestic, international growth

Calix bounced back from a slow first quarter, reporting that second-quarter 2014 revenue was $98 million, up 3.8 percent year-over-year from $94.4 million and up sequentially from $85.8 million in the first quarter of 2014. The company attributes the revenue increase to a host of new domestic and international customer sales.

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