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EarthLink serves up Wi-Fi for multi-site businesses

EarthLink is playing into the mobile nature of its multi-site business customers with its Secure Wi-Fi service that it is coupling with its wireline-based MPLS network.

Keeping tabs on Q1 2014 wireline revenues

The Q1 2014 earnings season is underway and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed.

HickoryTech seeks shareholder approval to change name to Enventis

HickoryTech is ready to take on a new identity and it has asked its shareholders to approve its request to change its corporate name to Enventis Corp.

Alaska Communications serves up 1 Gig for business, ups consumer broadband speeds

Alaska Communications has jumped into the superfast broadband game by offering local businesses up to 1 Gigabit speeds in Anchorage thanks to an ongoing expansion of its fiber network.

AT&T targets 100 cities for its fiber-based broadband service

AT&T is doubling down on fiber to the home (FTTH)-based service, announcing an initiative to expand its fiber network to up to 100 of what it calls candidate cities and municipalities nationwide, including 21 new major metropolitan areas.

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AT&T continues to make inroads with U-verse. The company added 200,000 U-verse video subscribers in the first quarter of 2014 and noted that churn for the product is very low. In addition, AT&T touted the fact that U-verse is now a $14 billion annualized revenue stream for the company, growing at almost 30 percent year-over year.

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AT&T Mobility plans to launch an upgraded version of the Cricket prepaid brand at the end of the second quarter, according to AT&T CFO John Stephens. AT&T closed on its $1.2 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless' Cricket brand and 4.5 million customers last month.