Google Fiber's 1 Gbps service has had a rippling effect in the telecom industry, as a growing host of providers are now planning or offering gigabit service. But what price do subscribers pay? We take a look at pricing trends across this segment.
In our fifth annual Women in Wireline feature, FierceTelecom's editors recognize important women executives who are helping transform the wireline telecom industry. Learn more about this year's honorees.
Wheeler's competition agenda, dark fiber, small cells and permitting dominated Comptel Plus Fall 2014
This fall's Comptel Fall Plus 2014 trade show centered on how the competitive industry is evolving to meet its customers' needs and new challenges as industry consolidation and the IP transition continue to ramp. FierceTelecom identified four key trends from the event that will have an impact on the competitive telecom industry.
Chip Pickering, one of the key architects behind the landmark 1996 Telecom Act, took over the helm at Comptel as CEO in January. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, caught up with Pickering at Comptel's fall show to talk about his first nine months on the job and how he sees the growth of Comptel and the changing competitive service provider landscape.
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A combined AT&T-DirecTV will be good for rural customers, effectively helping bridge the digital divide, but it has no connection with Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable, AT&T argues in a new filing with the FCC.
Fiber network company Zayo Group Holdings' initial public offering (IPO) was a success when investor enthusiasm about growing commercial demand for high-speed broadband drove up the company's stock as much as 20 percent.
Wall Street analysts are generally encouraged that Verizon will bring positive news when it announces third-quarter earnings Oct. 21, with consensus estimates of a profit of 92 cents a share, up from 77 cents a year ago.
Cogeco subsidiary Atlantic Broadband has launched 10 gigabit metro Ethernet service to business customers across its service areas in western Pennsylvania, Miami Beach, Maryland, Delaware and South Carolina.
About 1,700 Fairpoint Communications workers represented by the Northern New England chapters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and Communications Workers of America (CWA) went on strike after negotiations with the carrier broke down. The job action affected company locations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont after talks in Boston broke down.
The average Canadian family doled out $191 (U.S. $168.56) a month for communications in 2013, 3.2 percent more than the $185 ($163.27) in 2013 but spent $2.01 ($1.77) a month less for wireline telecom, paying $32.85 ($28.99), according to the 2014 Communications Monitoring Report from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
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The European Commission dropped its threat to launch an investigation into alleged illegal subsidies for Chinese mobile equipment manufacturers, in what will come as a relief to Huawei and ZTE--the two leading Chinese vendors operating in Europe.
Nokia Networks unveiled an industry-wide collaboration to produce a new standard covering mobile edge computing for the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).