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.
The Q4 2013 earnings season has begun, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed. Check here throughout the fourth-quarter reporting season for updates on providers, vendors and integrators in this segment.
FierceTelecom is counting down the story lines that shaped the telecom industry in 2013. From special access battles to new networking standards, find out what issues dominated the headlines.
Cincinnati Bell's pending sale of its wireless assets may be a sign of the challenge regional wireless operators face in competing against behemoths like AT&T Mobility. But the other part of the story is that it will free up resources to enhance Fioptics, its growing consumer fiber-based broadband service, and its business and wholesale arms.
Residential networking services and the devices we use to access them are constantly changing, usually in unanticipated ways. Video streaming, social networking, smart phones and tablets are creating new demand, displacing traditional media and threatening the foundations of the multichannel video subscription (cable, DBS and telco) industry.
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AT&T's $500 million agreement to launch an over the top (OTT) video venture with The Chernin Group reflects the telco's move to enhance its growing video business with another option that plays into the consumer desire for content and higher bandwidth broadband services.
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.
The Q1 2014 earnings season is underway and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed.
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 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 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.
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.