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  • Frontier, IBEW hammer out new labor contract in Western states

    Frontier has taken another step forward with its union negotiations, announcing that it has reached a collective bargaining agreement through binding interest arbitration in its California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington markets represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO (IBEW) Local Unions 89 and 543.

Hurricane Electric continues buildout craze with new Charlotte PoP

Hurricane Electric has put another piece of growth strategy together, announcing that it has added a new Point of Presence (PoP) at DC74's Charlotte, NC, location.

Vodafone plots VDSL2 network for Germany, Spain

Vodafone has revealed that it plans to roll out its own VDSL2 network, with a pilot deployment to begin next year, reports Telecompaper citing a Digitalfernsehen.de article.

Comcast Business threatens Verizon by expanding Ethernet, fiber presence in 10 New York communities

Comcast Business is posing a new threat to local incumbent telco Verizon, announcing that it is now offering its Ethernet services suite throughout 10 New York communities in Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester counties.

Can DOCSIS 3.0 fulfill cable's 1 Gbps broadband plans?

Suddenlink has joined Cox as one of several cable operators to proclaim that they would offer a 1 Gbps broadband service, but questions remain about whether the DOCSIS 3.0 standard can deliver such speeds.

Sprint serves up unified communications for European businesses, enhances collaboration capabilities

Sprint is giving its international business customers another way to enable more effective interoffice communications by extending its cloud-based unified communications service, Complete Collaboration, to 12 European countries.

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