Tony Thomas took over the CEO role at Windstream CEO n in December when Jeff Gardner announced he was resigning from the company. Prior to his new role, he was president of its real estate investment (REIT) company and earlier served as CFO. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, recently caught up with Thomas to talk about his vision for the company in 2015 and beyond.
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Verizon is moving to beef up its long-haul network in the United States by deploying Alcatel-Lucent's wavelength routing technology, a move that it says will give it more flexibility to scale its network while automating its ability to seek out network faults.
Verizon's CEO Lowell McAdam has told leaders of the House and Senate Commerce committees that Republicans and Democrats need to join together to revamp what he says are "outdated and broken" telecom laws and regulatory processes.
Lumos Networks is putting its new 75-route mile long-haul network from Richmond to Hampton Roads, Va., to work by beginning to pre-sell services to businesses and carriers that reside along the path between these two cities.
Charter's $10B Bright House purchase will increase its Ethernet footprint and wholesale market appeal
Charter Communications is increasing its stake in the business services market by purchasing Orlando, Fla.-based Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion, a deal that will help it better compete against business rivals Comcast, Cox and Time Warner Cable.
Windstream's Communications Sales & Leasing (CS&L) has put another executive of its management team in place, naming financial veteran Mark Wallace to be the company's senior VP, CFO and treasurer.
Spain's ministry of industry is taking a radical approach to solve the connectivity problem for its country's education system by dedicating $332 million to equip all of the country's schools with broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps.
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EchoStar Corp. and the Kudelski Group are taking an already congenial relationship a step farther, joining forces in the development of advanced set-top boxes and conditional access modules for an international market.
Charter Communications says its $10.4 billion purchase of Bright House Networks will help it assimilate Time Warner Cable systems acquired via the complex, three-way GreatLand Connections deal.