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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Two Cisco presidents will depart as part of an organizational restructuring instituted by incoming CEO Chuck Robbins.
Skyrocketing Internet data usage is driving the biggest merger and acquisition spree among telecoms and tech companies in a decade, a Wall Street Journal blog item reported.
Comcast said it will rollout its 2 Gbps fiber-to-the-home service Gigabit Pro in June. The company was supposed to debut the service in May but was delayed.
Karen Puckett, president of global markets at CenturyLink, will retire Aug. 31. Her position, at least in the interim, will be filled by Ross Garrity, senior vice president of IT solutions.
Two U.S. senators and a congresswoman have thrown their support behind the Broadband Adoption Act of 2015, citing the need for the Lifeline Assistance Program to include subsidies for broadband Internet services.
Philadelphia suburb Delaware County is suing 19 Pennsylvania telecom providers because, it claims, they came up short on $41.4 million in 911 fees over a six-year period, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
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Sprint is giving its prepaid customers who sign up through its Sprint Prepaid brand at Best Buy rollover data that does not expire. Additionally, Sprint announced a new mobile TV service for its Boost Mobile prepaid brand.
With $406 billion in telco and tech company deals being made already in 2015, research firm Dealogic has suggested a simple root cause to all the M&A activity: Internet data usage, which has skyrocketed since 2000.