With the first quarter 2014 earnings season now complete, FierceTelecom is taking a look at the results of the top U.S. ILECs. In this report, we break down the numbers in our quarterly chart, which summarizes how the top 13 ILECs performed in terms of revenue, access line losses, and subscriber additions.
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.
CenturyLink is again driving the idea that fiber-based broadband is the fashionable item with its plans to extend its 1 Gig fiber into 16 markets. While the 1 Gig service will enable it to deliver a service that cable can't match in the consumer segment, the rollout will have an even larger effect on the small to medium businesses (SMBs) for which fiber-based solutions are hard to come by.
At a time when the entire telecom industry is moving towards IP-based voice services, Granite Telecommunications' focus on providing traditional POTS services could seem out of place. However, the privately held company continues to grow its annual revenue. Rand Currier, COO of Granite, recently sat down with Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, to talk about Granite's growth strategy, customer philosophy and why POTS services still matter to large multi-site businesses.
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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.
Level 3 Communications is capitalizing on the Virginia market's desire for cloud services by establishing a new data center in Herndon, Virginia.
CenturyLink is easing cloud-adoption fears with its Private Cloud offering, a service the telco says offers a combination of public cloud features with the physical isolation, dedicated hardware and security standards required by many large enterprises.
AT&T is putting a foundation in place to deal with impending competition from Google Fiber by reaching an agreement with local officials to move ahead with plans to install its AT&T GigaPower fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network service in Cupertino, Calif.
Comcast is once again coming under fire from The Verge, whose final piece in a three-part series illustrates that the service provider's emphasis on sales and growth comes at the expense of customer-service quality.
Windstream is shaking up its top management team, announcing that Chief Operating Officer Brent Whittington will resign on Sept. 1, after serving in the role for five years.
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Researchers at the University of Michigan have hacked into a live, networked traffic-signal system, showing how lax security can imperil any embedded systems. According to a paper written by the group, they discovered several vulnerabilities in the system's wireless network and its traffic-light controller, which enabled the researchers to alter the state of traffic lights on command.
NTT DoCoMo has announced that it is offering a "premium" public Wi-Fi service, with a maximum speed of 72 Mbps, to travelers within Japan on a trial basis.