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Level 3 lights up new Virginia data center, enhances enterprise-service reach

Level 3 Communications is capitalizing on the Virginia market's desire for cloud services by establishing a new data center in Herndon, Virginia.

CenturyLink serves up private cloud service, helps simplify hybrid deployments

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 poses new threat to Google with Cupertino, Calif., 1 Gbps fiber plans

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's employees say company growth focus is affecting customer service

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 COO Whittington to resign, as company realigns top management team

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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Public Knowledge and the Community Broadband Networks Initiative have asked the Federal Communications Commission to extend the public comment deadline beyond Sept. 16 for the proposed AT&T and DirecTV merger. But on Wednesday, the two communications giants countered that the FCC should not consider this request.

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Verizon Wireless appears to be preparing to give its MVNOs access to its LTE network, according to people familiar with the matter. Verizon's MVNOs, including TracFone Wireless' Page Plus Cellular and Selectel Wireless, currently are only able to connect to Verizon's CDMA 3G network.