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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Comcast's and Level 3's pending acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and TW Telecom could have a major effect on the status of the top U.S. Ethernet providers, reports Vertical Systems Group in its Mid-2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard.
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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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.
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.