Charter's Bright House deal could further disrupt competition in the Ethernet, business services market
Charter Business will instantly gain more clout in the business services and Ethernet services race if its proposed acquisition of Bright House Networks is a success. In addition, if the proposed acquisition between Comcast and Time Warner Cable goes through, Charter will gain various properties from both cable MSOs as one of the conditions of the deal.
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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Could the Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent deal drive Ericsson to broaden its portfolio with a Ciena, Infinera or Juniper buy?
Nokia has set off a new wave of consolidation in the telecom equipment market, reaching a deal to acquire Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion. That move is now fueling speculation that Ericsson will make a similar move to round out its portfolio with more wireline capabilities by making a run for either Ciena, Infinera or Juniper.
CenturyLink is suing the FCC over its net neutrality rules. The lawsuit was filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
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AT&T has spent over $2.7 billion during the past two years on upgrades to its wireline and wireless networks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
XO Communications is helping its business customers focus more on their fundamental strengths by launching "HPBX Concierge," a "touch-free" feature for its Hosted PBX service.
TDS Telecom is working to take a big lead over cable incumbent Time Warner Cable in Southeastern Wisconsin's broadband race by offering its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband data and IPTV service to residential customers in Bohners Lake and Wheatland.
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Bolstering yet another online player competing in the pay-TV market, Vessel, the SVOD service launched by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, has raised another $58 million in venture capital.