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.
The Q4 2013 earnings season has begun, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed. Check here throughout the fourth-quarter reporting season for updates on providers, vendors and integrators in this segment.
FierceTelecom is counting down the story lines that shaped the telecom industry in 2013. From special access battles to new networking standards, find out what issues dominated the headlines.
AT&T fed into the growing 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) craze earlier this week when it announced its plans to extend its last-mile fiber network to 100 of what it calls candidate cities and municipalities nationwide, including 21 new major metropolitan areas. But the $1 million question is: Will it actually make good on this promise?
Residential networking services and the devices we use to access them are constantly changing, usually in unanticipated ways. Video streaming, social networking, smart phones and tablets are creating new demand, displacing traditional media and threatening the foundations of the multichannel video subscription (cable, DBS and telco) industry.
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Verizon reported that despite seeing a slowdown in overall customer additions due to weather issues in the Northeast, FiOS revenues still rose 15.5 percent to $3 billion.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the FCC's newly proposed net neutrality rules, which will allow content providers like Netflix to pay service providers access to consumers, isn't sitting well with a number of consumer advocates.
24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network announced that it has established a new wholesale agreement with Global Capacity's One Marketplace, a move that will enable it to immediately expand its coverage and scale its service to serve customers that have needs from 10 Mbps and above.
While much of the online video industry is keeping a close eye on Aereo's first hearings with the Supreme Court, the industry has seen a flurry of new announcements in just the past few days from large telcos, cable operators and satellite providers.
Infinera bucked the seasonal first-quarter optical industry decline trend, reporting that its first-quarter 2014 revenues were $142.8 million, up sequentially from $139.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 and $124.6 million in the first quarter of 2013.
Dimension Data has purchased all of Nexus, an IT network integrator, a move that deepens its presence in the U.S. and broadens its services portfolio for high growth vertical segments like education, retail, hospitality and healthcare.
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Video streams on Amazon's Prime Instant Video service "nearly tripled" in the first quarter compared to the same period last year. The online giant touted new products in its earnings release, like Fire TV and its HBO content deal, while minimizing more worrisome aspects of its financials, like its spiraling expenses.
In his first quarterly conference call with investors as Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella promised the company would work to innovate more quickly in an effort to redefine itself as a mobile-first, cloud-first company. Nadella also explained Microsoft's recent decision to eliminate licensing fees for Windows device makers that are building smartphones and tablets with screens smaller than nine inches.