One word – security – was a key element in cloud providers like AWS, Microsoft and IBM gaining a huge competitive advantage over Tier 1 telcos.

CenturyLink has asked the state of Minnesota to be treated as a competitive telecom provider. But officials aren’t so sure.

Shentel is finding that its dark fiber message is resonating deals with school districts and wireless operators in its largely rural footprint.

Zayo is educating itself on how to market dark fiber to school districts.

Zayo reported that net installs rose to $2.4 million due to growing gross, but net bookings declined to $6.4 million.

FairPoint expects that CAF-II program network investments will help it return to stable broadband growth.

Frontier plans to launch its Vantage TV service in Rochester, New York, by the end of the year, challenging Charter Communications.  

Windstream filed a cable TV franchise agreement to bring its Kinetic IPTV television service to over 50,000 homes.