CenturyLink may be the third largest telco, but it is clearly taking a contrary view over its larger ILEC brothers AT&T and Verizon on the FCC's recent move to redefine broadband speeds to be a minimum of 25/3 Mbps.
Frontier Communications officially emerged as the suitor for the $10.5 billion in wireline assets that Verizon wants to offload, signifying its ongoing effort to scale its reach in new markets and deepen its presence in others it already serves. But it remains to be seen how Frontier integrates these new assets.
Google Fiber confirmed on Monday that it would bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to four new metro areas in the Southeast--Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.,--illustrating its desire to continually shake up the status quo of the broadband market.
Integra has set itself on yet another new path to enhance its identity with large businesses by revamping the Electric Lightwave brand while creating another group dedicated to mid-market customers.
Verizon may still be one of the largest wireline telcos in the U.S., but it's clear that the telco's ongoing focus to trim non-essential assets and increase its market share in the wireless industry is driving it to consider selling some of its fixed line assets.
Sprint MVNO Ting has spent its short life being a purveyor of low-cost wireless services, but all of that changed this week when the service provider announced it would start offering 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to consumers with a focus on the Charlottesville, Va., market.
Whether it's a traditional carrier that needs to fill in a coverage gap, a content company that wants control over its infrastructure, or a school district that wants to be able to flexibly scale bandwidth to fulfill the growth of digital learning initiatives, we address these issues in our latest special report, Dark fiber creates new fortunes for ILECs, cable and CLECs.
Verizon's ongoing war of words with Hopewell Township, N.J.'s officials over telephone service quality and lack of fruitful broadband service shows that consumers' desire for high speed wireline broadband is just as prevalent in rural markets as it is in large cities.
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