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Verizon, incumbents need to play fair in the IP VoIP interconnection game

Verizon recently announced that it signed IP VoIP interconnection terms with four new service providers, a move that rings in the next technology and regulatory showdown in the telecom industry's TDM to IP technology shift.

Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

FierceTelecom will not publish on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. We will return to your inbox on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

TDS' OneNeck IT Solutions rebranding cleans up its managed services message

TDS this week renamed its growing Hosted and Managed Services (HMS) subsidiary OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, giving it a more memorable brand identity that goes beyond technology and IT solutions.

Frontier's AT&T Connecticut deal could spur U-verse, Northeast expansion

Frontier's move to acquire AT&T's regional Connecticut operations, once known as Southern New England Telephone, for $2 billion immediately deepens the telco's presence in the Northeast part of the United States. When it completes the acquisition, Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania will become part of its new Northeast region.

Verizon's stalled FiOS expansion will drive consumers to cable

If you reside in a part of Verizon's territory where it does not yet offer FiOS service, you will never get it. You'll have better luck with your local cable operator.

Any Telecom Act makeover should be done with care

Two House Republicans are calling on lawmakers to revamp the 1996 Telecom Act to better reflect the realities the communications industry is seeing in today's broadband and wireless era. But exactly what changes they want to make are not clear.

Have a great Thanksgiving

On behalf of the FierceTelecom staff I would like to wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. We'll back in your inbox on Monday with the latest news in the wireline segment of the telecom industry.

Sizing up the 25 most powerful people in the U.S. telecom industry

As the telecom industry evolves into one where service providers offer a series of wireless and wireline services, FierceTelecom and FierceWireless teamed up to present The 25 Most Powerful People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline 2013 to reflect the changing nature of this market vertical.

Carriers ride the converged IP optical wave

The notion of converging the optical and IP core with IP is taking hold amongst the world's largest service providers. FierceTelecom is addressing this issue in our new eBook, "Converging the Optical Core to IP."

One year on, Hurricane Sandy's legacy resonates with telcos, wireline service providers

A year ago, Hurricane Sandy made landfall just south of New York City. The destructive impact of this superstorm affected wireline networks across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, and changed the way communications service providers prepare for and deal with disasters and other potential causes of large-scale outages. But have providers like Verizon, tw telecom and others done enough to keep customers connected?