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IPv6 migration: Are we there yet?

IPv6, at least for U.S.-based carriers and Internet consumers (businesses and residential users), has been a far-off concern since the early 1990s when the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and

Good Night, and Good Luck to Dan

Today, I am talking to you on a bit of a sad note as FierceTelecom says goodbye to fellow Irishman and journalist colleague Dan O'Shea who is leaving FierceMarkets this week. You might have gotten to

Comptel 2010: CLEC consolidation isn't easy

As Comcast put the final touch on its acquisition of Chicagoland-based CLEC Cimco with the FCC giving its approval of the deal last week, it signified the entrance of another major non-traditional

Comptel 2010: Quality, not price, is job one for wholesaler operators

After finally landing Monday night in Nashville, Tn., which caused me to miss a day's worth of meetings due to poor weather in Massachusetts, I found my way on to the COMPTEL Plus Spring show floor

Give Frontier a chance

Is the ghost of FairPoint Communications haunting Frontier Communications? Probably not as much as telecom industry insiders would think, though FairPoint's problems certainly could give Frontier's

Comptel 2010: Competitive providers, wholesalers find new identities

As I prepare to hop aboard a plane to head down to Nashville, Tn. on Sunday to attend my first Comptel show in six years, I thought this was a good time to put out my thoughts on what I think will be

Packet Optical Networking Platforms find their niche

We've got a lot going on here on the wireline side of FierceTelecom this week. In addition to the launch of our new FierceCable newsletter, I would like to call your attention to our new eBook on

Welcome FierceCable!

Today, you'll see a new daily publication in FierceTelecom's wireline publication roster: FierceCable. You can sign up for our new FierceCable publication by clicking on this link. Heading up the

Vonage, back from the brink

In case you were wondering, Vonage--the VoIP juggernaut of a few years back whose attempt to become the dominant new player in the telecom voice world was beaten back by lawsuits, a weak IPO and

Closing the SMB fiber availability gap isn't easy

Vertical Systems Group's latest stat flash about the penetration of fiber into businesses once again illustrates the ongoing and unfortunate fiber disconnect that exists between the big ticket