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Will Supercomm be stimulating?

Supercomm 2009 is less than one week away. The show will be held Oct. 21-23 in Chicago, and as a Chicagoan I am pleased to inform you that we are expecting a fall heat wave next week. That means

Wireless backhaul: A bountiful wireline opportunity

This week you'll notice a new feature in the newsletter and on the Fierce Telecom site: the launch of our very first eBook on wireless backhaul. Having spent time in a previous life covering both the

M&A allure again follows Windstream

There has been some recent speculation that independent rural telco Windstream Communications could be positioning itself to acquire FairPoint Communications. That would be an interesting (yes,

Publisher's Note

Over the next month, we’re going to be bringing you some challenging new polling questions on our website and in the newsletter. Please vote as often as you like. Each complete entry will

Alleviate my network pain!

You'll probably notice something new today in our newsletter and our FierceTelecom site. We have launched a new series of poll questions that ask what your major network pain points are. We'll be

Hub snub might be a good thing

At the beginning of the year, I made kind of a big deal about Verizon's next-generation home phone, the Hub. I really wanted one, but ultimately was turned off by the overall price involved for the

Broadband gateways search for power efficiency

For all the advances we see every day in our telecom industry, its ironic how much of a role traditional electric power continues to play in every e-mail and every call we make. In a town where the

Net neutrality song remains the same

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski proposed two new rules to be added to the FCC's existing Net neutrality policy that would seek to (1) keep broadband service providers from blocking or degrading

Forget landline voice: I want data, video and wireless

Wireline landline voice loss? Who cares? It's hard to imagine that even five or 10 years ago, we would ever hear any leader of a Regional Bell Operating Company (RBOC) turn their back on the service

Cable extends its Power streak

Another J.D. Power residential telephony customer survey, another cable TV industry knock-out. The results of the J.D. Power 2009 Residential Telephone Customer Satisfaction Study show the winners in