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Comcast's busy week puts its multi-play telecom strategy on display

Cable TV company Comcast is at a pivotal point in its evolution as a multi-play telecom service provider. Its status as a telecom giant that should be mentioned in the same sentence as AT&T and

Broadband stimulus: An enabler, not a panacea

As the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) gets set to pore over a new set of broadband stimulus funding applications, the focus in the second round will be on middle

Don't hang up on wireline yet

When I look at this week's earnings from AT&T and Verizon, it's hard not to notice the fact that wireless is again the rock star while wireline services slowed a bit. At the same time, I can't

Casting a vote for Telecom, Inc.

The U.S. Supreme Court's controversial ruling in the Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission case (which last week loosened restrictions on election-related financing and promotional

Stealing copper comes with a heavy cost

At a time when the largest telcos are saying that the PSTN should be read its last rites, a recent raft of copper theft at Canadian service provider Telus reiterates the fact that the copper wire

Happy Birthday, Dr. King!

Thanks for a great start to 2010. Just wanted to let everyone know that on Monday, January 18, FierceTelecom will take a publication break to honor the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. We'll be back

Leno vs. Conan and the perils of owning content

Telecom companies for the most part do not strive to be mentioned on TV or in the gossip columns unless the topic is how they are benefiting from some competitor's buffoonery. The pending Comcast-NBC

Untangling the home network wiring debate

While none of the wireline side of the FierceTelecom group attended the CES extravaganza in Las Vegas last week, my fellow Irishman from Chicago Dan O'Shea and I did spend time reporting on one trend

Please update your Whitelist

FierceTelecom has upgraded its email system and is now sending messages from a new IP address -- To ensure you keep receiving our messages, please add to you

Cutting the cord of all cords

What a difference a year makes: 2009 began with Verizon Communications disputing reports that it was planning for all voice calls on its network to be VoIP-based within seven years. 2010 has begun