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Middle mile providers: Complementary, not competitive

It was interesting to see news break last week that Qwest is considering, and I underline considering applying for broadband stimulus grant funding when the National Telecommunications and

Happy President's Day

Just a quick to note to you that FierceTelecom will not be publishing on Monday in observance of the President's Day holiday. We'll be back bright and early on Monday morning bringing you up to date

Building the perfect Bellhead

No one is entirely sure what Google is up to with its announcement of trial plans for a 1 Gbps fiber-based, open access broadband service. We could speculate on how Google is trying to prove that

Old telecom service habits die hard

If there's anything to glean from AT&T winning a recent Leadership award from Frost & Sullivan for SONET services, it's that this decades-old technology still has plenty of utility left in

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