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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?

Verizon's SMB play faces challenge from cable in non-FiOS markets

Verizon FiOS once again was the star in the carrier's Q3 wireline portfolio, driving up revenues 13.4 percent to $2.8 billion, but it sees potential in extending the service to more small to medium businesses. Just how big is the SMB opportunity for wireline operators offering high speed services? What obstacles stand in their way?

TIA 2013: Discovering the silver lining in the TDM-to-IP transition

The TIA 2013 conference may trace its roots to Supercomm, but the show that will kick off Monday at the Gaylord National hotel in National Harbor, Md. is hardly the same. It has evolved from a vendor booth-driven extravaganza to a conference format where members of the telecom community gather to talk about the issues that are affecting their businesses and how they will deliver services to their customers.

Has Google Fiber set the pace for 1 Gig FTTH pricing?

Google Fiber's 1 Gbps Fiber to the Home (FTTH) initiative is still in an embryonic state, but it's clearly having an effect on how other service providers price and package their broadband offerings.

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