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Choosing the wireline market's top contenders: who backs up their talk?

These days, many wireline-centric providers say they're challenging the telecom market or innovating, but how many of them really stand out from the pack? In our new feature, "The Contenders," we take a closer look at five companies that are walking the walk.

EoC takes center stage at COMPTEL Spring 2013

Ethernet over Copper (EoC) is the talk of the town at this year's Spring COMPTEL event, and FierceTelecom is addressing this service trend in its latest special report. We are also on hand at the Spring COMPTEL event covering all of the relevant news and trends taking place at the show.

TDS Telecom's Baja acquisition sharpens its video, business skills

Cable and telcos have never been the best of friends, but the recent move by TDS to purchase Baja Communications shows that cable properties can offer value to telcos that need to rapidly scale their residential and commercial footprints. The Baja purchase creates various opportunities for TDS, particularly in the video and business services segments.

Taking stock of wireline's hottest technologies

During my almost 15 years covering the telecom industry, I have seen various implementations of new technologies come, go, and even reemerge in different forms. However, the one common theme I see whenever compile such lists is what we think of as "hot" or "new" often builds on top of something that came before.

Happy Presidents' Day

In observance of the Presidents' Day holiday, FierceTelecom will not publish on Monday, Feb. 18. We will be back in your inbox on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

For providers, how far does consumers' data privacy extend?

Today marks the fifth Data Privacy Day, an international event that aims to improve knowledge and practices around protection of data, particularly online.Where does the wireline segment stand in terms of protecting its customers?

Sizing up 2012's top wireline mergers and acquisitions

What were the big merger and acquisition deals that took place in the wireline telecom industry in 2012? FierceTelecom is answering those questions in our fourth annual wireline M&A report where we detail the top deals of the year.

Happy Birthday, Dr. King

FierceTelecom will not publish a newsletter on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will be back in your inbox on Tuesday.

Watching the home automation opportunity in 2013

Home automation as we know it has been around for two decades, but in 2013, it may finally come into its own, with analysts predicting a compound annual growth rate of as much as 45 percent. But what's driving the projected growth in home automation? And what could stop that growth in its tracks?

Google's 1 Gbps will unchain the subscriber from bandwidth caps

Google's 1 Gbps FTTP service has managed to simultaneously catch the hearts and minds of the lucky residents in Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., and the ire of cable operators that dismiss the service as overkill. But it's also the first step to free subscribers from usage-based billing.

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