Report: Frontier is eyeing Connecticut as next 1 Gig market

As Frontier gets more comfortable with deploying 1 Gbps services in markets like Durham, N.C., rumors have emerged that Connecticut could be the next target for its fiber-based broadband service.

AT&T says 1-year TDM technology discontinuance requirements will delay IP transition

AT&T has joined the growing chorus of ILECs that say requiring them to give wholesale customers a year-plus notice before they discontinue service will delay the IP transition.

Windstream ramps fiber, wavelength connectivity to data center providers

Windstream may be in the process of selling off its data center business, but the service provider will still play a prominent role in that industry segment by providing fiber and related wavelength services via its Carrier Solutions group.

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Dycom sees potential revenue opportunities in CAF-II builds

While AT&T, Frontier, Windstream and other telcos have accepted funds from the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), the network builds won't start really getting underway until early next year, but when they do move forward Dycom is ready to be a big part of those projects.

CNX tapped to provide broadband expertise to Kentucky's middle mile network

Connected Nation Exchange (CNX) won a Master Services contract to provide broadband expertise to the State of Kentucky and its Kentucky Wired middle mile network program.

FCC names Mayer as enforcement bureau's chief technologist, signals emphasis on consumer protection

The FCC has tapped Jonathan Mayer to be the new chief technology of its Enforcement Bureau who will focus on investigating consumer issues related to telephone, TV and ISPs.

Verizon transfers group of Falls Church, Va. copper customers to fiber

Verizon has transitioned customers in its Falls Church, Va., market from copper to fiber, marking another step forward in its goal to retire more of its aging wireline facilities.

Broadband Forum readies release of management model

With service provider interest in Fiber to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) architectures growing, the Broadband Forum has responded with a new management construct that leverages the YANG management model.

Windstream extends 500G optical network to Miami

Windstream is advancing its 500G network push, announcing that it has extended the long-haul core network into Miami to fulfill greater demands from its cloud and content provider customers.

CenturyLink's Seattle FTTH Internet, IPTV customers suffering ongoing outage

A number of CenturyLink's FTTH customers in Seattle continue to report that they have been without service since Sunday afternoon.

CenturyLink, Cogent sign new interconnection agreement

CenturyLink has signed a new long-term bilateral interconnection agreement with Cogent Communications, marking the latest in a string of pacts made between the top telcos and Internet transit providers whose clients include content providers like Netflix.

AT&T sets goal to reduce carbon emissions by 10 times of footprint in 2025

AT&T is addressing the environmental impacts of its network by setting a goal to enable carbon savings 10 times the footprint of its operations by 2025.

Tower Cloud's Mudry: Wireless backhaul deals are creating new enterprise service opportunities

Tower Cloud may have established itself as an alternative wholesale wireless backhaul player, but as it builds out fiber into more parts of the Southeast United States, it is incorporating onramps in its network designs to serve local businesses.

Frontier challenges AT&T, Google Fiber in Durham, N.C. with fiber, copper-based video bundles

Frontier is taking its FrontierTV IPTV service to Durham, N.C. beginning in January, enabling it to more effectively compete with the growing threat from AT&T and Google Fiber.

Verizon, VMTurbo jointly develop intelligent cloud control service

Verizon and VMTurbo, an application control system for software-defined data centers, are now offering enterprise customers Intelligent Cloud Control, a service the pair said will help enterprise customers migrate workloads to the a public cloud service based on their unique performance and resource requirements.

Allied Fiber signs 20-year dark fiber, colocation agreement with Planters Communications

Allied Fiber has signed a 20-year Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) agreement with Georgia-based ILEC Planters Communications, marking the latest in a string of new agreements it has signed for its dark fiber and colocation network.

Zayo acquires Allstream for $348M, gains instant Canadian fiber presence

Zayo is acquiring Allstream, MTS' business unit, for $348 million, giving the service provider an immediate fiber network presence in Canada.

Optical transport equipment market dropped to $3.1B in Q3 2015, says research firm

Although metro WDM spending remains strong amongst top service providers, the optical transport equipment market declined year-over-year to $3.1 billion, said Dell'Oro Group. The research firm attributed the drop to slower sales in the quarter in all technology segments with the exception of WDM metro equipment.

Verizon must pay taxes on fees it collected to install landlines, Pennsylvania court says

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled 3-2 that Verizon must pay taxes for fees from installing phone lines and providing directory assistance as well as performing a variety of repairs and services. However, the amount of those fees is unclear as the ruling didn't give a specific amount owed and didn't say whether the company is also responsible for any back payments.