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Verizon says net neutrality should not touch interconnection arrangements

Verizon sent a letter to the FCC this week saying the government can't regulate the interconnection deals the company strikes with third-party content providers like Netflix.

Synergy: Enterprise network infrastructure revenue remains, but varies by segment

Enterprises continue to be cautious about spending money on new services and network equipment with vendor revenues for the last four quarters declining, but by less than 1 percent on an annualized basis.

Time Warner Cable contends Lincoln, Neb., franchise deal gives Windstream preferential treatment

Windstream's proposed buildout of its new Kinetic IPTV service in Lincoln, Neb., is facing protest from local cable incumbent Time Warner Cable, which says the telco is getting a better franchise deal.

Verizon lights 200G on part of its long-haul network

Verizon has implemented what it says is the first office application (FOA) of Ciena's 200G technology over about 200 miles on its long-haul production network between Boston and New York.

Google Fiber puts 1-Gig network expansion decision on hold

Google Fiber has delayed an announcement about where it will extend its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) data and video services until "early next year," according to various reports.

AT&T brings 1 Gbps business service to Atlanta, faces off with Comcast Business, Level 3

AT&T has named Atlanta as the newest city that will be getting its fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) service as part of the fiber-ready building program under its Project VIP initiative.

Windstream to distribute 80% of REIT ownership to shareholders

Windstream has taken another step forward with its real estate investment trust (REIT) structure by announcing that it will retain 19.9 percent of the shares in the REIT and distribute the remaining 80.1 percent to Windstream stockholders.

Subscribers are still unaware about Gigabit Internet service, says report

Service providers may be hot on the trail of delivering 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services, but today's reality is that most consumers will not consume nearly that amount of bandwidth, nor are they universally aware that such services exist.

Frontier gets MEF CE 2.0 certification for Ethernet portfolio

Frontier Communications has become the latest service provider to gain the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification for its Ethernet solutions portfolio.

TDS plans to lay 800-900 new fiber miles in 2015, fuels 1 Gig expansion

TDS Telecom has set an aggressive plan to expand its fiber network with plans to lay 800-900 miles of cable in 2015, a build that will support its ongoing deployment of 1 Gbps capable fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services.

AT&T serves up 75 Mbps U-verse broadband speed tier

AT&T may have created a lot of buzz with its 1 Gbps deployments in Austin, Texas, and Charlotte, N.C., but the launch of its 75 Mbps U-verse tier illustrates that it's just as motivated to expand its existing fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) service base.

Sprint's MVNO Ting makes 1 Gig move, but how big will its impact be?

Sprint MVNO Ting has spent its short life being a purveyor of low-cost wireless services, but all of that changed this week when the service provider announced it would start offering 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to consumers with a focus on the Charlottesville, Va., market.

Could Wi-Fi be cable's next revenue savior?

Cable operators have come to a crossroad. The growing popularity of online video services continues to erode their bread-and-butter video base, but Wi-Fi has emerged as a new revenue source.

Frontier's Abernathy: We can meet the FCC's aggressive CAF-II timeline

Frontier Communications acknowledges that while there are clearly going to be challenges in meeting the FCC's new requirement to deliver 10 Mbps of broadband service in rural areas under Phase II of the Connect America Fund (CAF), the service provider is confident it can meet the challenge.

3 Mbps home broadband speeds can't support consumers' content appetite, says report

Consumer demand for a growing array of third-party over-the-top (OTT) content won't be satisfied by a 3 Mbps connection, says a new U.S. Commerce Department report.

Beehive Broadband brings Gigabit service to Salt Lake City nonprofit

Beehive Broadband, a competitive fiber provider, is donating its Gigabit-based fiber service to Church & State, a nonprofit entrepreneurial resource center located in downtown Salt Lake City.

Sprint MVNO Ting sets foundation to deliver 1 Gbps FTTH service

Ting, a Sprint mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) partner, is building its own 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) by purchasing Charlottesville, Va.-based Blue Ridge InternetWorks (BRI).

Verizon brings cloud-based Unified Communications to Marriot International hotel chain

Verizon Enterprise Solutions has won a multi-year agreement with Marriot International to deploy its cloud-hosted voice solution that was specifically designed for the hospitality industry.

Report: Telstra confirms interest in acquiring Pacnet

Telstra has entered into talks to acquire Hong Kong-based submarine cable operator Pacnet in a deal that could be worth up to $1.04 billion, reports the Australian Business Review.

Europe lays out foundation for 5G wireless

5G wireless may still be an emerging concept, but already European wireless operators, vendors, regulators and standards bodies are building a solution that some say could "fundamentally change society."