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FCC petitioned by EPB in Tennessee to overturn municipal broadband ban

The Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga, Tenn., a municipal broadband network provider, has filed a petition with the FCC to overturn a state law that prevents it from offering broadband data and video services to residents and businesses that reside outside of its electric service area.

eircom set to pass 1M premises with fiber network this summer

eircom is moving ahead with its fiber-based broadband initiative, announcing that it should pass 1 million homes and businesses with fiber facilities this summer.

Cable's broadband subs are set to eclipse video base, says Moody's

Whether it's consumers fed up with the high price of content or the desire for higher speeds to support gaming, a new Moody's report revealed that cable operators' broadband subscriber base will soon surpass their bread and butter video business.

tw telecom to extend Kansas City network reach

tw telecom, which is being acquired by Level 3 Communications, is moving to expand its network in Kansas City--the latest stop on a broader network buildout plan.

AT&T moves ahead with 1 Gig plans for Dallas, Forth Worth market

AT&T is officially moving ahead with its intention to bring its GigaPower 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

ADVA's Q2 revenue rises 11.6% to $117M on strong enterprise solutions sales

ADVA Optical Networking reported that second-quarter 2014 revenues rose to $117 million, up 11.2 year-over-year from $105.4 million and 11.6 percent sequentially from $105 million in the first quarter of 2014 due to an increase in enterprise sales.

Bell Canada acquires customer centers in New Brunswick to support growing broadband base

Bell Canada is sharpening its customer service focus in the Atlantic Canada region by acquiring two customer call centers in New Brunswick as part of its broader strategy to improve customer service.

TDG: More adults are tuning into mobile video apps

Mobile video is not just for young people anymore. According to a new report by The Diffusion Group (TDG), 49 percent of adults who have a broadband connection view video through a mobile app once a month.

Level 3 tapped by DHS to provide LAN managed services

Level 3 has been tasked by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deliver a set of local area network (LAN) managed services inside the National Capital Region (NCR).

Verizon's symmetric FiOS speeds take upper hand over cable's upstream DOCSIS limitations

Verizon may be reaching the upper limit of penetration for fiber to the home (FTTH), but its move to provide symmetric speeds across all of its service offerings shows its desire once again to beat cable with fiber--particularly in the upstream direction.

Frontier taps Paul Quick to head up Connecticut operations, progresses with AT&T wireline acquisition

Frontier Communications has named Paul Quick as the senior vice president and general manager of its Connecticut operations in anticipation of completing its pending $2 billion acquisition of AT&T's Connecticut wireline business and statewide fiber network.

Infinera's Q2 revenue rises to $165M as DTN-X customer adoption grows

Infinera continues to benefit from sales of its next-gen DTN-X platform as second-quarter 2014 earnings jumped sequentially and year-over-year to $165.4 million from $142.8 million in the first quarter of 2014 and $138.4 million in the second quarter of 2013.

AT&T's U-verse successes help drive total wireline revenues to $14.6B

AT&T's U-verse continues to be the darling of the telco's wireline portfolio, helping to offset lower revenue from legacy voice and data products and increase residential customer revenues 3 percent to $5.7 billion.

Sprint to serve up Google Apps for small businesses, enterprise customers

Sprint is appealing to the growing mobile nature of its business customer base by establishing a partnership with Google where it will provide the Internet search giant's apps to its business customer base.

BCE takes Bell Aliant subsidiary private, plans to continue fiber-based broadband push

BCE, the parent company of Bell Canada, is going to privatize its Atlantic Canada affiliate Bell Aliant by acquiring the interest of its public minority shareholders while supporting its FibreOP fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband growth initiatives.

AT&T invites Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu into its user-defined cloud program

AT&T is enhancing its growing cloud services ambitions by adding Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu to its User-Defined Network Cloud program it initially launched in February.

Canadian government allocates $284M to bring broadband to rural areas

The Canadian government is moving to bridge the broadband divide with a pledge to bring up to 5 Mbps download speeds to an additional 280,000 households that either have no access or can only get dial-up service.

Level 3 lays out its management structure after tw telecom acquisition closes

Level 3 Communications has put together the pieces of what will be the new management team once it closes its pending $5.7 billion acquisition of tw telecom later this year. The new team will include a collection of executives from both Level 3 and tw telecom.

Juniper revenue up 7% to $1.2B, but service provider delays could impact second-half results

Juniper Networks reported that a new wave of service provider spending drove up the vendor's second-quarter 2014 revenue 7 percent year-over-year to $1.23 billion, up from $1.2 billion in the same period a year ago.

Time Warner Cable answers Los Angeles' call for Gigabit broadband

Time Warner Cable may be one of the holdouts in the 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband game, but the cable MSO may finally be making its move in Los Angeles by responding to a request for information (RFI) put out by the city for ultra broadband service.