XO Communications may have set an ambitious strategy to extend fiber into more buildings in its growing territory, but the CLEC is taking a success-based approach on the building locations to extend its fiber.
Fibrant, Salisbury, N.C.'s municipal broadband operator, has launched a 10 Gbps FTTH service in an effort to up the ante in the emerging Gigabit broadband race.
With broadcasters having more leverage in retransmission negotiations since new regulations were put in place in 1992, the FCC voted unanimously to review the rules that govern retransmission consent negotiations between pay-TV operators and broadcasters.
The CWA has asked that federal and state regulators in the 11 states where Verizon operates wireline networks investigate its claims that the telco is not performing necessary repairs and upkeep on its copper landline networks. It has filed letters to regulators in six states and Washington, D.C.
Suddenlink Communications is deepening its 1 Gbps buildout, extending service to an additional four cities in Texas: Lubbock, Shallowater, Wolfforth and Post. The cable provider's expansion is being made possible through its $250 million investment in network upgrades via its Operation GigaSpeed program, launched last August.
Frontier Communications has received the FCC's approval for its proposed acquisition of Verizon's wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas, clearing an important federal hurdle to complete the company-changing deal.
A number of service providers may have set the amount of money they will accept from the FCC's CAF-II program, but the NTCA said that the regulator should require that non-subsidized carriers be required to provide reasonably priced broadband and voice services.
The FCC's proposal to realign its Lifeline service program to focus on providing low-cost broadband services is being met with objections from a number of state and local government officials.
The ongoing realignment of data center architecture, including the migration to higher speeds, is driving growing demand for providers to upgrade network security throughput and performance, says Dell'Oro Group.
Verizon has introduced a new app, Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) for Splunk software, enabling its enterprise customers to better understand cyber threats.
Comcast Business has built out Ethernet services to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel, a win that illustrates the cable MSO's growing presence in the hospitality vertical.
Router and switch vendors Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Juniper are reaping the rewards of carriers' hesitation to deploy SDN and move to 100 Gigabit Ethernet.
Jason Adkins, president of Unite Private Networks (UPN), says that while it may not as big as a Tier 1 provider or Zayo Networks, the provider is finding a growing niche in Tier 2 markets that incumbents have shown little interest in serving.
Frontier Communications reported in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) 8-K filing that the wireline assets it is acquiring from Verizon in California, Texas and Florida performed well during the second quarter with revenues rising year-over-year to $1.45 billion.
While the overall telecom industry continues to be dominated by male executives, it's clear that women are becoming a growing and influential resource in the wireless and wireline industry segments. They are helping drive major network and marketing initiatives at some of the largest wireless operators and vendors in the U.S.
CenturyLink said that it has continued to make progress in upgrading its existing copper network in the former Qwest serving territory, making it possible for nearly 50 percent of area non-rural customers to get up to 40 Mbps services.
AT&T is extending its U-verse with GigaPower service to over two dozen new cities in seven major metro areas where it has made its 1 Gbps FTTH service available to consumers and businesses.
CenturyLink has promoted Duane Ring to senior vice president of global field operations, overseeing the telco's growing data center and cloud services business lines.
Level 3, Birch and BT Americas, three dominant U.S. competitive telcos, say that the FCC has broad power to adopt regulations governing rates for incumbent local exchange carrier (LEC) special access services.
It appears that hackers have found vulnerabilities in a number of DSL routers from four major manufacturers that allow the devices to be accessed remotely via a hidden administrator account. An alert issued by the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at Carnegie Mellon University revealed that DSL routers from Asus, Digicom, Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT), and ZTE are affected by this issue.