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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." 

New owner of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise plans to double revenue in 5 years

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise's new owner Huaxin is taking a bullish outlook on the company with a goal of doubling its $876 million annual revenue within five years, reports French newspaper Les Echos.

Hurricane Electric adds new PoPs in Missouri, deepens Midwest presence

Hurricane Electric has enhanced its growing footprint in the Midwest by establishing two new Points of Presence (PoP) at Digital Realty's facilities located in St. Louis, Mo.

ABI Research: Residential gateways help drive up CPE shipments to 151.9M

The broadband customer premise equipment (CPE) market is set to go out with a bang in 2014, with ABI Research forecasting that worldwide broadband CPE shipments are expected to reach 151.9 million.

Verizon adds HP, Salesforce to cloud interconnect portfolio

Verizon Enterprise Solutions continues to play into the bring-your-own-cloud mentality by now carrying its Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) service over the HP Helion Managed Cloud Service and the Salesforce Customer Success Platform.

Corning acquires TR Manufacturing, enhances fiber cable, component interconnect business

Corning is continuing on its buying streak by acquiring TR Manufacturing, a move that will deepen its optical portfolio with additional fiber component capabilities and vertical targets.

CenturyLink to raise standalone, dual-play broadband bundle prices

CenturyLink residential customers are going to find a piece of coal in their service stocking this Christmas season as the telco is tacking on new fees for its standalone broadband and dual-play voice and broadband bundles.