AT&T is defending its record on TDM-to-IP trials in Alabama and Florida, calling out Public Knowledge's statement about its request to streamline the transition process.
The FCC approved rules that require submarine cable operators to report significant outages to the regulator, an initiative that could hold operators more accountable. But AT&T and others say the measure is flawed.
Equinix and other large data center providers will gain potential new revenue growth opportunities as more enterprises and SaaS providers migrate to the private and hybrid clouds.
Bell Canada's pending acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services overcame a major hurdle this week as MTS shareholders have voted 99.6 percent in favor of the deal.
Comcast's recent purchase of iControl may be a signal that service providers are trying to get a piece of the smart home services market, but in reality these services aren't resonating with consumers.
AT&T employees represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union have worked out grievance and unfair labor issues.
Windstream is looking to weed out more legacy services from its portfolio by asking the FCC for permission to discontinue a host of operator assisted services across its ILEC and CLEC territories.
Cincinnati Bell conducts 400 Mbps over copper trial, sees potential for small cell backhaul services
Cincinnati Bell has completed a trial that delivered residential broadband speeds of up to 400 Mbps over existing copper as a method to complement its aggressive fiber-to-the-premises Fioptics rollout.
Comcast Business plans to invest over $9 million over the next 12 months to expand its fiber network in Virginia, enabling it to reach over 3,000 businesses with Ethernet services.
Google Fiber is acquiring Webpass, a San Francisco-based ISP that offers fiber and wireless-based broadband services, in a deal that will enhance the service provider's fiber expansion efforts.
Pat McCrory, the governor of North Carolina, has set an ambitious broadband goal: universal statewide access by 2021. As of this year, McCrory claims that nearly 65 percent of the state's classrooms have access to a broadband connection and that number will increase to 100 percent by 2018.
Google is showing support for a pay-TV group's recently proposed alternative to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's "Unlock the Box" set-top proposal.
Verizon may be less vocal than AT&T about its SDN and NFV transition, but with plans to have all of its relevant network functions in a virtual environment by the end of 2018, it's clear that this transition is a top priority for the telco.
Google Fiber is progressing with its FTTH build in Charlotte, North Carolina as the service provider has been granted 82 permits for aerial and underground network facilities.
Cleareon, an emerging dark fiber provider, has expanded its network to include Digital Realty's "NYC Trifecta" by establishing points of presence in Digital Realty's NYC1, NYC2 and NYC3 data centers.
CenturyLink has made another step in its virtualization journey by introducing a new fully managed software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution.
Frontier has appointed Matt Stein as VP of Southeast region marketing, marking the latest in a series of appointments it has made to bolster leadership in the regions the telco entered through its purchase of Verizon properties. Consumers and business suffered downtime immediately following the cutover of those assets to Frontier.
At the recent TIA 2016 trade show, a group of service providers including CenturyLink, Verizon and XO Communications gathered on a stage to talk about transitioning to SDN and NFV. What was striking about the panel was how all three operators were concerned about making SDN and NFV reliably work in their networks.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says as wireless operators hone their 5G plans, which will leverage higher band frequencies, there will be a need for more cost effective wireline-based backhaul solutions.
Altice is now the fourth largest U.S. cable operator as it completed its $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision, making it a powerhouse provider of residential broadband and business services.