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AT&T names Jacksonville as its next 1 Gbps destination

AT&T has added the city of Jacksonville to its growing list of former BellSouth markets where it is going to deliver its 1 Gbps-capable GigaPower fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service.

FCC begins special-access data-collection process, but competitive carriers want fair prices

The FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau has gotten approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to move ahead with the process of reviewing data from ISPs and service providers on the state of the special-access market.

Wireless backhaul to help drive telecom-equipment sales to $30B by 2018, says Dell'Oro

Consumer and business users' appetite for wireless service consumption will be a boon for wireline providers, because it will require operators to continue upgrading their backhaul networks with a mix of fiber and Ethernet facilities.

Alaska Communications serves up 30, 50 Mbps consumer broadband speeds

Alaska Communications is upping the ante of its residential broadband products by serving up new 30 Mbps and 50 Mbps speed options for its customers in Anchorage.

Telstra goes global with its cloud-based Unified Communications service

Telstra is playing into its global customers' mobile nature by introducing a cloud-based unified communications (UC) service that it said can enable business customers to communicate and collaborate regardless of their location.

Cincinnati Bell responds to Google Fiber heat, will launch 1-Gig service in September

Cincinnati Bell is gearing up for the Sept. 8 debut of its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) Fioptics residential broadband data service with its "Light up Cincinnati" campaign.

Service providers get more time to file net-neutrality comments

The Federal Communications Commission has extended to Sept. 15 the deadline for service providers and other interested parties to file replies regarding its revised net-neutrality rules.

Equinix adds CloudSigma to Cloud Exchange, broadens cloud-service reach

Equinix has taken another step toward providing more cloud services to enterprises through its growing network of data centers by adding CloudSigma, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, to its Cloud Exchange.

Cable broadband growth eclipses video, says LRG

Video might be cable's bread-and-butter service, but as seen in the second quarter of 2014, broadband has become the more dominant service. According to research from The Leichtman Group, Q2 2014...

Deutsche Telekom says DSL expansion could cost $33.4B, considers acquiring small cable operators

Deutsche Telekom said that in order to reach 90 percent of the country with higher-speed DSL, including its vectored VDSL service, it will have to spend up to $13.4 billion in government funding....

Oregon's Canby Telcom gets into the 1 Gig fiber broadband game

Canby Telcom, a regional telco serving the northern Willamette Valley of Oregon, is the latest service provider to launch a 1 Gbps-based fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service, providing service to more than 2,500 local residents and businesses.

TDS wraps Okla. broadband stimulus project, extends service to 1,350 customers

TDS Telecom continues to charge ahead to its broadband-stimulus-project finish line, announcing that it has completed a project serving a mix of local businesses and about 1,350 area residents around the Oklahoma towns of Cyril, Elgin, Fletcher, Inola and Kellyville.

Telstra furthers pact with Ericsson, Ciena to get ready for SDN, NFV

Telstra has tapped Ericsson to be its ongoing supplier of optical transport equipment while providing a foundation to implement software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) functionality in its network.

Adtran tackles G.fast, VDSL2 vectoring compatibility with Frequency Division Vectoring technology

Adtran has introduced a new technology called Frequency Division Vectoring (FDV) that it claims can enhance the capabilities of next-gen G.fast and VDSL vectoring on existing copper wiring by enabling both methods to effectively coexist in across a single subscriber line in the service provider's network.

Syracuse wants to bypass Verizon, TWC with its own fiber broadband network

Syracuse, N.Y., is tired of waiting for its two local service providers Verizon and Time Warner Cable to give it better broadband service so Mayor Stephanie Miner is investigating how the city could build its own fiber-based broadband network.

America Movil must confirm suitor before selling off network assets, says regulator

América Móvil is anxious to shed some of its wireline and wireless assets so it can gain regulatory freedom, but Mexico's Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) told company owner Carlos Slim that the company can't present a plan until it names a buyer.

BT Openreach begins latest VDSL vectoring field trial

BT Openreach has begun the second phase of its VDSL vectoring trial, which it claims could enhance the speeds of its "up to" 80 Mbps-capable hybrid copper and fiber-based fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) network by reducing crosstalk on its existing copper lines.

Comcast Business takes on incumbents, CLECs with fiber builds in Wash., Calif.

Comcast Business is challenging local incumbent telcos and CLECs serving business customers in the West by expanding its Ethernet fiber networks to deliver up to 10 Gbps speeds to underserved commercial areas in Kent, Wash., and 400 Mbps to a boutique hotel in Marin County, Calif.

SaskTel extends broadband service into three new rural areas

SaskTel is continuing to make progress with its rural Saskatchewan broadband expansion effort, announcing that it will bring two of its basic DSL tiers to Paddockwood, Domremy and Loreburn.

Frontier sees Wi-Fi as key to opening new business service revenue opportunities

Frontier Communications may not be a traditional wireless player, but the telco revealed during Adtran's Connect event in Huntsville, Ala., that it is seeing a growing demand to provide Wi-Fi services to local businesses.

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