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AT&T wins multi-site Ethernet, unified communications deal with SCHOTT

AT&T has put another multi-site business contract into its win column by securing an $8 million deal to provide SCHOTT AG network connectivity to all of its production plants, data centers and corporate offices.

Tracking Q1 2014 wireless earnings trends

The first-quarter 2014 earnings season is underway and FierceWireless is capturing all of the action. Tune in to stay up to date as the FierceWireless team covers the earnings of wireless carriers, handset makers, network infrastructure providers and chipset vendors.

Integra secures seat on GSA Region 8 contract

Integra has added another arrow to its growing government contract quiver by winning a Local Integrated Services Acquisition (LISA) contract from the General Services Administration (GSA).

Lightpath surpasses 7,000 on-net building milestone in New York metro area

Lightpath has further solidified its growing presence in the New York metro Ethernet services market by announcing that its fiber network now reaches more than 7,000 buildings and spans more than 5,800 route miles.

Verizon lures new subs with $50 HBO, FiOS broadband bundle

Verizon is appealing to new potential FiOS subscribers with a new $50 video, broadband promotional bundle, but customers will need to be prepared for the price jump when the promotional period ends.

Google Fiber to conduct small business pilot in Kansas City

Google Fiber's initial focus of its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service has been on the residential market, but it looks like it is going to finally begin testing a new small business product in Kansas City, reports the Kansas City Business Journal.

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BSkyB, TalkTalk, CityFibre joint venture challenges BT's broadband hold

A new fiber to the premises (FTTP) joint venture formed by BSkyB, TalkTalk and CityFibre will provide up to 1 Gbps speed broadband in York as a way battle incumbent telco BT with their own broadband network.

Aereo's lawsuit has a rippling effect on the broadcasting industry

The Supreme Court will weigh in on whether Aereo is violating copyright law by providing over-the-top streaming of broadcast channels through its antenna-DVR service, but regardless of what decision it makes, the appetite for online video will continue to grow.

Vonage brings consumer VoIP service to Brazil, emphasizes low-cost landline, mobile calling

Vonage is furthering its push into the international services market, announcing that it has launched its consumer VoIP service in Brazil as part of a joint venture with Datora Telecom.

ADTRAN's Q1 revenues jump 3% to $147M on strong carrier segment sales

ADTRAN reported that first-quarter 2014 revenues rose 3 percent year-over-year to $147 million, with lower U.S. sales offset by a 50 percent increase in international sales.

The 10 highest paid CEOs in wireline in 2013

A number of the largest telcos reported in recent public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) how much their CEOs made in 2013. FierceTelecom examines the salary and compensation rates of chief executives at 10 publicly traded service providers in our annual highest paid CEOs in wireline feature.

Cincinnati Bell extends 1 Gbps fiber service to The Brandery, sets plan for broader rollout

Cincinnati Bell's aggressive fiber rollout is having an effect on area small businesses, and its partnership with The Brandery, a consumer marketing and branding accelerator, is a good example of that trend.

Lumos employs Cisco for its Project Ark wireless backhaul initiative

Lumos Networks has taken the next step with its ambitious Project Ark fiber to the cell site (FTTC) initiative, announcing that it has selected Cisco's routers for its supporting IP/MPLS network.

FiberLight, Cirracore serve up IaaS-based business continuity, disaster recovery for businesses

FiberLight is branching out of its network infrastructure roots into the growing cloud-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) market through a partnership with cloud provider Cirracore.

Verizon brings 100G to the U.S. metro network

Verizon has begun its latest effort to enhance its U.S. metro network with 100G, bringing what it says is better latency and improved scalability that it has seen in deploying the technology in its long-haul network.

Google Fiber looks for NYC-based sales manager

Google Fiber may have not named New York City on its recent list of planned 34 cities where it could build out its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service, but its employment page revealed it is looking to hire sales support staff in the city, reports Geek.com.

Alianza brings wholesale VoIP to Canada

Alianza, an emerging wholesale cloud-based voice provider, has made Canada its next service market destination.

Mediacom puts broadband squeeze on CenturyLink Iowa with 305 Mbps tier

CenturyLink may be the incumbent telco in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, but it is now facing a bigger threat from local cable operator Mediacom, which is planning to roll out a 305 Mbps speed tier. 

Lightower's 400-mile network expansion strengthens Washington, D.C., metro presence

Lightower Fiber Networks has wrapped up a 400-mile fiber network expansion that will give it greater presence in the Washington, D.C., metro area.