NTCA, COMPTEL want FCC to improve Lifeline verification process

COMPTEL and NTCA said in separate FCC filings that the regulator should work to alleviate service providers from the burden of having to verify Lifeline service recipients.

Cablevision, Verizon bury Internet speed claim battle hatchet

Cablevision and Verizon have settled lawsuits over an advertising battle in which each service provider criticized the actual speed of each other's Internet service offerings.

Time Warner Business helps wholesale customers find connected buildings with new portal

Time Warner Cable Business Class is offering its wholesale customers an online tool that it says will allow them to more readily discover locations that are connected to its network.

Comcast Business targets remote workforce with new mobile voice app

Comcast Business has introduced its Voice Mobility product, a new phone line that includes a mobile app that allows employees to continue to get messages and calls if they are not at their desk or are on the road.

Leverett, Mass. lights 1 Gbps FTTH network

Leverett, Mass., is officially launching its LeverettNet FTTH municipal broadband network, delivering 1 Gbps services to rural consumers who were limited to slower speed DSL and satellite services.

AT&T doubles Ethernet reach, shortens provisioning times via U-verse technology

AT&T is enhancing its Ethernet reach with a new feature that leverages the capabilities of its existing U-verse broadband technology.

COMPTEL advocates for special access reform to promote broadband competition

Competitive carriers organization COMPTEL says the FCC's special access reform needs to address that their measures should drive new competition in the wireline and wireless broadband industry...

AT&T adds managed Internet services to on-demand network, names more virtualization vendor partners

AT&T has added managed service as the latest feature of its on-demand service capability, giving business customers an option to adjust and add network capabilities as needed.

Simplifying the 5G standards process

5G may be the talk of the town in the wireless industry as its next-generation technology, but a host of diverse technologies could make the standardization process more complex. FierceWirelessTech has a special report on how standards bodies like the ITU, 5GPPP and NGMN are addressing this new tech.

Cogent's Schaeffer: Our interconnections with AT&T, Verizon are nearly congestion free

Cogent is seeing its efforts to alleviate traffic congestion with AT&T and Verizon finally paying off with these networks becoming nearly free of any issues, CEO Dave Schaeffer told investors.

AT&T: U.S. businesses suffered 43M security incidents in 2014, up 48 percent

AT&T said in a new report that businesses experienced about 43 million security incidents in 2014, up 48 percent from 2013. That equals 117,000 attacks daily, the service provider said.

USA Fiber takes on Northern Virginia's dark fiber market

USA Fiber, an emerging competitive provider focused on dark fiber, is going to build a dark fiber network serving an array of enterprise and wholesale customers in Northern Virginia.

SDN, NFV take center stage at this year's SCTE show

Cable operators are turning to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization to virtualize more parts of their networks, a trend that will be on display during this year's SCTE event in New Orleans. I'll be hosting a FierceTelecom and FierceCable breakfast panel during the event.

AT&T says TDM, IP-based special access competition from cable, CLEC is rising

AT&T has joined Verizon and other ILECs in support of the thesis that the FCC should not implement new regulations on the special access market.

Broadband Forum unveils Broadband 20/20 vision, sets focus on NFV, SDN, IoT trends

Broadband Forum has set out its new Broadband 20/20 vision, an initiative that it says will focus on how to develop new specifications around NFV, SDN, ultra-fast access, IoT (Internet of Things) and eventually 5G wireless for broadband providers.

Local TV stations are sitting on a $40B OTT market opportunity

If there is one thing that consumers love, it's getting access to their local news and content from any location. However, the challenge for local TV stations to carry out-of-market streaming today is that it is limited to local newscasts due to copyrights around network programming.

Verizon serves up Microsoft ExpressRoute, Azure Government Cloud for business customers

Verizon has added Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365, Skype for Business and Microsoft Azure Government Cloud to its Secure Cloud Interconnect service, adding another service choice for business customers considering a cloud migration.

Frontier plans to grow FiOS, business services in Verizon markets it is acquiring

Frontier Communications says it sees potential revenue opportunities to expand FiOS and business services in California, Florida, and Texas -- three markets where it will enter next year when it completes its acquisition of Verizon's assets in those states.

AT&T forecasts uptick in IP broadband net adds in Q3

AT&T said it expects to report positive IP broadband net additions in the third quarter, while U-verse TV customers will drop.

AT&T says NetBond technology drives hybrid cloud adoption

AT&Tsays that its NetBond technology is driving an array of businesses, ranging from large businesses and small to medium businesses to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy.