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Republicans get ready to introduce alternative net neutrality bill

Just as the FCC puts the final touches on its new net neutrality rules that it plans to issue in February, a group of Republicans have put together their own bill that claims to ensure the openness of the Internet while not permitting the agency to reclassify broadband as a utility under Title II of the Communications Act.

8x8 enhances Asia-Pacific reach to accommodate multinational customer growth

8x8 is responding to its multinational enterprise customers' movement into the Asia-Pacific market by expanding the reach of its global cloud communications network in the region.

Verizon expands reach of its 100G network in Asia-Pacific

Verizon has furthered the capabilities of 100G by deploying the technology on its network in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, connecting these three locations in one of the highest growth regions it serves today.

Ciena to cut 55 distribution and product engineering employees

Ciena is laying off 55 employees, mainly in its distribution and product engineering departments as it outsources some of these functions.

MLK Day publishing break

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Hunter Newby, Amerimar launch new carrier hotel provider Netrality Properties

Hunter Newby and Amerirmar Enterprises have advanced their position in the colocation and carrier hotel market by forming Netrality Properties, a company that owns and operates carrier hotels in the North American market.

Seaborn Networks secures new funding for Seabras-1 from Partners Group

Seaborn Networks, the operator of the Seabras-1 submarine cable offering service between New York and Sao Paulo, has gained new financing from private equity firm Partners Group.

FCC commissioners remain divided on municipal broadband issue

The FCC plans to vote in February on petitions filed by Chattanooga, Tenn., and Wilson, N.C., over whether they should repeal state laws that either prohibit or limit a city or town's ability to build their own broadband networks, but it's clear that the commission's stance on the proposal is anything but equal.

Cable industry speaks out against Obama's call to repeal anti-municipal broadband laws

It did not take long for the cable industry to speak out about President Barack Obama's call to overturn state laws that prohibit the buildout of municipal-run broadband networks, with the presidents of the National Cable Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and American Cable Association (ACA) issuing statements about how they think overturning such laws will cause damage.

Juniper taps Davidson to lead routing, switching, security divisions

Juniper Networks has named Jonathan Davidson as its new executive vice president and general manager of Development and Innovation, taking over the role from Rami Rahim, who was recently named CEO.

Zayo to add 800-mile fiber route between Salt Lake City and Sacramento

Zayo is ramping up its regional fiber network buildout play, announcing that it plans to extend its long haul dark fiber network between Salt Lake City and Sacramento.

Hibernia wraps North American network expansion, adds six new routes

Hibernia Networks is now ready to offer its growing base of enterprise and carrier customers service on six new long haul fiber routes located in the Northeast region of the United States.

SaskTel International serves up new SaaS OSS suite

SaskTel International (SI) has introduced a new suite of Operations Support Systems (OSS) software services via a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model targeting the back office needs of its service provider customers.

AT&T sets pace for new IoT innovations at Texas-based Foundry

If you want to find out what AT&T has planned next for its foray into the Internet of Things, look no further than the service provider's Foundry in Plano, Texas.

Axiom emerges as NYC's new dark fiber contender

Axiom Fiber Networks has officially launched as the newest contender focused on serving the New York City metro region's growing dark fiber market.

Missouri joins the anti-municipal broadband chorus with proposed bill

Missouri has become the latest state to jump on the anti-municipal broadband bandwagon with the introduction of a new bill that would create barriers for local towns and cities that want to build their own broadband networks.

Integra's Electric Lightwave rebranding is all about establishing identity with business customers

Integra has set itself on yet another new path to enhance its identity with large businesses by revamping the Electric Lightwave brand while creating another group dedicated to mid-market customers.

Unite Private Networks secures $273M to support expansions, wireless backhaul projects

Unite Private Networks has armed itself with a $273 million credit facility to support ongoing fiber network expansions that will support its growing base of enterprise and wireless operator customers.

Akamai: Wireless data use approached 3,000 petabytes in Q3 2014

Consumers continue to have a love affair with wireless data. According to Ericsson data reported by Akamai in its quarterly State of the Internet report, data use on 2G, 3G and 4G wireless networks approached 3,000 petabytes per month worldwide in the third quarter of 2014.

CenturyLink revamps Colorado leadership, continues 1 Gig rollout

CenturyLink has taken steps to reorganize its local management team in Colorado by replacing Scott Russell, a veteran general manager in its Denver market. Taking Russell's place is Penny Larson, CenturyLink's VP of Colorado, who will take on Denver as part of her responsibilities.