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Frontier says E-rate funding should not fund middle-mile overbuilds

Frontier Communications is ready to serve rural school districts with its own last mile services but says the FCC should not extend funding to other competitors to overbuild where they already provide service.

Fla. telephone company owners accused of bilking $32M out of Lifeline program

Three telephone company owners who supplied phone service to low-income consumers have been accused of defrauding the federal Lifeline program of more than $32 million, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

CenturyLink plans to reduce carbon exhaust by 20% by 2024

CenturyLink has set some ambitious goals to cut its carbon footprint with a target to reduce its direct (exhaust) by 20 percent by 2024 and indirect (electricity) by terabyte of throughput by 25 percent by the year 2024.

Home network penetration to pass 33% of households by 2018, says ABI Research

Consumers continue to find utility in installing a home network to support their growing broadband data and video network needs. By 2018, worldwide penetration of home networks is forecast to rise from 24.8 percent in 2013 to 33.2 percent, according to ABI Research.

Level 3 gets ISO certification for security services in Latin America

Level 3 Communications' Latin American subsidiary Level 3 Argentina S.A. has achieved ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 Certification for its Advanced Security Testing (AST) services in the eight countries it currently provides services to business customers.

Windstream, Racemi offer enterprises a path to the cloud

Windstream's data center and cloud services subsidiary Hosted Solutions has developed a pact with Software as a Service (SaaS) provider Racemi with the aim of helping business customers migrate their existing physical and virtual services to its cloud network.

COMPTEL, Level 3, tw telecom say FCC should not approve AT&T's IP experiments

COMPTEL and a group of competitive service providers, including Level 3 and tw telecom, have asked the FCC to not approve AT&T's proposed TDM-to-IP trials in Alabama and Florida until the telco makes a number of "significant modifications" to its plan.

XO serves up new bandwidth-on-demand capability

XO Communications is giving its customers a new bandwidth-on-demand capability for its suite of WAN-based services that will give them automatic, burstable bandwidth to satisfy short- and long-term needs.

Comcast, UConn develop security innovation center

Comcast and the University of Connecticut (UConn) have entered a pact to conduct computer security analysis by creating a new Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CS) at UConn's Storrs, Conn., campus.

New NBN leader Morrow realigns top management ranks

Bill Morrow may still be new to his job as CEO of Australia's troubled National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co.), but already he's exercising his influence by ousting three of its key executives.

TelePacific, AT&T sign TDM-to-IP migration pact

TelePacific Communications has carved out wholesale service terms with its wholesale supplier AT&T designed to help smooth its migration to all IP-based services such as Ethernet and VoIP, while ensuring that legacy TDM services remain available.

Frontier launches new Business Edge brand campaign

Frontier Communications is rolling out a new brand marketing platform for its business customer base called Frontier Business Edge that will tout all of its commercial products and services for both large and small businesses.

CenturyLink restores 911 service in Washington, Oregon

CenturyLink has restored its E-911 services throughout Washington and Oregon after systems in both states were down, reports The Olympian.

Google Fiber's Austin launch delayed by permitting process

Google Fiber had high ambitions to start delivering its 1 Gbps service in Austin, Texas, sometime this spring, but gaining permits for rights of way to lay its fiber has held up that process, reports KXAN-TV.

Capturing NAB 2014 in pictures

The National Association of Broadcasters' (NAB) annual trade show continues to be the banner event for content and video providers, and this year's event was no exception as it drew some 98,000 people. Sam Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, took time during the show to capture what some of the broadcasting industry's new market entrants were doing, as well as emerging technological innovations.

AT&T to bring 1 Gbps FTTH service to North Carolina

AT&T has made North Carolina the next target for its fiber to the home (FTTH) 1 Gbps service with a particular focus on parts of the Triangle and Piedmont Triad regions.

Cincinnati Bell's wireless sale enhances its fiber-based broadband, business push

Cincinnati Bell's pending sale of its wireless assets may be a sign of the challenge regional wireless operators face in competing against behemoths like AT&T Mobility. But the other part of the story is that it will free up resources to enhance Fioptics, its growing consumer fiber-based broadband service, and its business and wholesale arms.

Frontier, IBEW ratify New York customer service worker contract

Frontier Communications' customer service employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 503 union have ratified a new labor agreement.

Masergy buys Global DataGuard, enhances managed security play

Masergy has reached a deal to acquire Global DataGuard, a move that will enhance its growing cloud services portfolio with additional managed security capabilities.

Verizon scales cloud portfolio with Secure Cloud Interconnect service

Verizon is giving its enterprise customers that use its Private IP service the opportunity to connect to multiple cloud services with its new Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) service.