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Republican senators say FCC's 25 Mbps broadband standard isn't fair

The FCC's 25 Mbps broadband definition is facing more criticism from Republican lawmakers with Senators Fred Upton and Greg Walden claiming the regulator is simply power hungry.

AT&T brings fiber to 45K locations in Kansas, Missouri, adding 76K miles to national network

AT&T continues to find more locations in its wireline network to offer fiber-to-the-business services, and its recent expansions in Kansas and Missouri reflect that trend.

CenturyLink lights 1 Gbps service for select Houston-area business customers

CenturyLink is continuing its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises drive, announcing that it is now offering service to a number of new multi-tenant unit buildings in parts of Houston.

Hybrid cloud to be large part of cloud provider revenue, says research firm

Hybrid cloud services are going to make up a large portion of overall cloud as a service (CaaS) revenue by 2017 as more enterprise customers move to hybrid cloud architectures.

Canada's telecom sector slows to a crawl, but 1.4 percent growth is ahead in 2016, economist says

Canada's telecom industry may not be on the right growth path: A number of factors including high debt, combined with limited job prospects are making it difficult for the country's consumers to spend more on their telecom services -- limiting growth to just 0.4 percent in 2015, according to The Conference Board of Canada.

AT&T's G.fast plans could boost Adtran's revenues, says Cowen and Company

AT&T's interest in using G.fast as a way to extend broadband services where it can't build a business case to bring fiber directly to a home could spell opportunity for Adtran, one of the telco's key broadband infrastructure suppliers.

Charter Business' pricing, packaging changes drive up revenues to $294M

Charter's business services division is reaping the benefits of realigning the unit to focus on the specific needs of small businesses and larger enterprise customers as revenues rose 12.3 percent year-over-year to $294 million.

Bell Canada says it's on track to deliver 1 Gig to 3 million homes by end 2016

Bell Canada is on track with its fiber-based broadband expansion plans, with plans to reach nearly 3 million locations by the end of the year. CEO George Cope said that the provider will continue to aggressively build out a mix of FTTH and fiber-to-the-node as part of its broader broadband expansion plan.

Shentel expands Mid-Atlantic fiber network to pursue new business, wireless backhaul opportunities

Shentel is expanding its fiber network in parts of four states, enabling the provider to pursue a mix of dark and lit fiber-based services for business and wholesale wireless customers.

Windstream launches IPTV in Sugar Land, Texas, taking on Comcast's TV monopoly

Windstream has named Sugar Land, Texas, as the third market for its Kinetic IPTV service. The provider will offer its service to over 30,000 homes beginning in the second quarter, laying a new challenge to incumbent video provider Comcast.

AT&T, Comcast, Charter and other pay-TV providers added 170K video subs in Q4 2015

While it's clear that some video viewers are turning off their set-top boxes in favor of getting their content online, the top six pay-TV providers showed signs of video growth in 2015.

Verizon, Consolidated, and CenturyLink topped network performance in the fourth quarter

Whether you're a late-night Netflix video binger or a school teacher trying to file grades online, Internet users all have a common expectation that they will be able to get a good connection and overall experience. That still may not always be the case, however.

AT&T, Comcast lead protest of Nashville's municipal broadband plans

AT&T remains locked in a battle with Tennessee lawmakers over a proposed bill that could enable municipal broadband providers like Chattanooga-based EPB, which gained attention for its 10 Gbps FTTH services, to expand their gigabit fiber-based broadband services into other parts of the state where services are lacking.

As gigabit subscribers grow toward 100M, so does case for G.fast, analyst says

As broadband providers like AT&T, Comcast, Google Fiber and others compete to bring 1 Gbps and higher speeds into more U.S. communities, the need for a somewhat futureproof solution to consumer and business demand is growing. These providers need to take a look at G.fast, which can accelerate broadband over existing copper pairs, a research analyst said.

Cincinnati Bell appeals to wavering Fioptics IPTV customers with MyTV skinny bundle

As Cincinnati Bell continues to scale its Fioptics broadband customer base, the telco is realizing that customers are turning toward online sources to get their video service because they can choose the content they want to pay for. Its new Fioptics MyTV service is a response to that trend, one that the provider hopes will keep subscribers in the IPTV fold.

Level 3 says dark fiber is part of service set, not the only solution for business, wholesale customers

Level 3 Communications sees dark fiber as a growth engine in the transport and fiber section of its core network services (CNS) business, but only as part of a broader solution set -- not the best or only solution as some wireless operators and content providers suggest.

Comcast Business surpasses $5B revenue run rate, sees growing traction in enterprise segment

Comcast Business is seeing its bet on the larger business market paying off as the segment has exceeded a $5 billion revenue run rate, while maintaining 20 percent growth.

Wireline network performance: How CenturyLink, Consolidated and Verizon compared in Q4 2015


How do Verizon, Consolidated Communications and CenturyLink, among others, compare when it comes to wireline network latency, throughput and availability? These three factors have a direct impact on how well operators serve businesses and consumers, making it important for customers to know what they're getting.

Level 3 says cable companies' limited resources make it tough to compete in enterprise services

Level 3 Communications sees cable operators as a growing threat in the business space it serves -- as well as a potential ally for special access -- but said their geographic nature and lack of experience means they will have a tough time competing with ILECs for large business customers.

CBS Super Bowl video streaming success hinges on overcoming network latency

CBS may be enabling consumers to stream Sunday's Super Bowl 50 on various devices for free -- including desktops and tablets via its website, as well as on its CBS Sports app on Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox One -- but the success of the stream hinges on its ability to avert delivery delays.