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Frontier's installation follies make unhappy customers fair game for Charter, Bright House

Frontier's challenging integration process of the Verizon wireline assets it purchased in California, Florida and Texas has had a negative effect on new broadband subscribers -- and cable operators like Charter Communications are lining up to capture those customers.

Consolidation, wireless and FCC proposals dominated the headlines at INTX 2016

While this year's INTX tradeshow may not have met its attendance goals, the cable industry show saw a number of newsworthy moments related to controversial regulatory and technology topics.

Verizon's union strikers are threatening replacement workers, says labor board

Verizon's striking workers represented by the CWA and IBEW unions have been accused by the National Labor Relations Board of harassing replacement workers at hotels in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Frontier to battle backhaul declines by leveraging FiOS network for 5G, small cells

Frontier Communications may be weathering revenue declines in its wireless backhaul business, but the service provider sees opportunities to leverage its FiOS footprint to provide fiber-based services for small cells and 5G wireless.

Verizon's McAdam: We're seeing enterprise stability, but customers remain cautious

Verizon isn't seeing its largest enterprise business customers making major investments in new technology transitions or platforms, despite the stability of the segment.

Verizon to take pre-orders for Boston FiOS service, says city leaders' flexibility was key

Verizon is taking a page out of the Google Fiber playbook, taking pre-orders for FiOS broadband service ahead of its launch in Boston.

AT&T will launch SDN service in 63 countries simultaneously this year, de la Vega says

AT&T has some grand plans for its growing SDN-enabled network, one that will see the provider launch the new service in multiple countries in 2016.

AT&T: Streamlined permitting is accelerating FTTH deployments

AT&T is may be keen on advancing its FTTH rollouts, but like any service provider the biggest potential obstacle that could get in its way is the local permitting process to install fiber to each premises.

ShoreTel lowers revenue guidance to 21-24% growth due to hiccups in Corvisa integration

ShoreTel, a supplier of UC solutions to major telcos like AT&T and Frontier, has lowered its 2017 hosted revenue growth from 30 percent to the 21-24 percent range as it sees speed bumps with integrating Corvisa into its portfolio.

Frontier eyes 100-300 Mbps broadband over newly acquired copper networks

Frontier Communications is keen on making the most out of the broadband markets it acquired from Verizon by offering higher speeds, particularly in areas where copper networks -- and slow 7 Mbps speeds -- currently dominate.

Frontier lost 40K potential customers during botched Verizon cutover, McCarthy says

Frontier Communications lost a large set of potential customers -- 40,000 to be exact -- during its problematic switchover of Verizon's wireline assets to its own systems in three states. The newly signed-up subscribers decided to look elsewhere for service after their orders could not be fulfilled by the promised service activation date.

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint vie for wireless revenue, subscribers in Q1 2016

Now that the first quarter 2016 earnings season is over, FierceWireless is sizing up how the largest wireless operators  -- Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint -- performed.

Windstream expands Richmond, Va. area fiber network, enhances on-net building, metro footprint

Windstream has expanded its metro fiber network in the Richmond, Virginia area, furthering its strategy to extend services directly into more local data centers and commercial business buildings.

AT&T ramps MDU fiber builds, sees growing potential in G.fast

As AT&T continues to ramp up its FTTH deployments into new cities like San Jose, California, the service provider is finding that the best targets for 1 Gbps service exist in multi-dwelling units (MDUs).

Strike torpedoes Verizon's Q2 FiOS earnings estimates due to drop in installations

Verizon wireline revenue estimates for the upcoming second quarter have been lowered by Wells Fargo by $343 million, to $7.52 billion, as the telco reported that installation of new FiOS subscribers has plummeted during the wireline labor strike.

Google Fiber, San Jose on verge of signing off on 1 Gbps install plan

After more than two years of discussions and planning, San Jose, California city leaders are poised to approve Google Fiber's plan to install 1 Gbps fiber optic cable across the city. The move would kickstart the fiber giant's strategy to bring its service into Silicon Valley and beyond.

Cablevision, TWC employees await their fate as potential layoffs loom

As Altice and Charter Communications complete their mega-billion dollar acquisitions of Cablevision and Time Warner Cable, employees of these cable MSOs are bracing for potential layoffs as these companies look to trim off redundant positions.

Frontier blames Verizon's bad data, call center miscommunication for California's outages

Frontier Communications attributes some of the outage and network issues its customers faced in California to corrupt data it received from Verizon after acquiring the telco's wireline assets in three states.

Comcast extends Office 365 through its cloud marketplace, eases SMB migrations

Comcast Business is making the popular Microsoft 365 platform available through its cloud application marketplace for small and medium-sized businesses, easing the resource-constricted SMB market segment's transition to the cloud.

Zayo sees dark fiber dollars in content providers, data centers, and school districts

Zayo Group is seeing that its investment in dark fiber is becoming attractive not only for wireless operators, but increasingly for data center operators that need low latency routes in harder to reach locations.