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Verizon's FiOS revenues rise 14.4% to $3.1B on strong broadband, video adds

Verizon's FiOS results bounced back in the second quarter, with revenues rising 14.4 percent year-over-year to $3.1 billion due to an uptick in both broadband and video subscriptions.

AT&T wins $275M Department of State task order

AT&T Government Solutions added another win to its public sector column when the U.S. Department of State awarded it a Foreign Post Telephone Replacement Program task order that could be worth up to $275 million over the next five years.

Report: Google Fiber eyeing UK as next broadband stop, poses challenge to BT

Google Fiber has been looking at bringing its 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the home (FTTH) project to the UK, shaking up the country's broadband market that's been dominated by incumbent telco BT, reports The Telegraph.

C Spire taps Amino to power up its IPTV service

C Spire has selected Amino's IPTV platform as the foundation for the video service it will deliver across its 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the home (FTTH) network in its Mississippi serving area.

BT, CWU hammer out new 33-month labor contract

BT and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) reached a deal on Friday to establish a new 33-month labor agreement, with 72 percent voting in favor of the pact.

Sizing up the cable industry in Q2 2014

The second-quarter 2014 earnings season is underway and FierceCable is tracking the performance of pay-TV distributors, including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies. 

Birch wraps up its Cbeyond purchase, enhances reach to nearly 200,000 U.S. businesses

Birch Communications has put the final touches on its $323 million acquisition of fellow competitive service provider Cbeyond, creating what it says is a nationwide service provider with about $700 million in annual revenue.

Verizon makes all of its FiOS broadband tiers symmetrical, upgrades new, existing users for free

Verizon Communications is giving its FiOS data customers another reason to smile about their experience by upgrading all of its existing data tiers to symmetrical speeds.

CenturyLink's Gowen looks back on what saved the bacon and ahead to 'a brave new world'

After a nine-year tenure with CenturyLink and its predecessor company Qwest, Diana Gowen is retiring. A 35-year veteran of the telecom industry with a particular focus on the public sector, Gowen recently sat down with Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, to reflect on the past and share expectations for the future.

Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs enhances IP video capabilities with new Cambridge, UK, research facility

Alcatel-Lucent's Bell labs is putting more muscle into its IP video business by establishing an "antenna" office in Cambridge, UK, to conduct research on real-time video delivery on various types of connected devices.

Zhone taps IT, telecom veteran James Norrod as president and CEO

Zhone Technologies' board is shaking up the top management ranks by naming James Norrod as its new president and CEO, taking over the reins from company co-founder Mory Ejabat.

Zayo's Geo Networks acquires UK's Digital Region assets, deepens UK network holdings

Geo Networks, which is now part of Zayo, has reached a deal to acquire the assets of the failed Digital Region broadband network in South Yorkshire, England, reports The Star.

Sizing up Q2 2014 wireline earnings

The second-quarter 2014 earnings season is underway, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed.

BT drives wireless/wireline integration with One Phone service for SMBs

BT is tapping into the growing bring your own device (BYOD) trend with the introduction of its cloud-based BT One Phone service that allows small to medium business (SMB) customers to access their company's office phone system on a mobile device.

Integra acquires World Communications, enhances Washington state reach

Integra has dipped into its pocket book to acquire World Communications Inc. (WCI), a move that will expand its growing network and service presence in the state of Washington.

Verizon: Reclassifying broadband under Title II will endanger the entire Internet ecosystem

Verizon has taken the latest stab at the FCC's Open Internet rulemaking proceeding by calling the regulator out on its option to "reclassify" broadband Internet access service as a Title II common carriage telecommunications service.

CenturyLink's Minneapolis-St.Paul data center earns Tier III certification

CenturyLink's newest data center in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MP2, became even more valuable as the center received Uptime Institute's coveted Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility.

World Cup shatters online viewing, sports coverage expectations

Online video once again played a starring role in this year's World Cup event, where it not only shattered streaming records, but also surpassed expectations about online sports coverage. 

TDS adds New London, N.H., to its 1 Gig fiber-based broadband list

TDS Telecom has named New London, N.H., as the latest town where it will take its 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service, the second of two towns in the state to get the new service. The earlier deployment was in Hollis in May.

AT&T adds Carrboro, N.C., to its growing list of 1 Gig communities

AT&T has added the North Carolina town of Carrboro as the latest target where it will deliver its GigaPower 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) network service after ratifying an agreement with local town officials.