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USTelecom, CenturyLink, AT&T jointly file for stay of FCC net neutrality rules

USTelecom and its key members AT&T and CenturyLink have filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to stay the FCC's Open Internet order.

AT&T's Stephens: Business services will outpace T-1 and frame relay losses in coming years

AT&T is confident that next-gen IP business service revenues--much like the trend it has seen in the consumer space--will eventually outpace legacy losses from declining services like T-1 access and frame relay.

Verizon's EVP and strategic policy advisor Milch to retire; Silliman assumes duties

Verizon Communications' executive vice president of global public policy and communications, Randal Milch, announced he is retiring from the company later this month.

Zayo says dark fiber makes up 14 percent of its wireless backhaul revenue mix

While incumbent telcos and some competitors have shied away from providing dark fiber for wireless backhaul, a Zayo executive sees interest and adoption of dark fiber continuing to ramp.

AT&T, CWA reach tentative wireline labor agreement

AT&T and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have hammered out tentative agreements covering nearly 17,000 wireline employees in the Midwest.

CenturyLink preempts Google Fiber with 1 Gig, IPTV launch in Portland, Ore.

CenturyLink has launched its Prism IPTV service that will run over its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Portland, Ore., effectively beating Google Fiber to the service punch.

Sizing up the world's top 10 smartest cities

What makes up a "smart city"? While there are many answers and theories about what makes up a smart city, it's clear that a number of the world's largest cities are making the investment to increase the development of automated processes and services in an effort to better serve residents.

TeliaSonera says 100G opportunities with content companies, enterprises continue to ramp

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) is seeing more of its customer base scaling their demand for 100G optical wavelength services in North America.

Zayo's fiscal third-quarter revenues rise 21% to $341M

Zayo reported that its fiscal third-quarter revenues were $341 million, up $16.8 million sequentially, representing 21 percent annualized sequential growth.

CenturyLink opens Washington hydroelectric powered data center, enhances cloud, disaster recovery capabilities

CenturyLink has opened a new data center in central Washington that operates on hydroelectric power, a move it says will enable enterprises to lower their power costs while serving as another site to deliver cloud and disaster recovery services.

Consolidated's Udell: On-net fiber opportunities drive metro Ethernet success

As Consolidated Communications sees the majority of its revenue mix trend more toward commercial services, particularly Metro Ethernet, the service provider is keen on pursuing business customer opportunities that it can directly connect to its own fiber network.

TDS takes three-pronged approach to lighting business fiber

TDS Telecom may be making waves with its own 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services for residential, but the telco is being no less aggressive with its own fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) initiatives for businesses in the territories it serves as an ILEC and as a CLEC.

Verizon executive calls for SDN standardization

DENVER—Software-defined networking is the next big area of focus for telecom operators and that's why standards are critical to advancing the SDN effort. "SDN is the next big problem for the industry to solve," said Chris Emmons, director of network planning for SDN implementation at Verizon Communications.

Cable bundles, industry consolidation and OTT dominated INTX 2015's headlines

Now that the INTX 2015 is over, FierceCable is taking a look at the dominant themes of the show.

Frontier gets FTC approval to proceed with Verizon asset deal

Frontier Communications has received Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approval for its pending acquisition of Verizon's wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas, clearing one of the...

CenturyLink could convert legacy, network businesses to REIT this year, say analysts

With Windstream having recently completed the spinoff of its wireline assets into its publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), analysts are now speculating that CenturyLink is next in line to take a similar move.

Verizon's Stratton sees "host" of opportunities to improve wireline, wireless operations

Verizon sees that there are a number of new ways to increase efficiency across both its wireline and wireless business segments by using new technologies like software-defined networking (SDN) and improving back-end processes.

Service providers signal large-scale NFV deployments are coming, says Dell'Oro

It may still be early days for network functions virtualization (NFV), but it's clear that service providers are moving to deploy it on a large scale.

FCC denies requests from AT&T, CenturyLink, others to delay implementing net neutrality rules

The FCC has denied petitions from a group of service providers and industry groups to suspend the regulator's net neutrality rules from going into effect on June 12.

Telus' Entwistle: We're going directly to the premises with fiber

Telus sees that fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) will continue to play a bigger role in its last mile network, becoming the preferred future mechanism to deliver broadband services to consumers and businesses.