Hundreds of people rallied in Copley Square yesterday in Boston in support of the 40,000 Verizon employees who are on strike against the company. And it appears that there is no end in sight for the strike that started at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13.
AT&T said today it will launch a new program called "Access from AT&T" that will provide inexpensive home wired internet service to Americans who live in the carrier's 21-state service area and who participate in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program, which used to be called food stamps.
Google Fiber helped increase revenue in Alphabet's "Other Bets" business by 108 percent in the first quarter, the company said, but it also pushed up the company's capital expenditures in that division to $280 million for the period.
Verizon's cloud team faces a difficult few months as the company transitions away from the public cloud market, predicted TBR analyst Molly Gallaher Boddy. However, the operator stands to make gains in the space if it is able to ramp up its consulting and network and security services around a hybrid cloud model.
Ericsson announced a corporate restructuring that includes business units dedicated to the IT and cloud sectors, news that comes alongside a reshuffled management team and relatively sluggish first quarter results.
The winds of change continue blowing for the global wireline telecom industry: An International Telecommunications Union (ITU) report sees continued capital expenditures for fiber infrastructure, reaching $144.2 billion between 2014 and 2019, as next-generation technologies and particularly 5G make demands on the wireline network.
Verizon warned that the ongoing strike of 40,000 of its wireline workers could eventually affect the company's financial performance, although the company stopped short of offering specific financial guidance along those lines.
Verizon reported relatively solid results in its wireline business, showing revenue slightly below some analyst expectations but FiOS net customer additions of 98,000, above some predictions.
"Don't buy Verizon Wireless" is the latest strategy that Verizon's 40,000 unionized wireline workers, represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), are employing in their ongoing battle with the telecom giant.
Waltz Networks announced that it raised $6.75 million in Series A funding from New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and $1.4 million in National Science Foundation grants, bringing its total financial war chest to $8.15 million. The company is essentially a collection of Cornell University engineering students who recently won AT&T Labs' first-ever SDN Network Design Challenge.
Lumos Networks announced that its 1 Gbps service, branded GIGABIT FAST, is now available across its entire RLEC fiber-to-the-premise footprint. The announcement essentially seals a promise the company made in March to reach the buildout goal.
Google having 'productive conversations' about selling its OnHub internet router to service providers
Google said it is currently working to sell its new OnHub W-Fi internet router to carriers around the world. Google's efforts to expand distribution of its OnHub device further underscore the company's work to expand its position in the internet services market.
Zayo Group is getting increased attention from investment analysts thanks to its ongoing buildout of fiber to the tower and dark fiber, which positions it to benefit from pending deployments of 5G by major operators like AT&T and Verizon.
Cox Communications said it sponsored a three-year private sector grant in Phoenix to have the city join the nationwide Smart Gigabit Communities project. Initiated in 2015 by US Ignite, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, the project is intended to build "a living lab of testbeds for smart gigabit applications."
AT&T has reiterated its argument that the FCC should remove the existing nondiscrimination requirements that apply to facilities-based IMTS traffic arrangements on the U.S.-Cuba route.
Verizon FiOS customers who signed up for service right before the telco's wireline workforce went on strike aren't worried that substitute workers are going to install their service, but rather that they'll get connected on time.
EarthLink and Level 3, two service providers that are building out sizeable fiber networks but still have to rent ILEC facilities, say that the Ethernet over hybrid fiber coax (EoHFC) facilities provided by cable operators aren't suitable substitutes to fulfill business service requests.
Aureon has acquired Des Moines-based BNS Network Solutions (BNS), giving it an enhanced set of features and services to target community bank opportunities in Iowa and Illinois.
When Verizon wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) could not come to an agreement over various issues related to health care and pensions, they went on strike at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13.
Consolidated Communications is acquiring Champaign-Urbana, Ill., area Champaign Telephone Company and its sister company, Big Broadband Services, a private business communications provider, for $13 million, deepening its fiber and on-net fiber building reach.