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Florida attorney general confronts Frontier over service issues

Frontier Communications is being taken to task by Florida regulators over network issues associated with its acquisition of Verizon's properties. The state's Attorney General Pan Bondi has asked the telco in a letter to remedy network problems and issue refunds to all consumers affected during the transition period.

AT&T, Consolidated, Verizon put to the test on network latency, throughput, availability

How do top U.S. carriers including AT&T, Verizon and Consolidated Communications 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.

Windstream defends its $80M commitment to broadband in Georgia, says rural markets are challenging

Windstream CEO Tony Thomas is defending the telco's network and service position in Georgia, telling a congressman that it has continued to make necessary upgrades to support next-gen broadband services for businesses and consumers in the state.

Verizon, XO Communications say strike is not delaying fiber deal

An XO Communications executive's statement that Verizon's wireline worker strike, which is now in its fourth week, is delaying the carrier's pending acquisition of XO's fiber network, is not the case and was "taken out of context," a spokesperson said.

AT&T deepens residential, business 1 Gbps reach in eight markets

AT&T is putting its fiber installation workers to the task, announcing expansions of its fiber-to-the-premises services for residential and business customers in eight markets in the Midwest, South and West.

Cablevision, CableOne and Mediacom bled more video subs in Q1

In terms of video subscriber growth, it was a tale of two cable MSO segments during the first quarter. While the largest cable providers such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications collectively added 89,000 new subscribers, a number of mid-sized operators lost customers.

Level 3 fiber cut disrupts TWC, Cox Internet service in the Northeast

An accidental fiber cut on Level 3 Communications' fiber network disrupted service for Time Warner Cable and Cox customers in the Northeast.

Electric Lightwave doubles Los Angeles, Bay Area long-haul routes, challenging AT&T

Electric Lightwave has doubled its long-haul optical routes and network capabilities to satisfy requirements of enterprises including OTT content providers in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas, laying a greater challenge to AT&T and other regional competitors.

Sprint launches wireline business division, taps company veteran Fitz to lead division

Sprint has launched a new wireline business unit to provide a set of IP-based services to global business customers, illustrating its dedication to the industry segment.

FiberLight expands Texas-Mexican border footprint, attracts global providers to 100G ring

FiberLight is on the network buildout train again, conducting an expansion in Texas that will connect areas near the Mexican border to major cities including Houston, San Antonio and Dallas.

Charter gets FCC's thumbs up for TWC, Bright House acquisitions

Charter Communications' pending acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House cleared a big hurdle on Friday as the FCC voted to approve the multi-billion dollar mega deal that will create a consumer and business services powerhouse.

Google Fiber begins 1 Gbps service rollout in Huntsville, Alabama

Google Fiber is moving ahead with its FTTH build in Huntsville, Alabama as utility crews began installing fiber over the past week that will support its low-priced 1 Gbps Internet service.

Frontier faces California assembly hearing over ongoing network issues

Frontier Communications is facing heat from California state lawmakers, who are calling for a speedy resolution to a month of ongoing network issues.

TDS Telecom completing FTTH buildout to 21 percent of ILEC service addresses

TDS Telecom continues to deepen its FTTH network build with a plan to reach a large portion of its largely rural incumbent carrier footprint, offering several bandwidth options that range from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, as well as IPTV.

Zayo Group says it's on track to reach 3M net installs by the end of 2016

Zayo Group continues to ramp up the number of net installs to its base of wireless, enterprise and carrier customers as demand grows for the service provider's dark and lit fiber services.

Windstream takes independent tack in 2016 with last-mile fiber builds

Windstream continues to expand its last-mile network fiber build, a move that will lessen its reliance on third-party providers and provide higher speed services for its business customer base.

Hawaiian Telcom sees 43% of internet customers purchasing 21 Mbps to 1 Gbps speeds

Hawaiian Telcom is seeing more of its copper and growing fiber-based broadband customer base purchase higher speed services.

Frontier cites opposition of Charter-TWC deal as it looks to get Minnesota video franchise

Frontier is voicing its opposition of Charter Communications' purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks to the FCC following Charter's move to block Frontier's pursuit of a video franchise agreement in Minnesota.

Lumos' Biltz: Dark fiber deal pipeline will grow throughout 2016

Lumos Networks may still be early in the dark fiber game, which only makes up a small portion of its revenue, but the service provider is getting more inquiries from a host of wireless, wireline and enterprise customers.

Consolidated's Q1 asset maneuvers boost its fiber migration strategy

Consolidated is moving through a time of transition as it purchased Champaign Telephone Company to increase its footprint while selling its rural ILEC company in Iowa to Premier Communications and Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association.