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Cisco's Chambers slams Obama's net neutrality stance

Cisco CEO John Chambers used his quarterly results call with analysts to blast President Barack Obama's net neutrality stance, promising to be "very aggressive (in opposition to Title II regulation of the Internet) and try to educate people on all sides about why this is not right," according to a story in Computer Weekly.

Google Fiber dips into Kansas City's business market, but expansion is not a slam dunk

Google Fiber finally provided a further glimpse of hope that businesses will be able to get their 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service at least in the Kansas City area, but broader expansion is hardly a given.

Level 3's Waters on integrating tw telecom, SDN and deepening the metro network footprint

Now that Level 3 has completed its acquisition of tw telecom, the next phase of the deal comes as the service provider begins integrating the former's operations into its own fold. Jack Waters, CTO of Level 3, recently talked with Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, about the value the tw telecom assets bring to his company.

FilmOn CEO David sounds off on the FCC, Aereo and OTT trends

Alki David, founder and CEO of FilmOn, has been making his presence known at the FCC by attempting to rally support for a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) circulated by agency Chairman Tom Wheeler that could change the definition of a multi video program distributor (MVPD). Sam Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, caught up with David to talk about his visit to the FCC, FilmOn's business model and how he sees the over the top (OTT) video market evolving.

FCC delays net neutrality decision until next year following Obama's statement

President Barack Obama's statement on net neutrality and Title II reclassification that he issued on Monday is stirring up more heat as FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing a compromise on the proposed laws.

TelePacific employs Overture 6500 platform for Ethernet expansion

TelePacific is enhancing its Ethernet delivery power by selecting Overture Networks' 6500 multi-service Ethernet service delivery platform.

Verizon's Shammo: We could do 1 Gig today, but the demand isn't there

Verizon has yet to jump on the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the premises (FTTP) bandwagon by adding it as a speed option in its FiOS Internet service suite, but it can get there if it sees a demand for that speed.

AT&T halts fiber deployments until net neutrality is resolved

AT&T CEO and Chairman Randall Stephenson came out against President Barack Obama's plea to ask the FCC to reclassify broadband providers under Title II, a move that he says is driving it to pause the expansion of its ambitious fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) project into 100 U.S. cities.

FiberLight to connect 800 cell sites in West Texas, expand lit fiber services

FiberLight continues to make progress with its Texas expansion project, announcing that it is on track to connect nearly 800 wireless cell towers in the state and install 1,765 route miles of fiber networks this year.

Jackson Energy Authority employs Adtran for its 1 Gig FTTP service initiative

Jackson Energy Authority (JEA), a public utility created under a private act passed by the Tennessee Legislature, is implementing Adtran's Gigabit GPON equipment for the next chapter in its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) story.

Alteva's Q3 UC revenues rise 7% amidst declining legacy voice declines

Alteva reported that Unified Communications (UC) were once again the key revenue element in the service provider's third-quarter results, climbing 7 percent year-over-year to $4.3 million.

Sizing up how the top wireless operators performed in Q3 2014

As the third-quarter earnings season comes to a close, FierceWireless is taking a deeper look at the revenue trends at the top 8 U.S. wireless operators.

AT&T Labs SVP Croak retires, Fuetsch takes over Domain 2.0 initiative

Long-time AT&T executive Marian Croak, who headed up the company's Domain 2.0 initiative, has retired after 32 years with the company. Croak, who most recently was senior vice president of Domain 2.0 architecture and advanced services at AT&T Labs, has been replaced by Andre Fuetsch, who previously served as AT&T's senior vice president of software development and engineering. He will now oversee the company's Domain 2.0 initiative.

Juniper CEO Kheradpir resigns over conduct related to customer negotiation

Shaygan Kheradpir has resigned from his post as CEO of Juniper Networks following a review the company's board of directors made of his conduct related to a negotiation with one of their customers.

Level 3 taps company veteran Crouch to head up EMEA efforts

Level 3 is realigning its movement in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and its customer base there by naming Andrew Crouch as the region's president. Crouch, a UK native, has moved back to his homeland country to oversee the EMEA region following Level 3's close of its acquisition of tw telecom on Oct. 31.

Consumers continue to ditch traditional cable, satellite video services

As the third-quarter earnings season in the cable industry begins to wind down, one of the glaring trends that has emerged is that more consumers are opting to cut their cable or satellite service and use their broadband connection to get video service.

Hawaiian Telcom's Q3 legacy declines offset by broadband, IPTV gains

Hawaiian Telcom reported that while it continued to see IPTV, broadband and data center colocation service growth in the third quarter, these gains were offset by a decline in managed revenues and expected legacy POTS voice access line revenue, driving down overall revenue slightly year-over-year to $97.3 million.

TDS extends 1-Gig Internet, IPTV services to 7 New Hampshire towns

TDS Telecom is giving seven of its Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets in New Hampshire the option to order its emerging 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service.

Mitel raises its ShoreTel offer to $8.50 per share in cash, stock

Mitel has taken another stab at acquiring competitor ShoreTel, raising the price of its acquisition bid to $8.50 per share in cash in stock, a proposal that represents an overall value of about $574 million.

President Obama throws support behind the FCC's Title II broadband reclassification option

President Barack Obama issued a new statement telling service providers they need to ensure that the Internet remains free and open to any consumer.