Frontier taps Kinney to lead California government affairs following Verizon asset integration fiasco
Frontier has named Jacqueline R. Kinney as vice president of state government affairs for California, signaling a tightening of its hold in the state following a troubling integration of Verizon's wireline assets.
A Hawaiian Telcom executive says that it will begin winding down its FTTH and IPTV investments in 2017 as it reaches the end of its aggressive buildout.
NTCA says that the FCC's requirement to Charter Communications to expand its broadband footprint could actually harm the rural telcos the organization represents by creating artificial competition in areas that cannot support it.
Verizon is petitioning the FCC to get permission to shut down a series of legacy voice services offered via its MCI subsidiary due to lack of use and little customer demand.
Service providers' ongoing deployments of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) helped drive up the core routing segment 14 percent year-over-year during the first quarter -- the fifth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth.
Pennsylvania's Public-Private Partnership (P3) board has given its thumbs up for a Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission project to install a fiber cable along the state's 550-mile turnpike and extensions to provide capacity for the commission, the state department of transportation (PennDOT), and carriers that need wholesale capacity.
AT&T is keeping its foot on the fiber-to-the-premises pedal to stay ahead of Charter and Comcast, announcing that it has launched 1 Gbps services for residential and business customers in parts of El Paso and San Diego.
AT&T has been working with the MEF to drive consensus on how service providers should interconnect their Ethernet networks, but the initial challenge is understanding what element of Ethernet each carrier partner has.
As Lightower continues to roll out more fiber to cell sites and small cells, the service provider is creating a foundation to win more business customers in its footprint.
CenturyLink is now offering Genband's application server solutions to federal government customers that purchase services off its GSA Networx contract vehicle portfolio.
DQE Communications, a Western Pennsylvania-based business provider, is now offering its customers a new wavelength service option.
Windstream tightens up third-party interconnects in bid to streamline costs, expand on-net footprint
Windstream is tightening up its interconnection points, weeding out unnecessary third-party circuits with other carriers to streamline costs and focus on expanding its on-net footprint, a senior executive said.
Arris recognizes that the role of video services continues to change and the company is moving to evolve with those changes.
DALLAS -- AT&T and Comcast often don't agree on much, but the telco and cable MSO say that the FCC's proposals on special access could actually hinder a market where there's already plenty of service choices.
DALLAS -- Verizon took a different path from its ILEC brethren in the special access market segment when it developed a proposal with Incompas have to regulate special access services.
Lightower Fiber Networks said that the Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) has tapped the company to build it a custom 250-mile fiber network connecting to 28 sites—including DEC's offices, control centers, and substations—across the state.
DALLAS -- AT&T's Ethernet footprint expansion is being complemented with a group of higher speed 40G and 100G speeds that are starting to be adopted by more of the carrier's customer base, whose bandwidth needs are exceeding initial expectations.
HPE, Cisco and Microsoft are enjoying a comfortable lead in the cloud infrastructure market -- one that includes private cloud hardware, public cloud hardware and cloud infrastructure.
DALLAS -- CenturyLink, Verizon and XO Communications are chasing the SDN and NFV path for their networks, but the challenge for embedded providers in making this transition is maintaining reliability, particularly for business customers.
DALLAS -- AT&T says that is on track to virtualize even more of its network functions onto software this year, a sign that it's inching closer to meeting its goal of virtualizing 75 percent of its network by 2020.