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CenturyLink snaps up Orchestrate, deepens cloud-based database service set

CenturyLink has reached a deal to acquire Orchestrate, deepening its cloud service portfolio with a new set of managed database service capabilities.

Verizon FiOS 75 Mbps Quantum adoption rises amidst Q1 wireline revenue decline

Verizon is seeing more of its FiOS customers adopt its symmetrical 75 Mbps Quantum speed tier, a factor that's helped the telco offset an overall decline in first-quarter 2015 wireline revenue.

Wireline telecom earnings in the first quarter of 2015

The first-quarter 2015 earnings reporting season has begun, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed. Check here throughout the reporting season for updates on providers, vendors and integrators in this segment.

CenturyLink enables Utah Education and Telehealth Network to bring 1 Terabit to 1,400 schools, colleges

CenturyLink's ongoing 1 Gbps network fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) drive continues to find new utility in the education sector and the company's win to provide 1 Terabit of combined bandwidth to the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) is an example of that trend.

Comcast shakes up California's broadband market with 2 Gig, 250 Mbps broadband plans

Comcast is hoping to bring a new challenge to the California broadband market dominated mainly by AT&T, announcing that it plans to deliver its 2 Gbps Internet service in 12 of the state's metro markets.

Infonetics: Carrier router, switch market remained flat at $14.6B over carrier hesitation on SDN

Service providers' continual hesitation about how to implement software-defined networking (SDN) into their networks continued to be a drag on the service provider router and switch market as 2014 total revenue remained flat at $14.6 billion.

AT&T pre-empts Comcast 2 Gbps threat by launching 1-Gig service in Chicago suburbs

AT&T is taking a proactive step to get ahead of Comcast's 2 Gbps broadband plans by launching its 1 Gbps GigaPower fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service in the Chicago suburbs.

Birch adds 46 on-net buildings to fiber network in four major markets

Birch Communications continues to make progress with its aggressive fiber buildout strategy, extending its facilities into an additional 46 buildings in four major U.S. markets.

CenturyLink sues the FCC over net neutrality rules

CenturyLink is suing the FCC over its net neutrality rules. The lawsuit was filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Telus makes $52.3M investment to build FTTP, wireless services in Quebec City area

Telus is making a $52.3 million investment to upgrade its fiber-based wireline broadband services and wireless networks for residential and business customers throughout the Greater Québec City area this year.

AT&T enhances Dallas' U-verse broadband, video reach with $2.7B investment

AT&T has spent over $2.7 billion during the past two years on upgrades to its wireline and wireless networks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

XO adds concierge feature to hosted PBX service

XO Communications is helping its business customers focus more on their fundamental strengths by launching "HPBX Concierge," a "touch-free" feature for its Hosted PBX service.

TDS threatens Time Warner Cable in Southeastern Wisconsin with 1 Gbps launch plans

TDS Telecom is working to take a big lead over cable incumbent Time Warner Cable in Southeastern Wisconsin's broadband race by offering its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband data and IPTV service to residential customers in Bohners Lake and Wheatland.

Zayo lights third Denver data center, capitalizes on Latisys acquisition

Zayo's colocation business, zColo, has opened its third data center in Denver, Colo., a market it entered by acquiring Latisys, a colocation and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider.

Tracking Q1 wireless earnings from Verizon, Ericsson, Qualcomm and more

Now that the Q1 2015 earnings season is getting underway, FierceWireless is tracking the performance of large carriers and vendors, including T-Mobile US, Sprint, and Nokia. Special report

AT&T joins industry groups in suing the FCC over net neutrality rules

AT&T has filed its own lawsuit against the FCC to reclassify ISPs as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act, illustrating that it wants to take a different path from its fellow telco brothers like Verizon and cable operators that are working with trade associations like USTelecom and NCTA.

Integra reaches 3,000 building locations with fiber

Integra has extended fiber to more than 3,000 building locations in its 11-state territory that it serves via its Integra Business and Electric Lightwave business units.

CenturyLink takes on Charter by providing 1 Gbps FTTP service to La Crosse, Wis.

CenturyLink is providing a new competitive challenge to local cable operator Charter Communications and fellow ILEC TDS Telecom by launching its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service for residential and SMBs in La Cross, Wis.

Sling TV's Lynch tunes into how consumers want to get their TV

Like other programmers and pay-TV providers, Roger Lynch, CEO of Dish's Sling TV unit, has tuned into the notion that the mobile TV consumer wants to be in control of what programs they watch.

Vonage names Monster.com veteran Gilvar as new marketing chief

Vonage is bolstering its marketing power as it moves further into the business services space by naming Monster.com executive Ted Gilvar be chief marketing officer (CMO).