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PEG Bandwidth nabs W.L. Gore's fiber network, enhances Mid-Atlantic on-net building reach

PEG Bandwidth has acquired W.L. Gore & Associates' 48-mile fiber network, a deal that will deepen its network reach in Delaware and Maryland to address a mix of enterprise and service provider wholesale opportunities.

Verizon's FiOS Internet growth slows in second-quarter 2015 despite uptick in 75 Mbps speed adoption

Verizon reported that while it continued to see an uptick in customers purchasing its 75 Mbps Quantum speed tiers, overall FiOS growth slowed during the second quarter of 2015.

Verizon turns heat on TWC, Cablevision with 100 Mbps symmetrical FiOS service in NYC metro area

Verizon has introduced a new 100 Mbps symmetrical speed tier for its FiOS Quantum service in New York Metro area, a move to lure broadband consumers away from Time Warner Cable and Cablevision where it has built out its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) platform.

BT's Patterson threatens lawsuits to 'defend' shareholders if Ofcom forces it to sell Openreach

BT CEO Gavin Patterson says that if Ofcom, the UK's telecom regulator, forces it to sell off its wholesale Openreach division, BT would respond by halting new network investments and launching a number of legal challenges against the regulator.

Windstream amps up special access chorus against AT&T, other ILECs

Windstream continues to assert that AT&T's plea to the FCC to block an interim plan to provide equivalently-priced IP-based last mile wholesale services, if heeded, will result in a lack of service provider choices for small to medium businesses.

CenturyLink contributes tools for open-source developers using Docker, Chef and vSphere

CenturyLink has contributed three projects to the open-source community that they say will improve the way developers use Docker, Chef and vSphere technologies.

Zayo takes over management of Colorado's troubled EAGLE-Net Alliance

Zayo has taken over the responsibility of managing Colorado's beleaguered EAGLE-Net Alliance (ENA), an intergovernmental middle mile provider that provides fiber-based broadband services to the state's schools, libraries and other anchor institutions.

How Verizon, AT&T, other operators' 3G/4G networks fare in latency

While LTE networks provide faster download speeds than predecessor 3G wireless networks, the other metric that does not get as much attention is latency speeds on the major U.S. wireless operators' networks.

AT&T lays challenge to Frontier, Google Fiber with Durham, N.C. 1 Gig launch

AT&T is bringing its 1 Gbps FTTH U-verse with GigaPower service to Durham, N.C., a market where it currently does not operate as a wireline provider, laying a challenge to incumbent provider Frontier Communications and eventually Google Fiber.

GE builds 100G to support IoT applications

GE is going to build a 100G network as part of an industry test bed to support its industry Internet initiative that the company says will support Internet of Things (IoT) communications across connected control systems, large infrastructure products and manufacturing plants.

Comcast to supply GigE services to Host.net, enhances data center connectivity reach

Comcast Business is offering Ethernet services to Host.net, a Florida-based managed services and data center provider, an agreement that enhances the cable MSO reach into the data center market.

CWA, IBEW local unions say they are conducting a strike authorization vote with Verizon

Verizon and wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are at an impasse in labor negotiations, with local members in the process of conducting a strike authorization vote.

America Movil profits miss expectations at $895M as currency fluctuations, slowing wireline take toll

Citing slow growth in Mexico and a "soft patch" for the U.S. economy at the start of the second quarter, America Movil saw its profits drop by 25.4 percent year over year to $895 million (14.05 billion pesos). Consolidated revenues were $13.8 billion (220 billion pesos), up 1.5 percent from the same period last year.

AT&T Northern Calif. network damage comes under FBI investigation

AT&T has restored service on its network in California after vandals cut through one of its fiber lines that shut down service for 22 hours, reflecting the latest in a string of targeted network attacks in the region.

Metro network WDM demand to drive optical transport market to $15B by 2019, says analyst firm

WDM vendors like Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena and Cisco will continue to see revenue benefits over the next four years as more service providers upgrade their metro networks, a segment that Dell'Oro says will grow at a 10 percent CAGR. Demand for metro WDM capacity will drive up the overall optical transport revenues to $15 billion by 2019.

CenturyLink extends hybrid cloud services to HP customers

CenturyLink is deepening the reach of its cloud services reach by making its hybrid IT solutions available to HP's customers.

Set-top box manufacturers Arris, Cisco, EchoStar struggle to keep up with changing market

The set-top box may be the hub of the pay-TV consumer's living room, but it's clear that a number of factors such as cloud-based platforms and a consolidating industry is taking its toll on the industry segment.

Verizon converts select Pennsylvania POTS customers to fiber

Verizon has taken another step towards reaching its goal to transition 200,000 copper customers onto fiber this year, saying in an FCC filing that it had transitioned 60 retail POTS voice customers onto fiber in Pennsylvania.

Windstream brings fixed wireless service to Boston, deepens alternative Ethernet access reach

Windstream has begun offering its fixed wireless service in Boston, providing an alternative last mile method to deliver Ethernet and IP services to the city's businesses.

AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon copper-to-fiber transitions must consider impact on local businesses

Offering greater flexibility to deliver new cloud and optical services to businesses and consumers, it should be no surprise that the large ILECs like AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon are keen on migrating off their legacy copper and TDM networks to IP and fiber. However, CLECs and their small to medium business customers are concerned whether ILECs will provide equivalently priced access to IP services.