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AT&T lights up 1 Gbps service in Research Triangle and Winston-Salem, N.C.

AT&T will soon start offering its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service to consumer and business customers in parts of Research Triangle and Winston-Salem, N.C.

Verizon Wireless takes lead in the LTE speed race

In the LTE downlink speed race, Verizon Wireless is the top carrier, taking a lead over competitors T-Mobile US, AT&T and Sprint. 

AT&T to hike U-verse TV, broadband rates in 2015

AT&T is using the holiday season to "thank" its customers with planned rate hikes for both U-verse TV and broadband services that will go into effect early next year.

G.fast standard gets final ITU approval

G.fast, the new standard that proposes the delivery of speeds of 1 Gbps over existing copper wire, has gained final approval from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

CenturyLink acquires DataGardens, adds disaster recovery to cloud portfolio

CenturyLink is acquiring DataGardens, a Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) provider based in Edmonton, Alberta, a move that immediately enhances the disaster recovery capabilities of its cloud service portfolio.

Windstream enhances Application Firewall, DDoS capabilities via Imperva partnership

Windstream Hosted Solutions is revitalizing its managed service set with new Web Application Firewall (WAF) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services that are provided through a partnership with Imperva.

Frontier lures residential customers with triple-play holiday promotion

Frontier Communications is looking to lure more sticky residential customers by serving up its "Threebie" triple-play broadband, TV and voice service bundle.

Parks: Roku leads the streaming video device market

A new Parks Associates survey reveals that 10 percent of U.S. households purchased a streaming video device this year, with Roku being the top choice amongst consumers.

Southern Telecom enhances dark fiber, on-net building reach in Georgia, Alabama

Southern Telecom, the telecom subsidiary of electric utility Southern Company, has added more dark fiber to its service diet with an expansion of its existing network and additions to the number of on-net buildings in Atlanta and Birmingham, Ala.

Alaska Communications sells wireless assets to GCI, enhances focus on broadband, business services

Alaska Communications (ACS) has reached a deal to sell off its remaining wireless assets for $300 million to GCI Communications in a move that it says will help it deleverage its balance sheet while sharpening its focus on residential and business broadband services.

Comcast to challenge AT&T, Cox Business with 10 Gig service in Atlanta

Comcast Business is taking on AT&T and Cox Business in Atlanta's metro fiber service market with plans to offer 10 Gbps services to area businesses.

Comcast Business deepens fiber-based Ethernet presence in Vermont

Comcast Business is broadening its presence in Vermont, extending its fiber-based Ethernet services throughout five communities in Bennington County.

CenturyLink serves up cloud data for GSA Networx contract customers

CenturyLink has added cloud data center services, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service product, to the list of available services it can provide to its federal government agency customers via General Services Administration (GSA)'s Networx Universal contract.

AT&T steps up protest against Kansas town's fiber plans

AT&T is continuing in its ongoing battle to stamp out would-be municipal broadband competitors with its latest move to challenge Chanute, Kan., from building a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network that could deliver 1 Gbps service to residential and business customers.

Moody's: Wireline revenue will continue to decline, but TV, broadband will offset trend

Wireline revenue will continue to decline by 1 percent in 2014 and 2015, according to credit rating firm Moody's. However, the rate of decline should improve as telcos like AT&T and Verizon see growth in residential TV and broadband services.

Zayo finds success in Indianapolis' small cell network market

Zayo has begun deploying small cell sites in Indianapolis for a large wireless operator, a win that illustrates the service provider's aggressive movement into this growing space is paying off.

Verizon's battle with N.J. town shows strong thirst for rural wireline broadband

Verizon's ongoing war of words with Hopewell Township, N.J.'s officials over telephone service quality and lack of fruitful broadband service shows that consumers' desire for high speed wireline broadband is just as prevalent in rural markets as it is in large cities.

Sizing up Comcast and Charter's user guide approaches

Comcast and Charter have been actively rolling out new cloud-based user guides for their users, but their approaches vary widely.

CenturyLink: Comcast/TWC merger poses cost challenges for telco TV providers

CenturyLink has become the latest service provider to protest against the pending Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger, saying that if the deal is approved, it will increase content costs for emerging telco TV players like itself that don't have the same scale and impede competition.

SummitIG brings dark fiber connection to QTS' Richmond, Va., data center

SummitIG will provide dark fiber connectivity services to QTS Realty Trust's data center campus in Richmond, Va., a sign of the growing trend to extend fiber-based services to colocation centers.