AT&T and the IBEW System Council T-3 have ratified a four-year contract covering almost 6,500 wireline employees in Illinois, northwestern Indiana and other local union branches throughout the United States.
Cogent Communications reported that on-net network revenue rose 2.1 percent sequentially to $61.7 million with the addition of business and wholesale service customers in Q1 2013.
CenturyLink reported on Tuesday afternoon that most of the outages that left an estimated 1 million consumer and business broadband customers without Internet service in 21 states has been restored.
tw telecom reported that strong Ethernet and VPN product sales in Q1 2013 drove up data and Internet services revenue 14.3 percent, or $25 million year-over-year, to $202 million.
FairPoint Communications reported that data and Internet services revenue grew 15 percent to $38.1 million with residential DSL and business-grade Ethernet services attracting new customers.
Frontier Communications reported that Q1 data service revenues rose $18.3 million, or 9 percent, helping to partially offset ongoing losses from traditional local and long-distance voice service revenues.
CenturyLink is grappling with a nationwide Internet outage that's left customers without Internet access in 21 states. The telco confirmed the outage on its Facebook page but at deadline had not responded to inquiries about the cause of the problem.
UNSi, a competitive service provider, has purchased Dallas-based Airband, a move that gives it expanded MPLS capabilities and, for its business customer base, broadband wireless services.
With the exception of last fall's $300 million Mobility Fund auction, the FCC has not conducted a large spectrum auction since the 700 MHz spectrum auction held in 2007. However, according to a new report from FierceWireless, the FCC will conduct a series of auctions that could free up as much as 200 MHz of spectrum
Sprint is taking its partnership with CSC to another level with the introduction of its new infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) service called CloudCompute.
NBN Co., the Australian company charged with building government's ambitious fiber to the premises plan, is adding another 1.3 million homes and businesses to its initial buildout target, bringing the total subscriber reach to over 4.8 million by 2016.
AT&T has sued Brightlink Communications, an Atlanta-based wholesale telecommunications provider, claiming that it owes AT&T over $467,000 in unpaid charges for VoIP services that it provided to Brightlink to resell to its customers.
After some initial hiccups, the top U.S. cable operators and broadcasters, including Comcast and Fox, are fine tuning their TV Everywhere authentication processes.
As the wireline segment of the telecom industry continues to evolve, so has the pay of its ranking executives, and this year was no different. In our new feature, 15 highest paid CEOs in wireline in 2013, we chronicle the salaries and compensation of the highest-paid individuals in our coverage segment.
Hawaiian Telcom saw in the first quarter that its focus on growing broadband and IPTV helped drive up Q1 2013 revenues 2 percent to $96 million.
Who are the highest paid CEOs in the wireline segment of the telecom industry? FierceTelecom examines the salary and compensation rates of chief executives at 15 publicly traded service providers. (Image source: iStockPhoto)
Shenandoah Telecommunications reported that first-quarter 2013 revenues jumped 10.4 percent to $76 million with increases in both wireline DSL subscribers and cable RGU counts.
TDS Telecom, the wireline subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, reported that first-quarter 2013 results rose to $217 million as it expanded its TDS TV service to more residential customers and new sales of its managedIP products to business customers.
CenturyLink is catering to the sports fanatics who subscribe to its Prism IPTV offering by signing a multiyear carriage agreement with Universal Sports that will enable the carrier to offer new sports content in nine markets, including Las Vegas, Phoenix, central North Carolina and southwest Florida.
Lumos Networks' continued expansion into IP-based business and wholesale services, particularly fiber to the tower services for wireless operators, drove up Q1 2013 revenues year-over-year to $52.5 million.