AT&T's Quinn: Government-owned networks will impact private investment

AT&T has joined the chorus of service providers that have voiced their concern that municipally-owned broadband networks aren't a sustainable model and will discourage privately-owned providers from making new investments.

Cincinnati Bell to target new business fiber expansion to battle TWC, eyes out of region opportunities

As Cincinnati Bell continues to expand its Fioptics FTTH network to more homes throughout Cincinnati, the service provider is working to enhance its connection to local businesses served by Time Warner Cable.

Consolidated places emphasis on broadband to offset linear video declines, rising content costs

As it continues to face high video content costs, Consolidated Communications has been placing greater emphasis on driving up the speeds of its consumer broadband networks.

Service providers turn to distributed generation to reduce power costs, increase reliability

Service providers may be aggressively expanding their coverage, but that expansion comes with a price: an increase in electricity costs and consumption.

Windstream's $250M Project Excel accelerates 100 Mbps, VDSL2 broadband push

With the sale of its data center business in motion, Windstream plans to dedicate $250 million to enhance its last mile network by installing VDSL2 network equipment to support up to 100 Mbps in more of its rural markets.

CenturyLink drops 37K broadband customers as it tightens credit policies

CenturyLink's efforts to tighten the credit and collection policy on its broadband subscriber base may eventually enable it to reduce churn, but in the near-term it resulted in the telco losing about 37,000 customers.

Tracking the impact social media has on OTT services

Social media continues to play a role in the way consumers interact with their over-the-top video services and the overall entertainment industry.

Twenty six Colorado cities, 17 counties lift 10-year ban on municipal broadband investment

The municipal broadband movement got a boost in Colorado as residents in five cities and two counties voted to overturn a law that limited local communities from building a broadband business even in areas where incumbent telcos and cable operators have refused to upgrade facilities.

Cincinnati Bell passes additional 25,800 homes with Fioptics service, sees increased cord cutting

Cincinnati Bell is making continued inroads with its Fioptics service, passing an additional 25,800 units with the service during the third-quarter. The service is now available to 408,000 addresses within greater Cincinnati.

Frontier lures small businesses away from cable with broadband price lock-in

Frontier is giving its small to medium business customers the option to lock in their broadband price with its "Price for Life" promotion whereby the price of business customers' Internet and phone services will never go up as long as they remain with the telco.

FairPoint's Ethernet, IP services growth offset voice declines, hints at M&A possibilities

FairPoint is seeing its investment in Ethernet services continue to become a key revenue driver to offset ongoing voice service and legacy data services declines, a trend that continued into the third quarter.

EarthLink's Alterman: It's important to protect our lit fiber business

EarthLink is seeing growing interest from a host of carriers and enterprises for its transport services, including dark fiber, but it does not want to enable one of its service provider competitors either.

Colorado communities band together to eliminate municipal broadband restrictions

A group of 26 Colorado communities, including 17 counties, will vote on an initiative to overturn a 10-year old law that restricts local municipalities from building their own broadband networks.

Despite Comcast, DirecTV, Dish moves, pay-TV industry slow to move on 4K opportunity

Despite a number of product debuts by some of the largest pay-TV providers, including DirecTV, Comcast and Dish Network, the overall industry has yet to fully embrace 4K services.

Cox brings 1 Gbps service to select Providence, RI properties

Cox Communications has set Providence, R.I., as the next stop on its 1 Gbps adventure, announcing that it will offer its Gigablast service to residential customers a number of the city's downtown properties.

Lumos' small cell exposure is limited, but CEO Biltz says opportunities ahead in 2016

Lumos Networks may not be seeing a large amount of small cell backhaul opportunities today, but the service provider's ongoing fiber investments will allow it to capitalize on them as wireless operators build out facilities in the territories it serves, its CEO said during the company's third-quarter earnings call.

Zayo's Las Vegas data center gains another 10K square feet as customer demand grows

zColo, the data center and colocation arm of Zayo, is enhancing its Las Vegas data center with the addition of about 10,000 new square feet. Set to be available later this month, this center will now have 28,000 square feet of total billable space.

Frontier snags 27K new broadband subscribers, but sees 3Q seasonal churn rise

Frontier may be seeing its broadband base continue to grow, but the service provider saw churn rise during the third quarter due to seasonal trends and customers dropping voice services and moving out of territory.

PEG Bandwidth: Content owners, cable operators are driving demand for 100G in Tier 2 and 3 markets

PEG Bandwidth has found that demand for its fiber-based higher speed services, including its 100G service, to wholesale and business customers in Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets is being driven by the sheer demand for new bandwidth.

Verizon says Windstream, Incompas want to shift special construction costs to incumbent carriers

Verizon is speaking out against claims made by Windstream and competitive industry forum Incompas that the special construction practices and charges to deliver DS1 services to its retail and wholesale customers aren't consistent across its customer segments.