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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).

Could the Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent deal drive Ericsson to broaden its portfolio with a Ciena, Infinera or Juniper buy?

Nokia has set off a new wave of consolidation in the telecom equipment market, reaching a deal to acquire Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion. That move is now fueling speculation that Ericsson will make a similar move to round out its portfolio with more wireline capabilities by making a run for either Ciena, Infinera or Juniper.

Google Fiber says TV service is essential to compete in the broadband game

ORLANDO, Fla.--Google Fiber may have a tight focus on providing a symmetrical 1 Gbps broadband experience for the cities it has targeted for fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP), but the service provider knows that having a compelling TV offering is just as important.

Ethernet Access Device market growth to be driven by fiber deployments, says Infonetics

The Ethernet Access Device (EAD) market may have declined 3.5 percent to $925 million in 2014 due to ongoing declines in Ethernet over TDM bonded circuits (EoTDM), but Infonetics says that ongoing deployments of fiber to more buildings will help fuel future growth of fiber EADs.

Nokia's $16.6B bid for Alcatel-Lucent puts company back into the wireline game

Nokia announced today that it will purchase Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) for $16.6 billion. The deal will reestablish the European vendor's presence in the wireline space, an area that it largely left behind in recent years to solely focus on wireless.

Global Capacity addresses growing cloud needs with fiber ring in Dallas

ORLANDO, Fla.--Global Capacity has responded to its Dallas customers' needs for more cloud connectivity options between data centers by lighting its own fiber ring in the city.

Sprint's Draper: Access to competitive wholesale backhaul will drive wireless network growth, services

ORLANDO, Fla.--Sprint may be in the midst of aggressively expanding its wireless network with plans to potentially deploy 20,000 cell sites and repurposing existing sites, but all of those efforts will require a robust backhaul network that today in some markets is often limited to just a few wireline operators.

AT&T, Cisco say security remains key concern in Internet of Things

ORLANDO, Fla.--If a recent Goldman Sachs forecast that there will be 28 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020 comes true, AT&T and other service providers enabling these connections will have a large security challenge on their hands.

Take a photo tour of CableLabs to see the future of cable

CableLabs' customers need to know whether technologies like virtual reality or devices for Internet of Things applications have a role in the future of the cable business so these products are first developed and tested at CableLabs. See this photo tour of Louisville, Colo.-based CableLabs. 

AT&T to battle Comcast, Google Fiber with 1-Gig service in Atlanta

AT&T is taking on Google Fiber and Comcast's new 2-Gig offering with the launch of its fiber-based 1-Gig GigaPower service in parts of Atlanta. AT&T said it will offer GigaPower and a new Wi-Fi residential gateway to areas of Atlanta, Decatur, Sandy Springs and Newnan starting at $120 per month.

Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent confirm merger talks

Nokia confirmed reports that it is in advanced talks to purchase rival Alcatel-Lucent. The combined company would create a telecom power player better equipped to compete with market leader Ericsson and Chinese rivals Huawei and ZTE.

EarthLink targets social media companies with 500G, Terabit wholesale service

ORLANDO, Fla.--EarthLink is seeing potential to target an emerging set of content company wholesale customers with its managed transport service. The managed transport service will allow customers to build and manage customer networks in increments of 500 Gbps, with the ability to scale up to multiple Terabits as demand dictates.

Global Capacity extends wholesale MPLS VPN service across 9.6M locations

Global Capacity is wasting no time making use out of the wholesale assets it purchased from MegaPath last fall, announcing that it is now offering MPLS VPN service through its One Marketplace network backbone.

Senator Nelson: We can't put a straightjacket on the FCC

ORLANDO, Fla.--U.S. Senator (D-Fla.) Bill Nelson said that one of the key challenges for the telecom industry is that the government needs to give the industry's key regulator, the FCC, flexibility to adapt as new applications and service segments emerge.