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Cincinnati Bell's Fioptics jumps 39% to $37M on strong subscriber adds

Cincinnati Bell has taken a bet that fiber-based broadband should be its focus, one that continued to pay off in the third quarter as the demand for its Fioptics service suite totaled $37 million, up 39 percent year-over-year.

Google Fiber brings super-fast connection to Kansas City Starbucks

Google Fiber has equipped a Kansas City Starbucks coffee shop, located at the corner of 41st and Main Street, with a direct fiber connection to provide patrons with in-store Wi-Fi Internet access.

Windstream wants ILECs to price IP-based wholesale special access services fairly

Windstream is not opposed to AT&T or any traditional telco's migration from TDM to IP-based services, but it is calling for regulators to ensure that it and other competitors can get last-mile circuits for equivalent prices.

Smart light bulbs to reach quarter of a billion in shipments by 2020, says ABI Research

Connected LED or "smart" light bulbs may still be a developing market concept, with shipments totaling fewer than 2.5 million units in 2013, but a new ABI Research report reveals that a number of factors will help drive an increase in shipments.

Verizon extends business services agreement with JetBlue Airways

Verizon Enterprise has bolstered its business unit by expanding its relationship for five years with existing customer JetBlue Airways, giving the unit a much needed boost at a time when businesses are being conservative about spending money on communications infrastructure.

EarthLink narrows Q3 net loss to $2M, but business, residential declines continued

EarthLink may have reduced its net loss to $2 million year-over-year from $11.3 million, but the service provider reported that revenues dropped in both its consumer and business segments.

Sprint's new CEO open to selling wireline business

Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure reiterated during the third-quarter earnings call that the company is open to selling its struggling wireline assets, a move that would allow the company to focus exclusively on its wireless business.

Frontier's Q3 revenue decline eased by gains in residential, business

Frontier Communications' slight gains in residential and business service segments helped the service provider offset its overall revenue decline during the third quarter.

Huawei, China Telecom Fujian serve up optical transport SDN

Huawei, China Telecom Fujian (Fujian Telecom) and China Telecom Beijing Research Institute have teamed up to deliver a transport software-defineable network (T-SDN), which is focused on delivering private line bandwidth on demand (BoD) over a transport network.

Verizon beefs up in-home Wi-Fi with Quantum Gateway router

Verizon has responded to the burgeoning need for higher speed Wi-Fi home networking connections with the debut of its FiOS Quantum gateway, a device it claims can deliver up to 800 Mbps.

Envivio's Signes dishes on how multiscreen 2.0, 4K are part of the next generation of pay-TV delivery

Envivio, a multiscreen video software solutions provider, has its hand in various parts of the pay-TV ecosystem, including authentication, multiscreen 2.0 and 4K. Sue Marek, editor-in-chief of FierceCable, recently sat down with Envivio CEO Julien Signes at the company's newly opened office in Denver to talk about emerging trends in the pay-TV industry. Read more

Bell Aliant's 19,000 FibreOP gains ease local, LD pains

Bell Aliant continued on its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) expansion path, adding 19,000 new FibreOP customers during the quarter, bringing total FibreOP Internet customers to approximately 236,000 at the end of September 2014.

Shentel's fiber lease revenues rise 15.7% on strong wireless backhaul sales

Shentel continued to find gold in its fiber lease segment as revenues rose 15.7 percent year-over-year to $8.1 million, helping to offset declines in legacy voice and drive up overall wireline revenues.

Alcatel-Lucent completes sale of cybersecurity unit to Thales

Alcatel-Lucent has finalized the sale of its cybersecurity and security services business to Thales for an undisclosed amount, another move in its effort to shed non-core assets.

FCC's Wheeler proposes two-tier net neutrality plan for broadband services

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has put out the latest shot in the net neutrality issue, saying he is considering a "hybrid" approach for broadband access, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing people close to the chairman.

Magid: More consumers are streaming video

While it should come of no surprise, the advent of more broadband networks is enabling more consumers to access online video streaming services like Hulu and Netflix. According to Frank N. Magid Associates, 83 percent of U.S. TV watchers stream movies and TV shows, a figure that includes consumers who only use streaming occasionally. Read more

BT's fiscal Q2 consumer revenues rise 7% amidst declines in wholesale, global services

BT reported that its consumer segment was a bright spot in its second-quarter revenue mix, rising 7 percent to $1.68 billion due to higher broadband and TV revenue, helping to ease the pain of losses in wholesale and global services.

Level 3 wraps its acquisition of tw telecom, enhances domestic and global reach

Level 3 has completed its acquisition of tw telecom, creating a company that will have a deeper domestic and global footprint to serve multi-site businesses.

Equinix taps Juniper to enhance its cloud interconnection service

Equinix is enhancing its Cloud Exchange product, an interconnection solution that gives enterprise customers access to multiple cloud services and networks worldwide, by deploying Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge routers in 19 markets.

TDS Telecom's Q3 IPTV, managedIP results offset ongoing voice, wholesale declines

TDS Telecom is seeing its own IP transition efforts come alive as the telco reported that it grew TDS TV and commercial managedIP connection revenue, a factor that enabled it to ease the pain of ongoing voice and wholesale revenue declines.