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Frontier battles identity theft, fraud with new security service bundle

Frontier Communications' Frontier Secure unit is taking advantage of the 2015 tax season to appeal to consumers with its new Identity Security Bundle, which is designed to help fight identity theft and online fraud.

CenturyLink, IBM target big data, cloud services with software tech project in Louisiana

CenturyLink has established a partnership with IBM and the state of Louisiana to develop a new applications development innovation center in Monroe, La.

Charting emerging wireless technology leaders at Google, Verizon, Apple, Dish and others

Most people are aware of the contributions that CEOs like Tim Cook, Tom Wheeler, Randall Stephenson and John Legere are making to the wireless industry. But contributions of their up-and-coming staff also are driving innovation at their companies, and they will be the driving forces in years to come. Phil Goldstein, editor of FierceWireless, takes a look at seven innovators in this 2015 Emerging stars feature. Read the full report here.

AT&T challenges Google Fiber, Consolidated with 1 Gbps in the Kansas City area

AT&T made it official that Kansas City is the next stop in its ongoing fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) journey, putting it in direct competition with Google Fiber and Consolidated Communications for fiber-based broadband service.

Congress wants to permanently ban taxes on Internet

A group of bipartisan lawmakers moved to make a permanent ban on Internet service taxes.

Level 3, Carousel craft managed UC services pact

Level 3 has made another move to make itself a more valuable asset to business customers by striking a new partnership with communications specialist Carousel Industries where the pair will offer a host of managed and cloud-based services.

NCTA's Powell is ready to battle FCC's Title II proposal

Michael Powell, the president of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), says the group is ready to launch a legal challenge against the FCC over its Title II-based net neutrality proposal.

8X8 offers businesses new VoIP SLA guarantee

8X8 is giving its enterprise customers a reason to be more comfortable with deploying a VoIP service by offering a new Service Level Agreement (SLA) that it says can guarantee high levels of service availability and voice quality for calls conducted over the public Internet.

Municipal providers protest FCC's Title II net neutrality proposal

A group of 43 municipal broadband providers are asking the FCC to exempt them from being included with large incumbent telcos and wireless operators as being common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934.

Windstream taps Gunderman to lead REIT company

Windstream has appointed Kenny Gunderman to be president and CEO of the company's proposed real estate investment trust (REIT) spinoff, Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. (CS&L), marking what is a new era for the once rural-focused telco.

FCC's 25 Mbps broadband definition isn't dampening CenturyLink's investment plans

CenturyLink may be the third largest telco, but it is clearly taking a contrary view over its larger ILEC brothers AT&T and Verizon on the FCC's recent move to redefine broadband speeds to be a minimum of 25/3 Mbps.

Sonic lights 1 Gig service in six Northern California communities

Sonic, a competitive broadband service provider, is entering the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) game with plans to deliver service to residential customers in six Northern California communities, including Brentwood.

Cisco's Chambers expects service provider capex to decline in 2015

Cisco may have seen an uptick in its switching portfolio during its second-quarter earnings period, but CEO John Chambers foresees a challenging environment in the service provider market going forward.

Level 3 helps enterprises stay ahead of security threats with DDoS service

Level 3 Communications is enhancing its security portfolio with a new tool called the dedicated denial of service (DDoS) Mitigation Service that it says can help enterprises safeguard their critical data and systems.

Masergy brings managed cloud router service to business customers

Masergy has taken another step forward with its own software-defined networking (SDN) vision by making its Cloud Router generally available for its business customers.

AT&T, Verizon, Ericsson and others see value in SDN and NFV for wireless networks

The wireless industry's spotlight on moving to 5G is well documented, but many service providers and vendors like AT&T, Verizon and Ericsson are just as keen to take advantage of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

Centurylink's Post: We will deliver the broadband speeds we can afford

CenturyLink currently offers a mix of broadband services that scale from as low as 10 Mbps up to 1 Gbps in some markets, but the service provider says the FCC's move to define broadband as 25 Mbps will not impact future or investments in its last mile network.

TelecityGroup, Interxion to merge in effort to satisfy growing data center demands

TelecityGroup has reached a merger agreement with Interxion in an all-stock deal that will create a larger data center provider that can tackle the growing demand for cloud and colocation services.

America Movil's Brazil market makes up half of wireline RGUs in Q4

America Movil's ongoing movement into Brazil's telecom market continued to pay off in Q4 with the country contributing fully 46 percent of the carrier's total worldwide fixed line revenue generating units (RGUs).

Netflix's international ambitions stretch to Japan - and Cuba

Netflix is making good on its international expansion plans with the announcement that it will launch its service in Japan this fall.