The U.S. Supreme Court has effectively ended Verizon's fight with the IRS to avoid paying $51 million in taxes for an obsolete service connected to dial-up modems.
Regulations dating back to when phone companies had a monopoly on voice services are outdated and need to be revised because they impede investments in high-speed broadband networks, among other things. That's the gist of a petition trade group USTelecom filed with the FCC in which it noted that regulations imposed on telcos are archaic in a new era of telecommunications competition.
Cox Communications has beaten CenturyLink to the punch by officially launching 1 Gbps service for residential customers in Phoenix. CenturyLink had previously launched 1-Gig service to 16 cities, including Phoenix, in August.
The U.S. Commerce Department's inspector general has asked West Virginia officials to turn over invoices and thousands of documents pertaining to how Frontier Communications used federal stimulus funds in connection with a $42 million fiber optic network built in that state.
DALLAS—FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, like his commission colleagues, is a champion of the IP transition and the capabilities it will bring to service providers but wants to ensure it does not affect competition.
Alaskan telecom provider GCI plans to offer 1 Gbps Internet to Fairbanks customers by 2016, making Fairbanks the third community in Alaska where GCI has promised to deliver faster Internet speeds. GCI previously announced plans for 1 Gbps service in Juneau and Anchorage.
With much of the large-scale wireless backhaul networks built out to accommodate the growing 4G LTE service base, the question is: What's the next frontier for wholesale providers?
The West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) has essentially washed its hands of an ongoing dispute between Frontier Communications and Citynet. The PSC sent the case to an administrative law judge, who is expected to deliver an opinion by April 3, 2015.
The National Advertising Division (NAD) wants CenturyLink to modify the way it compares its Internet speeds with those offered by Comcast.
Redbox Instant by Verizon, the joint venture that attempted to meld online video content with disc rentals, will deliver its last video rental by the end of Oct. 7, the joint venture confirmed in a terse Web post.
DALLAS—Tower Cloud has enhanced its product portfolio outside of being just a wireless backhaul-centric provider by serving up a new line of Ethernet Private Line services for enterprise customers.
DALLAS—Global Capacity is enhancing its effort to extend services into harder to reach rural areas by establishing a new arrangement with INDATEL, a middle mile network consortium that provides fiber-based Ethernet services in Tier 2 and 3 markets.
Worldwide service provider capex is set to grow about 3 percent in 2014, but new research from the Dell'Oro Group reveals that a number of issues will drive a $6 billion decline in 2015.
Adtran gave a preview of its third-quarter 2014 earnings, announcing that revenue should be in the $162 million to $163 million range, but results will be impacted by slowness in its European and enterprise service lines.
WOW! Business has put another element into its IP network expansion, announcing that it has deployed Alcatel-Lucent's 7750 Service Router across the Midwest and Southeastern areas it serves.
Frontier Communications cleared what is one of the final key hurdles in completing its $2 billion acquisition of AT&T's Connecticut operations when the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) approved the deal, reports The Hartford Courant.
TDS Telecom has partially completed a portion of its broadband stimulus-funded project in Michigan's U.P.--around Bois Blanc Island--extending broadband service to some residential and business customers.
Verizon Communications has tapped marketing guru Diego Scotti for its newly created chief marketing officer (CMO) role.
Windstream may be one of the lone holdouts in the telco TV race, choosing to resell Dish Network satellite TV services, but the advent of its Kinetic video service shows that it wants a piece of this growing segment.
While and LTE Advanced networks are still being rolled out, there's already a call to see what the 5G network will look like.