Verizon Communications is handling about 300,000 conversions from copper to fiber per year but it still has about 1 million homes left to convert to fiber before it wraps up its entire conversion plan that it has been working on for three years, said a top company executive today.
tw telecom, which is being acquired by Level 3 Communications, is expanding its Ethernet network to Philadelphia, giving local businesses access to the company's business Ethernet and intelligent network services.
A new study for the Mercatus Center at George Washington University compared broadband costs around the world and found that Americans actually enjoy lower entry-level broadband connectivity costs when compared to the rest of the world.
Cable MSO Suddenlink is investing $250 million to upgrade its network and make 1-Gig service available to its customers in its 16-state footprint that includes Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.
AT&T is launching its GigaPower network in Miami, giving residential and small business customers access to symmetrical broadband speeds of up to 1-gigabit per second. The Miami launch is part of the company's GigaPower initiative that it launched late last year in which it promised to deliver its ultra-fast fiber service to up to 100 cities across 25 markets nationwide.
Thinking Phone Networks has acquired Whaleback Managed Services, bolstering its status in the emerging Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market.
AT&T is upgrading existing fiber to the premises (FTTP) network users in Austin, Texas, to 1 Gbps, joining cable overbuilder Grande Communications as the second provider to support such speeds.
The submarine cable industry just gained another new player as six major service providers have formed a consortium to build and operate a new trans-Pacific cable system to be called "FASTER," with NEC Corporation as the system supplier.
Now that the second-quarter 2014 earnings season is complete, FierceWireless is grading how the top U.S. wireless operators performed.
Openreach, BT's access network unit, is inviting its service provider customers to participate in a trial where a drop card will be left by engineers asking for feedback from residential customers.
Telus continues to see strong adoption of its TV and broadband services, adding 23,000 Telus TV subscribers and 15,000 high-speed Internet customers during the second quarter.
XO Communications is giving its business customers more options to connect to Amazon Web Services' (AWS) cloud computing platform by serving up network connections at speeds ranging from 50 to 500 Mbps.
Bell Canada, an operating subsidiary of BCE Inc., reported that its Bell Fibe TV subscriber base totaled 580,643 at the end of the second quarter, up 67.7 percent from the same period a year ago.
OneNeck IT Solutions, a TDS subsidiary, has added 6,000 square feet of data center space in its Tier III-certified Eden Prairie, Minn., facility, one of the fastest growing business marketplaces in the Twin Cities metro area.
NTT Communications is giving its global carrier and enterprise customers yet another path to store their data and enhance their cloud ambitions by extending its IP network into RagingWire's data center facilities in Ashburn, Va., and Sacramento, Calif.
Lumos Networks continued to make progress with its fiber to the cell (FTTC) buildout strategy in the second quarter, connecting 673 wireless cell sites, up 40 sequentially, which represents about a 45 percent year-over-year increase in total FTTC sites.
Sprint's failed attempt to acquire fellow wireless operator T-Mobile US and the departure of Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has been the talk of the town in the wireless world this week.
Cincinnati Bell and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have put together a tentative agreement on a new 27-month labor contract representing 850 wireline workers in the union's District 4 region.
Cincinnati Bell's Fioptics success continued into the second quarter as revenues jumped 45 percent year-over-year to $34 million.
Windstream reported that enterprise and small-business service revenue was $749 million in the second quarter, a slight increase sequentially from $748 million in the first quarter.