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Broadband Forum: Americas see upswing in broadband subscriptions

Boosted by aggressive network deployments by major service providers, it was a stellar year for broadband and IPTV growth in the Americas region. According to the Broadband Forum's yearly broadband

Comcast puts the pedal to 100 Mbps metal in Minneapolis

Taking a page from its 50 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 rollout playbook, Comcast is targeting Minneapolis with a 100 Mbps Internet service. Initially targeted at businesses, Minneapolis was the first market where

Part 3 - Interview with Dave Pistacchio, President of Optimum Lightpath

FierceTelecom: With all of the fiber that Optimum Lightpath has put in the ground over the years, I have to ask how is the wholesale business doing these days? Pistacchio: That's an interesting

Part 2 - Interview with Dave Pistacchio, President of Optimum Lightpath

FierceTelecom: Are there specific markets segments where the need for Ethernet is ripe? Pistacchio: Health care has been consistent in terms of its use of telecom technology. Financial markets

FierceTelecom Leaders: Dave Pistacchio, President of Optimum Lightpath

Dave Pistacchio may only have been named President of Cablevision's business services subsidiary Optimum Lightpath at the end of May, but the 15-year Cablevision veteran says the new position really

Belgacom ICS ups ante of its wavelength service offerings

As Belgacom International Carrier Services (ICS) sees it, the carrier that can respond quickly to customer needs at the lowest cost wins. With that mandate in hand, the carrier's carrier is expanding

Atheros plugs into powerline networking with Intellon acquisition

WiFi silicon supplier Atheros Communications is picking up new powerline networking skills as it reached a deal to acquire Intellon. Under the terms of the agreement, Atheros will acquire the

Ashish Chowdhary to head Nokia Siemens' services unit

With the crown just fitted for Rajeev Suri's ascension to the CEO throne, Nokia Siemens Networks announced today that Ashish Chowdhary will now become the head of the company's profitable services

Actelis secures funding to expand European, North American ambitions

To fund ongoing Ethernet over Copper demand in both the European and U.S. markets, Actelis Networks announced it has completed a multi-million funding round with its major investors. Although the

TeliaSonera launches nationwide 100 Mbps access service

TeliaSonera is taking charge of the VDSL2 opportunity by launching what it says is the first 100 Mbps service in Finland. The Finnish telco will use the new network to offer the country's residential

AT&T invites Ericsson to preferred wireline suppliers club

Ericsson is fulfilling its North American wireline dreams as AT&T named the Swedish vendor as one of its main suppliers under its newly-created "Domain Supplier" Program. This development comes

FCC adds smart grid, teleworking to broadband shopping list

As the FCC works to draft its national broadband plan for the U.S. Congress, the agency wants to know how broadband can be leveraged for smart grid and teleworking. The FCC wants to know what the

FairPoint: NH consumer advocate says no more concessions

The Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont Public Utilities Commissions (PUC) will hold their first joint meeting in Derry, N.H. on Wednesday to discuss FairPoint Communications' ongoing operational issues

Is a video teleconferencing bubble emerging?

Cisco calls their video teleconferencing system "TelePresence," and it has the full backing of Cisco's chairman and CEO John Chambers, according to an article in the Aug. 29 issue of The Economist.

North Carolina seeks funds to build 'middle mile' network

North Carolina's Microelectronics Center of North Carolina (MCNC) application for $28.1 million in broadband funding shows that state and local governments want to take an active role in extending

Sprint Wholesale, Lightyear Network Solutions renew wholesale pact

Sprint may be better known for its 4G WiMAX wireless aspirations, but the IXC still operates a profitable wholesale services business. This success was on display this week when Sprint Wholesale

Ciena's Q3 earnings were down, but not completely out

Ciena's Q3 09 earnings were not stellar, but it appears the company's losses are leveling. The telecom vendor's third-quarter earnings, which it said were down due to service providers delaying

FairPoint's ongoing troubles reflected in second-quarter loss

FairPoint Communications just can't get a break. Not only has the ILEC been hampered by problems with the cutover of the New England lines it purchased from Verizon in February, but now debt

Verizon: COO Dennis Strigl to retire by end of 2009

Verizon's Chief Operating Officer Dennis Strigl announced this week that he will retire at the end of the year. His departure, the second major executive exit from the company this year, leaves the

Cablevision wants to spread WiFi into New York trains

Building off the success of the free WiFi access service it currently offers to subscribers throughout its metro New York footprint, it makes sense for Cablevision to target New York's Metropolitan