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Spread Networks establishes low-latency presence in Equinix's New York IBX

Spread Networks is bringing its low-latency fiber Metropolitan Dark Fiber Network to Equinix's (Nasdaq: EQIX) New York (NY4) International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Secaucus, N.J. Having

Verizon takes covers off its home monitoring service

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) finally revealed that it will soon launch a trial of its long-awaited home energy and security service during the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Home Monitoring and

FairPoint realigns restructuring plan, hearing scheduled for Jan. 13

FairPoint (Other OTC: FRCMQ.PK) may finally be seeing light at the end of the tunnel of its long Chapter 11 journey as a hearing has been set on its debt restructuring for Jan. 13, reports the

AT&T's China customer base increased 50 percent in 2010

AT&T (NYSE: T) has found a goldmine in China's business market where in 2010 alone it saw its customer base rise about 50 percent. But Ma Bell is not resting on her laurels. Working with China's

PAETEC names Clint Heiden SVP and President of National Accounts and Fiber Services

PAETEC (Nasdaq: PAET) has appointed Clint Heiden Senior VP and President of National Accounts and Fiber Services. Telecom veteran Clint Heiden will take on a senior leadership role at PAETEC.

PennREN awards $118.5M network construction contract to Quanta Services

Pennsylvania's middle mile network initiative PennREN has given Quanta Services, a Houston, Texas-based infrastructure firm a $118.5 million contract to design and implement its statewide fiber

Sprint introduces enterprise-grade cloud service

Sprint (NYSE: S) has struck a partnership with Smoothstone to provide a new suite of cloud-based voice services that will be packaged with its Mobile Integration services for enterprise customers.

China clarifies illegal VoIP stance

When China's Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced in December that it was going to crack down on illegal VoIP providers what followed was a lot of fear by VoIP industry watchers that

Vonage subscribers rise as provider sets sights on international service growth

What a difference two years has made for Vonage (NYSE: VG). Not only has the once-troubled service provider settled all of its outstanding lawsuits, but it reported this week it added 6,000 new lines

Week in Research: Broadband subscriptions pass 500 million; wholesale VoIP needs to get competitive

Broadband growth on target: The number of broadband subscriptions worldwide reached almost 509 million in the third quarter of 2010, the Broadband Forum announced in its Global Broadband and IPTV

Level 3's Crowe: Backhaul represents one of many opportunities for its fiber network

Wireless backhaul may represent a great opportunity for large wholesale carriers that have an abundance of metro-based fiber, but James Crowe, chief executive officer of Level 3 Communications

AboveNet establishes connection into Philadelphia Technology Park

AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT) is once again on the network buildout trail. This time the service provider is bringing its network connectivity to the data cent provider Philadelphia Technology Park. By

MegaPath targets SMBs with new symmetrical Ethernet service

MegaPath's new symmetrical 2x2 Ethernet service reflects the idea that if you're an SMB, you should have more choices to get more bandwidth than having to buy another expensive T1 circuit. Customers

TeleGeography: Skype rises while traditional long-distance revenues continue landslide

Skype maybe had initially been dismissed as a technologist hobbyist's toy, but its influence continues as traditional service provider long-distance voice traffic declines. According to a new report

NARUC names Vermont PSB member Burke as Telecom committee chair

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has appointed Vermont Public Service Board member John Burke as Chairman of the Association's Committee on Telecommunications. Set

Nebraska, Utah regulators bless CenturyLink-Qwest deal

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) got a double shot of approvals this week for its pending acquisition of Qwest (NYSE: Q) from both the Nebraska and the Utah Public Service Commission (PSC). The Nebraska PSC

Verizon's Seidenberg: Wireline growth driven by clouds, enterprise, and fiber-based services

With its landline voice business continuing to decline at a regular clip, Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) CEO and Chairman Ivan Seidenberg has made it a goal in 2011 to drive growth in its wireline business.

Lightower establishes fiber network agreement with NSTAR Communications

Lightower Fiber networks is once again moving to expand its metro fiber network presence by singing a long-term agreement to license all of NSTAR Communications remaining fiber network capacity.

Frontier to jack up FiOS video prices in Indiana, Oregon, Washington

If you're an existing Verizon (NYSE: VZ) FiOS customer that resides in an area of Indiana, Oregon, or Washington State that was part of Frontier's (NYSE: FTR) 14-state line acquisition, you're going

Qualcomm acquires Atheros for $3.2 billion to expand presence in WiFi market

Qualcomm is sharpening its WiFi edge by striking a deal to acquire WiFi silicon vendor Atheros for $3.2 billion, or $45 per share. Through this acquisition, Qualcomm not only gains Atheros' WiFi