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FairPoint plots financial restructuring plan

With a raft of financial issues on its back, FairPoint Communications is trying to turn its financial fortunes around by entering into discussions with lenders to restructure its debt. As part of

Burlington Telecom wants to extend network throughout Vermont

There has always been acrimony between municipally-owned telecom networks and incumbent operators, and Vermont-based Burlington Telecom is no different. The Vermont-based municipal provider will face

CenturyLink puts Calix's GPON backhaul to the test

CenturyLink has been expanding its fiber-based mobile backhaul service capabilities diligently, and now it's furthering that effort by deploying Calix's latest GPON optical network terminals (ONT).

Cable programmers: Possible M&A targets

Although cable industry merger and acquisition activity has been in a relative holding pattern, a group of venture capitalist firms believe that cable program networks could see an uptick in M&A

AT&T strikes out at Google Voice

AT&T has sent a letter to the FCC alleging that Google's Google Voice service is violating call connection rules. In addition, AT&T believes that Google is also violating the FCC's "net

Pole position: Qwest has to pay to move Arizona phone lines

Sorry Qwest, but if we ask you to move your telephone lines in our city, you're going to have to pay to move them. The Arizona Court of Appeals took this position when Qwest sued Chandler, Ariz., for

California House member proposes discounted broadband service bill

As the FCC looks at revamping the current Universal Service Fund (USF), Representative Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), a member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and the Internet,

Texas Senator delays Net Neutrality protest

Cable companies and wireless operators aren't the only ones that are opposed to the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules. Joining the fight is Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) who said she will

Verizon to relocate fiber distribution hubs in Los Angeles

Verizon may be making progress with its West Coast Fiber to the Premise FiOS rollouts, but the fiber distribution boxes that are mounted on telephone poles to carry its data and TV services have come

Nokia Siemens Networks takes hybrid road to wireless backhaul

Nokia Siemens Networks is using this week's Carrier Ethernet World Congress (CEWC) in Berlin to unveil a wireless backhaul solution set that marries Carrier Ethernet Transport (CET) with microwave

Time Warner Cable brings DOCSIS 3.0 to the Big Apple

Move over Verizon FiOS, Time Warner Cable is here and like Cablevision, it also wants to challenge you with its 50 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 cable service. The new service, which the MSO is calling Time Warner

FCC's Levin wants more feedback for proposed broadband plan

Echoing comments he made in July about not being impressed with the initial feedback he got from the industry around the proposed broadband it has to submit to Congress in February, Blair Levin, the

Cablevision wants FCC program access rules changed

With the Net Neutrality and ownership caps coming to a head, there just seems to be no end of bad blood between the FCC and the cable industry recently. On September 22, Cablevision appeared before

France Telecom dismisses TeliaSonera acquisition rumors

France Telecom has once again said that it is not interested in taking another stab at acquiring TeliaSonera. When news broke that the French telecom giant might buy the Nordic telco, TeliaSonera's

Net neutrality song remains the same

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski proposed two new rules to be added to the FCC's existing Net neutrality policy that would seek to (1) keep broadband service providers from blocking or degrading

Google: We're going to acquire one company a month

Google's CEO Eric Schmidt believes that the world's economic state is turning a corner and it's now time for his company to grow its workforce through acquisitions. Schmidt is so confident that the

TWC brings video to the SMB

If there's anything that cable operators such as Time Warner Cable can bring to the business market with minimal effort, it would be their bread and butter video service. Time Warner Cable's B2B unit

Verizon extends managed router service to SMBs

With its latest Managed Router Solution, Verizon Business SMB Solutions is responding to the idea that small to medium-sized business may not be the same size as a large enterprise, but their need

InfoVista enhances its mobile backhaul capabilities

Network management vendor InfoVista is pumping up its multi-vendor Ethernet backhaul offerings with a pre-integrated, off-the-shelf adapter with Alcatel-Lucent's 5620 Service Aware Manager. Now, the

Arris enhances DVR capabilities with Digeo acquisition

Looking to further expand its DVR and interactive video capabilities, Arris has reached an agreement to buy Digeo and its intellectual property portfolio for about $20 million. The acquisition of