FCC's Genachowski backs usage-based pricing in newly proposed net neutrality rules

In a move called "a victory for cable and telecommunications companies," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski included language supporting usage-based pricing by broadband providers and backed away from

CenturyLink sheds light on post Qwest acquisition structure

Keeping its promise to maintain a local presence and feel, CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) revealed that when it completes its merger with Qwest (NYSE: Q) it will operate six regional offices. The combined

Dell'Oro: VDSL shipments rose in Q3

VDSL vendors are clearly benefitting from the ongoing network build outs by major service providers AT&T (NYSE: T), BT (NYSE: BT) and Qwest (NYSE: Q) as third quarter DSL revenue saw the highest

Offerhaus takes CEO reins at iBasis

Leadership is shifting at KPN-owned voice provider iBasis as interim CEO John van Vianen has been replaced by Willem Offerhaus. Formerly Vice President of Sales for KPN subsidiary Getronics,

Windstream wraps up Hosted Solutions purchase

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) crossed off another box in its M&A checklist as it completes its all cash $310 million acquisition of Hosted Solutions from ABRY Partners. Financed through cash and

Lightower finishes up Lexent acquisition

With its acquisition of dark fiber provider Lexent Metro Connect complete, Lightower Fiber Networks in a single stroke enhances its fiber density and building access in both New York City and New

CSG Systems wraps up Intec Telecom acquisition

CSG Systems International (Nasdaq: CSGS) on Tuesday completed its $376 million acquisition of UK-based Intec Telecom Systems, a sign of further consolidation in the billing systems segment of the

Alcatel-Lucent's Verwaayen: Continued growth to come in 2011

Demand for upgraded networks and "the explosion of all things digital" were two of the main drivers of Alcatel-Lucent's (NYSE: ALU) growth in 2010, CEO Ben Verwaayen said in an interview with CNBC on

AT&T, BT strike telepresence connection pact

AT&T (NYSE: T) and BT (NYSE: BT) are both big believers in telepresence, but the two service providers believe that providing a seamless experience for their business customers will take a

Central Indiana Power, Hancock Telecom build fiber-based smart grid

There has been a lot of talk about how utilities and telecom providers can work together to build out a smart grid infrastructure, but Central Indiana Power (CIP) and Hancock Telecom are putting

China Unicom links into CENX's Ethernet exchange

China Unicom USA, a subsidiary of China Unicom, has found yet another expansion route for its Ethernet services by establishing a connection with carrier Ethernet exchange provider CENX. Already

tw telecom plows more fiber into Atlanta to keep up with business needs

In tw telecom's (NYSE: TWC-WI) eyes, fiber and Ethernet are one of those classic combinations that's resonated well with its business customer base in Atlanta. To meet what it says is a "strong

CoSentry enhances cloud services reach courtesy of Cox Business

CoSentry, a regional data center and cloud service provider, is going to boost the growth of its Secure Cloud Services network by adding Cox Business' fiber facilities into its mix. The Secure Cloud

Level 3 protests fees to deliver Netflix movies to Comcast customers

Level 3 Communications' (Nasdaq: LVLT) fight with Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) over having to pay the cable giant a fee to deliver movies to its residential customers adds yet another example of how

O3b Networks secures $1.2 billion for broadband satellite system

O3b Networks' ambitious goal to create a fiber-like satellite-based Internet targeting the emerging South American market got a lift this week as the service provider raised $1.2 billion in funding

CenturyLink-Qwest merger gets Arizona Corporate Commission's blessing

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and soon to be subsidiary Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) have received approval from the Arizona Corporate Commission (ACC) and the Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO)

Burlington Telecom lender CitiCapital to repossess its network equipment

Things aren't looking too good for municipal service provider Burlington Telecom as its primary lender CitiCapital will repossess the service provider's telecom equipment, shutting down service for

Savvis: 75% of enterprises will adopt cloud computing by 2015

Hosted managed service provider Savvis (Nasdaq: SVVS) is very bullish about the cloud computing opportunity. In a study it conducted with IDG and the CIO Custom Solutions Group, Savvis forecasts that

Report: Global wireline broadband to grow to 720 million users by 2015

Wireless broadband may offer great convenience to users, but wireline broadband continues to grow, argues Analysys Mason. On a global basis, the analyst firm forecasts that the total number of

AT&T gives U-verse TV subscribers access to HBO GO, MAX GO

AT&T (NYSE: T) believes that U-verse subscribers should be able to get all of their content, including premium paid content, wherever they are from any device. The service provider is continuing