Indie telcos continue to rely on access revenue

A new report by the Telergee Alliance revealed that a strong number of independent telcos continue to rely on access revenues that are collected from other service providers connecting calls to and

Vivendi nearing sale of stake in NBC Universal

It appears that General Electric is one step closer to getting out of the entertainment business as the conglomerate is in talks with Vivendi SA to determine what European company should get for its

Windstream extends 'Lifetime Price Guarantee' to business customers

Windstream is giving its business customers the same price and service commitment its providing for its residential customers with its 'Lifetime Price Guarantee' voice/data offering. Unlike typical

Nokia, Siemens search for exit out of NSN venture

Nokia Siemens Networks may have sounded like a great idea when it was officially formed in 2007, but reports indicate that both Siemens and Nokia are looking for a way out of the venture. A person

FCC wants more input on broadband usage

As it continues to develop its National Broadband Plan (NBP) due to Congress in February, the FCC wants public input on a study conducted by Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and

IEEE to plug approval for 1901 HomePlug standard

HomePlug powerline networking advocates rejoice: the IEEE is joining the ITA and ITU in approving a new version of the home networking standard that leverages a home's inside power wires. Under the

Verizon goes for the 'quad play' jugular

Verizon Communications' CEO Ivan Seidenberg may not be worried about landline loss anymore, but the launch of its "quad play" wireless/wireline bundle shows that the service provider is going to do

Cable's cashing in on wireless backhaul

With a strong mix of HFC and even fiber going into its residential and business customer sites, it's not hard to imagine that cable MSOs are already major purveyors of wholesale wireless backhaul

Nortel sets official date for Ethernet asset auction

With the blessing of Delaware and Ontario bankruptcy courts in tow, Nortel will move ahead with the planned auction of its Metro Ethernet Network (MEN) division on November 13. Bankruptcy courts in

Six high tech investors face insider trading charges

Well, it looks like former Qwest leader Joe Nacchio is not the only one to be brought to justice for profiting from insider trading. Now, federal prosecutors have brought charges against hedge fund

AT&T Q3 '09: Wireline revenues to take another hit

A preview of AT&T's Q3 earnings set to be announced this week doesn't offer many surprises. While AT&T expects positive gains on the wireless side buoyed by strong sales of the iPhone, a

Charter's one step closer to getting out of bankruptcy

After filing to extend its Chapter 11 filing last week, a judge presiding over the case said he will approve the Charter Communications' reorganization plan paving the way for the MSO to come out of

iBasis dismisses KPN's revised buyout offer

KPN continues to up its price for its remaining stake in iBasis, but once again the Burlington, Mass. service provider has rejected the Dutch operator's unsolicited offer of $2.25 per share in cash

Google sees Q3 09 revenue jump

Amidst an ongoing fight with AT&T and FCC over blocking certain calls on its voice service, Google is on the right financial track. Bucking the ongoing economic downturn, the search engine

Cox completes upstream Internet congestion test

Instead of lashing out at competitors, Cox is taking steps towards working with the and its FCC's net neutrality drive as it finishes up an eight-month bandwidth management test in its

Nokia Siemens Networks' losses continue in Q3

Not much has changed between Q2 and Q3 2009 earnings at Nokia Siemens Networks. Even if the service provider capital spending freeze is starting to thaw, Nokia Siemens Networks does not appear to be

Massachusetts government backs three public broadband projects

In Massachusetts the drive for broadband stimulus funding is not being sought by private telcos but rather by towns and cities. Governor Deval Patrick's office is backing three public broadband

FairPoint completes first phase of FTTN rollout

Given all of its financial and operational troubles, it's hard to imagine anything positive coming out of FairPoint Communications' New England territories. But this week the company hit a milestone

AT&T comes to blows with Google again

In the latest installment of AT&T's ongoing battle with Google, Ma Bell is now accusing the Internet search engine operator of blocking calls to of all places Benedictine nuns, a campaign office

Will Supercomm be stimulating?

Supercomm 2009 is less than one week away. The show will be held Oct. 21-23 in Chicago, and as a Chicagoan I am pleased to inform you that we are expecting a fall heat wave next week. That means