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Verizon lets customers try FiOS on for size

Verizon's (NYSE:VZ) move to allow its customers to try FiOS for a month and not penalizing them if they switch is a realization that consumers want the freedom see what actually fits their own needs.

Windstream adds video to its lifetime price model

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), following the success of its dual-play voice and broadband offering, is extending a new triple-play lifetime guarantee offer to its subscriber base. Not having its own

Broadband metering: A misguided struggle for bandwidth control

After rumors percolated on consumer advocacy site Stop the Cap, AT&T (NYSE: T) finally made it official on Wednesday that they will formally end its DSL metering trial in its Beaufort, Texas and

FCC advances broadband reclassification vision

The FCC's vote yesterday to open up a discussion on reclassifying broadband as a Title II common-carrier service is likely going to ignite a long battle between the telecom regulator and the cable

KDL, Alpheus and Fibertech fiber networks are up for sale

Fiber glut? What fiber glut? Three regional fiber service providers founded during the dot-bomb era--KDL, Alpheus Communications, and Fibertech Networks--that helped create this glut, according to a

Week in Research: Cox Communications tops network reliability among SMBs

Network reliability is job one: Network reliability among data providers has improved markedly since 2009, a report from J.D. Power & Associates says. The average number of short duration outages

Verizon, Utilities Telecom Council collaborate on utility communications requirements

If the smart grid concept is ever to take off, utilities are going to need to seek out partners, and one of those partners will be the traditional telco. Such collaboration is now taking place as the

Level 3 simplifies SLAs for enterprise customers

Level 3 Communications' (NASDAQ: LVLT) enhanced service level agreements (SLAs) illustrate the idea that customer satisfaction will be the service provider's true competitive advantage. While

Canada: Lawmakers ask for clarity on foreign telecom ownership

As pressure grows to free up Canada's market to allow outside ownership of the country's service providers, Canada's lawmakers want the government to "clarify" current regulations that limit how much

Net neutrality regulation could cost jobs, argues study

Just in time for today's net neutrality meeting, a new joint report issued by the Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute at New York Law School and Entropy Economics theorizes that net

Qwest gets OMB approval for MTIPS security service

Qwest Government Services (NYSE: Q) is the latest service provider General Services Administration (GSA) Networx Universal contract holder to gain approval to offer Managed Trusted Internet Protocol

eircom schedules FTTH trial in Sandyford, Wexford town

Ireland's broadband eyes will be smiling even more next year when the country's former telecom monopoly eircom lights up its FTTH (fiber to the home) trial next year. Promising to deliver 150 Mbps of

Slim's America Movil shells out $2B to Telmex shareholders

Carlos Slim's wireless/wireline consolidation effort to fend off new competition dream came with a hefty price. The telecom magnate's wireless operator America Movil (NYSE: AMX) paid $2.12 billion to

BT to connect UK smart energy meters

BT (NYSE: BT) is taking charge of the UK government's smart meter mandate by securing an agreement to provide wireline Internet connectivity for 10,000 smart energy meters for IMServ, an energy

Frontier commits $310 million to West Va. network

West Virginia will not only be the first market Frontier (NYSE: FTR) will transfer onto its own systems from its purchase of Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) rural phone lines. The state will also be the target

Verizon makes move into the storage-as-a-service market

With its new cloud-based ‘storage-as-a-service' offering, Verizon Cloud Storage, Verizon Business (NYSE:VZ) is responding to the corporate user's need for a more efficient way to store and get

MoCA certifies 2.0 home networking specification

It's been a busy week for home networking standards. Following the ITU's approval of the G.hn home networking standard, the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) has ratified the MoCA 2.0

Telecom M&A rises up in 2010

After years of little or no activity, telecom mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is on the rise again. According to a Wall Street Journal blog post, telecommunications has actually surpassed

Detour on the road to universal broadband

These days it's increasingly difficult to find bipartisan agreement on core issues facing our nation. From health care to climate change to international tax reform, our country seems more polarized

ZTE becomes China Telecom's latest PON broker

China Telecom has added ZTE (Shenzhen: 000063.SZ) to its ongoing FTTH deployment strategy, awarding the vendor a $146 million PON equipment contract. Joining competitor Ericsson, the deployment of