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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

NextGen Telecom Services to help build Maine Fiber Co.'s Three Ring Binder network

Now that Maine Fiber Company has overcome legal challenges by the area's dominant service provider FairPoint Communications (Other OTC: FRCMQ.PK) for its Three Ring Binder middle mile network, it has

LUS Fiber wins court challenge against NCTC suit

LUS Fiber struck another point last week for municipal service providers when a U.S. District Court judge threw out a suit filed by the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) to block the

America Movil to make a bid on Telekom Srbija stake

America Movil (NYSE: AMX) has set its sights on getting a piece of the Serbian telecom market. Carlos Slim's service provider conglomerate, reports TeleGeography, has filed tender documentation for a

Encouraging broadband adoption: Should the government be involved?

Is it the role of government to encourage Americans to have broadband access to the Internet? I think not. The broadband adoption rate in the US is about 65 percent, although about 92 percent could

Zayo realigns management team at Zayo Bandwidth, zColo units

Following the recent departure of John Scarano, Zayo Group's co-founder and President and CEO of Zayo bandwidth unit, the service provider is making some changes within its Zayo Bandwidth and zColo

Juniper enhances online video play with Blackwave acquisition

Juniper (NYSE: JNPR) is a believer in online video and to prove it, the vendor is now buying the intellectual property assets of Blackwave, an Internet video storage and delivery infrastructure

Australia's National Broadband Network plan clears political hurdle

Australia's $35 billion National Broadband Network took another turn this week as the country's Prime Minister Julia Gillard agreed to release the NBN Co. business plan, reports Reuters. Gillard said

Digital pay TV subscribers drop again in Q3; Verizon, AT&T only bright spots

The third quarter of 2010 was another gloomy one for digital pay-TV operators, who saw new subscriber numbers decline for the second quarter in a row, Strategy Analytics reports in a new study. The

FCC pushes possible net neutrality vote to Dec. 21

After receiving a letter from Republican lawmakers that it would be a mistake to vote too soon on rules regarding net neutrality, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski delayed a meeting where the

Allied Fiber secures funding for first phase of dark fiber network

Allied Fiber has secured funding arrangements for the first phase of its ambitious nationwide, carrier neutral dark fiber network that's designed to provide wholesale services to both wireline and

Report: U.S. telcos mull $400 million investment in Honduras' Hondutel

Honduras' dominant telco Hondutel may be getting a helping hand from a number of unnamed U.S.-based telecom companies, reports TeleGeography. Citing an unconfirmed report from Honduran news journal