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Levin proposes alternative broadband roll out proposal

Blair Levin may no longer be the FCC's broadband ruler, but he thinks he has a solution that will bring broadband access to 97 of America at a cost of only $10 billion over ten years. This plan's

Rumor mill: Cisco could launch residential TelePresence product

Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), in its typical over the top flair, revealed that it's going to debut a major new consumer product in October, and industry watchers believe it could be a consumer-grade

Taiwan regulator sets foundation for new Taiwan-China submarine cable

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) amendment of its wireline telecom industry regulations will help pave the way for Taiwan and China to build a submarine cable linking the two

Rural Utilities Service on track with broadband funding awards

The deadline to parse out its portion of broadband stimulus grants may be looming large, but the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is confident that it will get all of the money out to recipients

BT Global gains Cisco master UC specialization

BT continues to make progress in the U.S. market, and achieving Cisco's Master Unified Communications (UC) specialization is another indication that its efforts in the region are paying off. By

Equinix builds out Tokyo-based international business exchange data center

Equinix sees strong demand from its global IT and cloud service provider customers so it's plunking down $70 million to build out its third International Business Exchange (IBX) in Tokyo, Japan.

Verizon makes FiOS progress in New York City

Verizon may have decided to scale back its Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) deployments with a focus on existing markets where it has already deployed the technology, but in New York City the service

Orange Business, Cisco, EMC VMware strike cloud computing pact

Orange Business believes the best way to advance its cloud computing delivery vision will be through a united front so it's working with Cisco, EMC, and VMWare to form the Flexible 4 Business

Occam shareholder group rails against Calix's acquisition proposal

A deal is a deal right? Well, three of Occam Networks' shareholders that collectively hold a 19 percent stake in the last mile company believe they are being shortchanged by their acquirer Calix. The

AboveNet brings optical services to Virginia Tech

AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT) has been tapped by Virginia Tech to connect the university's data centers and research locations, including its new research institute in Arlington, Va. Built to deliver large

Kosovo government gets five suitors for its telecom provider

Five European service providers have put a bid to buy 75 percent stake in Kosovo's state-owned telecom service provider Kosovo telecom. Ahmet Shala, Kosovo's Minister of Economy and Finance, said in

FCC postpones November public meeting

Once again the FCC has decided to reschedule another public meeting due to what it says is a "scheduling issue" from Nov. 4 to Nov. 30. Although it's easy to speculate that the FCC wants more time to

Frontier appoints 3 territory division heads

Frontier (NYSE: FTR) continues to put more pieces of its regional executive leadership in place as it appoints three executives to oversee its Mid-State territory, Illinois, and Ohio regions. Heading

CSG Systems to acquire fellow BSS vendor Intec Telecom

CSG Systems (Nasdaq: CSGS) is bulking up its billing capabilities by crafting an agreement to acquire UK-based Business Support Systems (BSS) software vendor Intec Telecom for $372 million. Already

Deutsche Telekom's van Damme doesn't want KPN CEO post

Niek Jan van Damme, an executive member on Deutsche Telekom's (XETRA: DTE.DE) board, has no interest in becoming KPN's next leader when current CEO Ad Scheepbouwer leaves next July. Although Van

France Telecom, LION2 consortium to build Indian Ocean submarine cable

France Telecom (NYSE: FTE) is continuing its international growth drive with partners of the Lower Indian Ocean Network (LION2) consortium to construct a submarine cable in the Indian Ocean.

Ericsson snaps up Nortel's multi-service switching business

Ericsson (Nasdaq: ERIC) has put in the winning bid to buy Nortel's multi-service switching (MSS) business. With this acquisition, Ericsson will not only gain an already established product portfolio

Calix and Occam: A tale of two different, yet similar, vendors

Hungry to have more Ethernet in its diet, Calix plunked down $171 million last week to buy up last mile rival Occam Networks. Calix and Occam's Ethernet and overall approach to the market illustrate

Level 3's Storey: 100,000 new opportunities are within its network reach

Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT) wants to get back to 2 percent quarter over quarter growth and thinks it has a sound plan to bounce back after various quarters of disappointing results.

Week In Research: U.S. wireline equipment manufacturer revenues top $65 billion; 1 in 5 households globally now have broadband

Research and Markets routinely issues "the biggest" reports--this time it's two reports, one covering the size of the wireline carrier industry in the U.S., and the other detailing the 50 largest