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Australian alliance proposes new version of National Broadband Plan

With approval for a National Broadband Plan being punted around by Australia's ruling body like a muddy football, a group of network and Internet companies have taken matters into their own hands and

Telmex to up Mexico's broadband speeds to stay competitive with cable

With Carlos Slim's consolidation of his Telmex Internacional (NYSE: TII) and America Movil (NYSE: AMX) holdings now complete, Telmex is going to turn its attention to upgrading its wireline broadband

Frontier commits $40 million to improve Illinois' broadband reach

Frontier (NYSE: FTR) has made Illinois its latest broadband investment target with plans to commit over $40 million to expand service in the state over the next year. Maggie Wilderotter, CEO and

Rumor mill: AT&T could move to acquire C&W Worldwide

AT&T (NYSE: T) is hungry to expand its international presence and a new rumor has emerged that Cable & Wireless Worldwide, which was spun out of its parent in March, could help it achieve

Megapath, Covad, Speakeasy complete 3-part merger

With the completion of their previously announced merger, the newly combined trio of MegaPath, Covad and Speakeasy will create yet another new category for the SMB and wholesale telecom segment--the

VSG: Orange Business Services tops global Ethernet service charts

Vertical Systems Group mid-2010 global provider Ethernet Leaderboard results illustrated that the demand for global Business Ethernet services was solid in the first six months of 2010. Similar to

Pac-West Telecomm expands voice origination service footprint

Pac-West Telecomm, a wholesale provider to traditional carriers and competitive service providers, has expanded the footprint of its voice origination (Dial Access) service. Offering U.S. access to

AT&T wraps up sale of Japan outsourcing operations to IIJI

AT&T (NYSE: T) has put its sale of its domestic Japanese outsourcing services operations to Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJI) (Nasdaq: IIJI) to bed. The deal, which was originally announced

Sonus gets invited to 360networks' IP voice network migration party

360networks has found that Sonus Networks' NBS-9000 Network Border Switch is the right transition platform for its IP voice network. The wholesale network provider, which provides a mix of Private

SingTel lays out FTTH service pricing

Starting this month, Singapore's broadband consumers will be able to access SingTel's new Fiber to the Home service with an aggressive price plan and of course higher speeds in a market typically

Canada's CRTC mandates carriers open their last mile fiber to competitors

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Canada's telecom regulator, has laid the groundwork of a new open access last mile network environment. Under the CRTC mandate,

Sprint scales up Partner Interexchange Network with its termination-only service

Sprint Wholesale's (NYSE: S) Partner Interexchange Network (PIN), a service that provides business-to-business wholesale exchange of voice traffic to any kind of service provider (MSOs, ILECs, CLECs,

Telecom consumers dislike foreign customer care

U.S.-based service providers may be improving their bottom line by outsourcing their customer care capabilities offshore, but it comes with the cost of lower customer satisfaction. According to CFI

Ridgemont Equity Partners buys big piece of United Private Networks

United Private Networks (UPN), a Midwest-based regional fiber-based provider, has decided to put its trust in a larger partner Ridgemont Equity Partners which will acquire a majority stake in the

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tw telecom wins multi-year voice, data contract from Andrews Air Force Base

tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) can now put another public sector customer into the win column as the U.S. Air Force will leverage the competitive provider's local voice and Internet services at Andrews

Moving beyond the gridlock: FCC should seek compromise in net neutrality debate

Impossible to miss, headlines highlighting the debate over so-called "net neutrality" have splashed across newspapers around the country for months. While ensuring "a free and open Internet" is a

Frontier pledges improving service, expanding broadband in Ohio

With Frontier's (NYSE: FTR) integration of the rural phone lines it acquired from Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) in 14 states moving along, the service provider is now turning its attention to Ohio. Speaking

Verizon battles cable with 10, 15 Mbps DSL speed tiers

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) continues to be set on saving its DSL face and its latest 10-15/1 Mbps service for consumers and business users is a testament to that commitment. Initially offered to over four

Nortel puts multiservice switch unit on the auction block

Does anyone remember when Nortel snapped up multi-service switch provider Shasta Networks in the late 1990s? Well, now Nortel Networks is going to sell its Multiservice Switch (MSS) unit, to PSP