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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

Home Grid Forum, Broadband Forum to collaborate on G.hn interoperability

It has been only days since the ITU officially accepted the G.hn home networking standard, but now the HomeGrid Forum, a major advocate of the new standard, believes that by partnering with The

AT&T responds to Nevada's low cost telecom needs

When the state of Nevada went out looking for its telecom service needs, it had one thing on its mind: how can the provider we pick save us money? Well, Nevada found that answer in AT&T (NYSE:

T-Systems, Alcatel-Lucent bring 100 Gbps to German R&E community

Alcatel-Lucent has found yet another market for its 100 Gbps systems: research and education. T-Systems will leverage Alcatel-Lucent's Alcatel-Lucent's High Leverage NetworkTM (HLN) architecture to

AT&T shuts down DSL metered billing experiment

AT&T's (NYSE: T) apparent decision to end its DSL metered billing trial in both Reno, Nev. and Beaumont, Texas is perhaps the service provider's realization that caps, even for non-power users,

New and improved mobile edition of FierceTelecom!

As astute readers may have noticed, smartphone apps are changing the way people get the information. With that in mind, we've updated our own FierceMarkets mobile app to work on new platforms -

Shirley Bloomfield returns to NTCA as new CEO

The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) did not have to look too far for their new CEO. Instead, they turned to NTCA veteran Shirley Bloomfield, who is rejoining the

France Telecom gets permission to launch quad-play offering

France Telecom will now be able to sell quad-play service packages as French regulator Autorite de la Concurrence lifted a previous ban on the former telecom monopoly. Regulators placed the

BT makes an Olympic FTTC effort ahead of 2012 Games

Just in time for the London 2012 Olympic games, BT (NYSE: BT) plans to now make its Fiber to the Curb (FTTC)-based services available to an additional 114 London telephone exchanges. Under this

Frontier puts ADTRAN to work for its broadband expansion plans

Just as Frontier (NYSE: FTR) prepares to flip the switch over to its own systems on the telephone lines it bought from Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), the service provider appears to be keeping to