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Another FairPoint flop: Some employee data missing

As if things weren't going badly enough for FairPoint Communications this year, the company admitted this week that a portable storage device containing some personal employee data has been

AT&T offers intra-enterprise CDN

AT&T is offering an enterprise-focused content delivery service that allows companies to create what amounts to an in-house content delivery network for storing and distributing content behind

AT&T profit, revenue slip in Q1

AT&T reported a drop in net income for the second straight quarter, as well as a slight decline in revenue, as the telco giant posted its first-quarter earnings report Wednesday. AT&T still

Florida legislature moves deregulation forward

The Florida Senate's General Government Appropriations Committee approved a version of a deregulation bill to get rid of state oversight of landline rates and customer service Monday in a 3-2 vote.

Ovum: Qwest tightens up for buying & selling

Qwest Communications is tightening ship to either acquire new assets or sell off existing ones, according to Ovum. Last week the company closed down a number of call centers and restructured its

France fights EU telecom bill provision

France is fighting a European Union (E.U.) telecommunications bill that would undermine a French law to cut off Internet service to illegal downloaders. The E.U. bill would create a new

PCCW: Judge calls buyout offer "outrageous"

A judge reviewing the PCCW private buyout has called a compensation plan for its chairman and a co-bidder "outrageous," Bloomberg reports. The offer of $0.58 a share by PCCW Chairman Richard Li and

Analysts weigh in on expected AT&T Q1 2009 results

AT&T is expected to report steady results for the first quarter of 2009 on Wednesday, but the announcement may be overshadowed by pension liabilities and the ever-shrinking base of wireline

Cinci Bell cutting White Pages in KY

Cincinnati Bell only has to provide White Pages directories in Kentucky to customers who request them says the state Public Service Commission (PSC). On Monday the PSC allowed the move after

The meter's not running... yet

The news that Time Warner Cable suspended plans to expand the practice of metered billing for Internet usage doesn't come as too much of a surprise, given the vast amount of criticism the plans

No apparent contract movement from AT&T, union

Most media reports from this weekend show no discernible movement toward a new contract agreement between AT&T and the Communications Workers of America union. A strike has been authorized, but

Oracle steps in as new Sun suitor

Enterprise software giant Oracle announced that it has agreed to acquire Sun Microsystems in a deal worth about $5.6 billion, excluding Sun's cash and debt--or about $7.4 billion with cash and debt.

Seidenberg sees enterprise expansion

Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg last week spoke to Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal on several subjects. While most of the telecom industry is busy analyzing his comments

Comcast, DirecTV fined for Do Not Call violations

The nation's largest cable TV provider and largest satellite TV provider each are being fined by the Federal Trade Commission for repeated violations of the Do Not Call list. Comcast agreed to a

U.S. CTO choice: Chopra

President Obama on Saturday finally announced his choice for the nation's first chief technology officer, and the name no doubt came as a surprise to many who had expected a marquee member from a

AT&T and CWA: Is no news good news this week?

After a weekend off for Easter, AT&T and CWA representatives went back to the bargaining table to work out a new contract. It's been pretty quiet this week on the rhetoric/PR front. Is no news

AT&T offers wage hikes to CWA, bargaining continues

AT&T spokesman Walt Sharp has shed some light on offers the telco is making in the ongoing negotiations with the CWA over wireline employees' contracts. Sharp told the Springfield News-Leader

Verizon sues John Does over CA AT&T cut cable

Legal fallout from the vandalism of four AT&T fiber optic cables around Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area continues. Verizon Wireless and Verizon California filed suit in Santa Clara

Time Warner Cable puts wider metered broadband billing implementation on the shelf

Late Thursday, Time Warner Cable said it was putting plans to roll out metered broadband billing for more markets on the shelf for now. Beaumont, Tex., remains the sole "test" market for metered

AT&T spending its way to deregulation in Florida, Tennessee

How much money is AT&T spending for getting landline deregulation bills in Florida and Tennessee? AT&T is reported to have 72 registered lobbyists in Florida working toward passage of a bill