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Frontier says West Va. Verizon's phone line cutover is on track

When Frontier (NYSE: FTR) officially takes the reins of Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) landline operations in the 14 states it acquired on July 1, the service provider said that its West Va. system, the first

Intellifiber opens up Chicago to Washington D.C. low latency network route

Intellifiber Networks may have taken a careful approach to establishing its own low latency network offerings, but now the competitive carrier is about to open its second route for the financial

G.hn standard gets ITU-T's blessing

G.hn, the catch all no-new-wires home networking standard that can accommodate copper wire, coax, and powerlines, reached a big milestone as the ITU gave their final approval of the standard. Each of

Carlos Slim's telecom consolidation dream is within reach

Carlos Slim's move to consolidate his wireless and wireline holdings inched one more step toward reality as America Movil (NasdaqGS: AMOV) completed its tender offers for Telmex Internacional (NYSE:

FairPoint asks Vermont to ease up regulations

As FairPoint gets ready to come out of bankruptcy, the ILEC is asking Vermont to reduce regulatory obligations it has placed on the telco. Mike Smith, who was appointed as FairPoint's President of

Key criteria for winning hosted PBX business

Enterprises of all sizes are actively interested in hosted voice services, contrary to the old paradigm that hosted services are suited best for smaller companies. However, to successfully capture

Tellabs maintains status at AT&T

Tellabs (NasdaqGS: TLAB) says that its relationship as a key supplier to AT&T (NYSE: T) is alive and well despite a report this week that the vendor could be replaced by Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO).

Big Three indie telcos strive for identity

Independent ILECs are in a state of transition. Unlike their larger RBOC counterparts that have battled dwindling traditional PSTN subscribership by expanding their wireless and, more recently, TV

Week in Research: Demand for interconnects drives growth in wholesale carrier Ethernet

Wholesale carrier Ethernet services are set to expand as demand for Ethernet interconnects grows, particularly from wireless carriers, Frost & Sullivan predicts in its latest report. The

Speakeasy joins forces with MegaPath and Covad

Speakeasy has decided that the best path is one where it becomes part of two larger companies by agreeing to merge its business with Covad and MegaPath. The three companies say they are creating what

Sprint serves up its IPv6 migration strategy

With the completion of the first phase of its IPv6 deployment, Sprint (NYSE: S) hopes it can take the IPv6 migration worry out of its business and wholesale customer's hands. To help customers bridge

Televisa-led consortium wins fiber network lease

Move over Carlos Slim, you and your Telmex monopoly have company. A consortium led by Grupo Televisa SAB with partners Megacable (Mexico: MEGACPO.MX) and Telefonica SA (NYSE: TEF), won a 20-year

Zayo deepens its fiber to the cell tower footprint

Major wireless operators' (AT&T Mobility, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless) drive to expand their respective 3G and upcoming 4G LTE and WiMAX network deployments has created a new market

tw telecom veteran Tony Thakur finds new home at CENX

tw telecom (NasdaqGS: TWTC) veteran Tony Thakur has decided to hand in his keys and take on a new position at Ethernet exchange provider CENX as the company's new Vice President, Engineering and

Alcatel-Lucent sees the 100 Gbps optical light

Ciena's early lead (NASDAQ: CIEN) in next-gen Coherent optical technology is facing a challenger in Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) and its new Coherent 100 Gbps optical card. Alcatel-Lucent's DWDM 100

Credibility gap could stall investment if FCC's 'third way' implemented

Financial markets won't put money into a heavily regulated broadband market, and Title I needs to remain in place, says a new report focusing on the FCC's "third way" proposal put forward by chairman

West Va. puts statewide broadband network in motion

One lucky West Va. county will soon be able to tap into the capabilities of a new statewide hybrid microwave/fiber-based network. Although West Va.'s Commerce Secretary Kelly Goes would not reveal

Ciena narrows Q2 losses, but misses revenue targets

Ciena (NASDAQ: CIEN) appears to be reaping the benefits of new service provider spending as the economic freeze starts to thaw out in Q2. And while Ciena's stock had been down due to challenging

Comcast, Google and Verizon create network management advisory group

Network management may be a cornerstone issue of the FCC's net neutrality drive, so it should not be that surprising that a group of representatives from the cable, telco and vendor community have

BT workers reject new pay raise offer

BT's (NYSE: BT) hope to peacefully settle its pay raise dispute hit another roadblock yesterday when members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) did not accept a revised pay increase. As a