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Verizon lights up European long-haul 100 Gbps backbone link

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is fulfilling more of its 100 Gbps desires as it nears completion of a multi-vendor 100 Gbps Ethernet link for the IP backbone on a segment of its European long-haul network. This

FairPoint forced to pay additional rebates to Maine customers

FairPoint Communications' (Other OTC: FRCMQ.PK) poor customer track record in New England continues to linger as the telco will now have pay another more rebates to Maine consumers. On Tuesday, the

Windstream expands UC VoIP business service presence

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) has expanded the reach of its business unified communications service suite to almost 100 new cities within in its serving area. By allowing businesses to combine their

Italian providers create new company to build out nationwide FTTH network

Once again, a group of Italian service providers have developed a proposal to create company that will build out a national open access Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network. According to a Reuters

Verizon Business wins managed services contract with National Grid

Verizon Business (NYSE: VZ) has been tapped by National Grid (NYSE: NGG) to manage its communications services infrastructure. The far-reaching services contract covers everything from wide and local

Optimum Lightpath doles $100,000 to bring technology into New Jersey classrooms

Optimum Lightpath has established an even greater bond with its local school district clientele by awarding 10 New Jersey schools $100,000 in grants to roll out distance learning applications. These

XO Communications beefs up its Phoenix network presence

Seeing a growing demand from its multi-location customers for more IP-based services, XO Communications (OTC BB: XOHO.OB) is expanding its network presence across the Phoenix, AZ metro area. Similar

Australian competitor carriers rail against NBN Co.'s pricing structure

NBN Co.'s plan to charge the same for fiber-based broadband services in both rural and urban areas may help to ensure consistent pricing for end-users, but alternative providers AAPT and Optus aren't

CenturyLink/Qwest merger gets federal government customers' blessing

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and Qwest (NYSE: Q) have now gained the trust of its federal customer base as the two service providers hammered out an agreement with its government customers in its Arizona,

Cincinnati Bell launches new $275 million senior note offer

Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) is again coming to the finance table with plans to $275 million in senior notes that are due in 2020 on top of the previous $500 million offering it announced in October.

Frontier's (NYSE: FTR) Verizon acquisition puts a dent in its Q3 profit

Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) felt the sting of its Verizon landline acquisition in Q3 as it incurred $78.5 million in costs related to its acquisition of the RBOC's rural landline operations

AT&T uses telepresence to enhance the SMB's retail service experience

SMBs may be the most diverse market in terms of service needs, but AT&T (NYSE: T) believes that by enabling them to engage with expert consultants on their wireless and wireline needs they'll be

Zayo adds 1,700 miles to its Minnesota fiber network

Zayo Group is expanding its fiber network yet again. This time the competitive dark and lit fiber provider is adding 1,700 miles of fiber network throughout Minnesota. In this new deployment, Zayo

Telcordia names Avaya veteran Garry McGuire as board chairman

Telcordia is beefing up its board of directors with the appointment of telecom industry veterans Garry K. McGuire as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and Patrick Severson as a new

Guyana Telephone, Digicel receive telecom liberalization bill

The CEOs of both Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) and Digicel have received copies of the government's proposed telecom liberalization bill: The Telecommunications Bill 2010. When

Integra Telecom drops opposition to CenturyLink/Qwest merger

Integra Telecom has come to terms with CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and Qwest (NYSE: Q) on wholesale conditions by resolving issues the CLEC raised about the two service providers' pending deal in some of

Low latency providers: Don't blink

Did you just blink? How long did it take? When we want to say something happened quickly, we often exaggerate by saying it happened "in the blink of an eye," which usually takes less than half a

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) Q3 profit buoyed by IP and wireless growth

Alcatel-Lucent's (NYSE: ALU) CEO and President Ben Verwaayen's plan to turn the company towards a path of profitability certainly were on display in Q3 2010. During the third quarter, Alcatel-Lucent

Telus' (Toronto: T.TO) Q3 profit down, but broadband, TV help it beat analyst forecasts

Telus' (Toronto: T.TO) 12 percent Q3 profit decline may appear disastrous, but the service provider was able to save the day with strong gains in both video and broadband access services. The western

Genesis secures funding, carrier interest for DSL Ring technology

It would seem that Genesis Technical Systems' debut of its 400 Mbps DSL Rings technology could be ho-hum news, especially in light of claims by Huawei and Nokia Siemens' claims of transmitting 700