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SkyWi: Qwest delays interruption, New Mexico landlords win eviction

In New Mexico, SkyWi received a temporary stay of execution, er, service interruption from Qwest, but the company's New Mexico subsidiary is being evicted from its Las Cruces offices for failure to

Cogent Communications posts record revenue and profit, but misses guidance

Cogent Communications released its financial statement Thursday showing a 10 percent increase in revenue for the fourth quarter and a 20 percent increase in revenue for the full year. Fourth quarter

Cablevision posts Q4 2008 loss, adds more phone lines

Cablevision posted its fourth-quarter and full-year 2008 results Thursday, showing a loss of $321 million translating to $1.11 a share, with most of the results attributable to "impairment charges"

Alabama Senate committee moves forward on state phone deregulation

Under a bill approved by an Alabama Senate committee and supported by AT&T, the state Public Service Commission (PSC) would no longer regulate or supervise the rates or quality of service for

Supremes side with AT&T in LinkLine lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously cleared AT&T of wrongdoing in an anti-trust lawsuit originally filed in 2003 by an Internet service provider that alleged the telco was setting its wholesale

Recession becomes dial-up stimulus plan

We recently linked to a USA Today story talking about how some Internet users are switching from broadband to dial-up Internet access to save money in these tough economic times. This week, The Wall

Cisco lays off 250, more to come

Cisco Systems, which previously had been distinct among large network equipment vendors for not initiating job cuts as part of broader cost cuts, finally did lay off 250 employees this week. The

Nacchio conviction upheld, prison awaits

A nine-member appeals court judge panel narrowly voted to reinstate the almost two-year-old insider trading conviction of Qwest Communications CEO Joe Nacchio. They also revoked Nacchio's $2 million

Nortel slashing 3,200 more jobs

Nortel Networks, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month, said today it will eliminate another 3,200 jobs in the coming months as it re-organizes. The company currently employs about 30,000

CDN market rocked with new entrants, merger

The content delivery network market has been one of the busiest sectors in telecom over the last year or so, with telcos, other network operators and start-ups entering the game and attempting to

Frontier Q4 revenue, net income down

Stamford, Conn.-based Frontier Communications reported fourth-quarter earnings that included a 5 percent drop in revenue to $547.4 million, and a 42 percent slide in quarterly net income to about

Adtran eyes ONT launches, stimulus-related activity

Network equipment vendor Adtran, already listed by at least one industry analyst as a company that is likely to benefit from broadband stimulus funds targeted at under-served markets, said it will

FCC fines telcos over customer privacy requirements

The Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau released a statement saying it plans to fine more than 600 mostly small telecom service providers thousands of dollars each in fines related

NTIA taking meetings for broadband stimulus grant programs

The National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) has announced its going to hold meetings with interested parties (i.e. people who want the money) March 2 to talk about the

Virgin Media cranks DOCSIS 3.0 and 10 Mbps service

Virgin Media is migrating millions of its 2 Mbps broadband customers up to 10 Mbps speeds as it transitions its cable network over to DOCSIS 3.0. The new portfolio of products will allow users to

Accenture and Cisco expand partnership to encompass UC, IT services

Accenture and Cisco have decided to take their partnership up a notch, creating a group to help large enterprises implement unified communications, collaboration and data center virtualization

CWA rallies Texas AT&T workers

On the eve of contract negotiations that begin Tuesday, the Communications Worker of America Local 6139 held a public rally in Beaumont, Texas on Monday evening to mark the start of its contract

SkyWi getting further disconnections in New Mexico; FCC involvement next?

While Qwest may be the first phone company serving New Mexico to pull the plug on SkyWi and it subsidiaries, it will soon have company. Windstream, Tularosa Basin Telephone Company, Penasco Valley

Verizon Business President named

Lost in the landslide of announcements out of Mobile World Congress last week, Verizon named Fran Shammo president of Verizon Business, effective March 1. Shammo, 48, succeeds John Killian, who moved

Adtran goes global with new marketing VP

Adtran thinks it can gain market share in these economic downtimes, and the company is going to put more emphasis on increased global sales and raising the company's profile, says Gary Bolton, its