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Verizon expands FiOS presence in Central NY

While Verizon has been waging a war against Cablevision in New York City--targeting Multi Dwelling Units with its Fiber to the Premise-based FiOS service--its New York FTTP ambitions have extended

Adelphia's Rigas to remain jailed

Despite the defense's success in getting a reduced sentence, Bloomberg reports that former cable MSO Adelphia founder and chairman John Rigas and son Timothy Rigas will be staying in jail for the

Equinix unveils global Ethernet exchange

Ethernet may be the business service du jour, but the challenge that every service provider faces is making the service available to its customers regardless of the location. And while service

Blockbuster hopes expansion plans will help maintain its viability

With so many ways for consumers to get their video these days, Blockbuster, once the dominant video rental store chain, has struggled to keep up with the times. Now, the Dallas, Tex.-based company is

Qwest expands its hosting center reach into New Mexico

As Qwest gets more requests from its large and even medium-sized business customers to take them out of the telecom business, the ILEC is responding by building out more hosting centers. This week,

Verizon realigns wireline business and corporate structure

With Verizon's current President and COO Denny Strigl fleeing the coop after 41 years in the telecom industry, the ILEC has decided not to hire a replacement but instead combine its residential and

CWA, AT&T wireline union craft deal

AT&T and the Communications Workers Association (CWA) have hammered out a three-year contract that covers 7,000 union employees. With this latest agreement in place, nearly half of AT&T's

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Ciena emerges as suitor for Nortel's Ethernet assets

After months of speculation, Ciena is stepping into Nortel's garage sale to talk about buying the beleaguered company's profitable Ethernet assets. The Maryland-based company said it is now in

Verizon gains MEF recognition for European Ethernet effort

Verizon Business' newly appointed President Fran Shammo said one of his major goals for 2009 and beyond was not only to change the perception that Verizon Business is just a network company, but to

Alleviate my network pain!

You'll probably notice something new today in our newsletter and our FierceTelecom site. We have launched a new series of poll questions that ask what your major network pain points are. We'll be

KPN ups ante to purchase rest of iBasis

The ongoing war between iBasis and KPN, which has been trying since this past summer to purchase the rest of its stake in the wholesale voice competitor, is once again heating up as the Dutch

France Telecom's group deputy CEO departs

Amidst a raft of employee suicides, France Telecom as Louis-Pierre Wenes, the telco's deputy CEO, said he will resign from thecompany today. Citing unhappiness with his respective work environment,

Windstream could be examining a bid for FairPoint

It's unlikely anyone envisioned the outcome to be this bad when FairPoint crafted a deal to purchase Verizon's New England telephone lines, but now the company is facing possible bankruptcy. And with

Time Warner: We're not interested in NBC Universal

Just as rumors emerged last week that Comcast was making a move to purchase NBC Universal--one that Comcast executives denied was ever in the cards--Time Warner said that they don't have any plans to

Level 3, 8x8 target public sector opportunities

The U.S. public sector is one of the biggest buyers of telecom services, and VoIP provider 8x8 thinks partnering with a larger wholesale carrier such as Level 3 will increase its sales chances in

Is Comcast's Brian Roberts overpaid?

At a time when families are struggling to pay their monthly bills, Comcast's CEO Brian Roberts has the honor of being named to the top five list of the most overpaid CEOs. As reported in a Telephony

Sprint reaches VoIP patent agreement with Big River Telephone

Large incumbent operators filing lawsuits against competitive and independent service providers over VoIP services has become a phenomenon in recent years. Case in point is Sprint. The IXC, which

Hargray Communications, GulfPines go Ethernet over Copper with Actelis

Just as the baseball season heads into the playoffs, Actelis Networks scored a double play this week as independent ILEC Hargray Communications and CLEC Gulf Pines will extend their copper-based

AT&T to acquire VeriSign security business

Looking to beef up its network-based enterprise security war chest, AT&T announced it will acquire VeriSign's global security consulting business. Terms of the deal, however, have not been