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nTelos FiberNet acquisition faces opposition from Frontier

The ink may be barely dry on nTelos' (NASDAQ: NTLS) bid to acquire competitive provider FiberNet in its West Virginia home state, but already incumbent carrier Frontier (NYSE: FTR) wants conditions

Carrier Ethernet access: encouraging progress toward network convergence

Adoption of Carrier Ethernet access networks is accelerating. This is due, in my opinion, to strong demand for increased bandwidth in all market segments as well as the emergence of new technologies

Windstream to buy Kentucky Data Link, Norlight

Windstream's (Nasdaq: WIN) ongoing acquisition conquest continues. This time, the independent ILEC is going to acquire Q-Comm Corporation (Q-Comm), a privately-held regional fiber transport and CLEC

IPTV, DVRs will spur growth of 'no-new-wires'-based home networks

WiFi may dominate the home networking airwaves, but IMS Research's new report, Home Networks and Residential Gateways, illustrates that telcos and cable operators alike just as keen on leveraging a

KPN's Telfort to launch triple play service bundle

KPN Telfort has decided to give Netherlands-based consumers a new triple play option. Competitively priced at an introductory rate of $36 a month, the new package includes a 20 Mbps ADSL connection,

FairPoint wants to appoint Paul Sunu as its new CEO

FairPoint (Other OTC: FRCMQ.PK) has decided that if it's ever going to really turn itself around it will need to transfuse some new leadership blood outside of the walls of the ILEC into its system.

Australia begins first phase of NBN network buildout

Australia's National Broadband Network may continue to be the subject of political debate but that's not stopping it from starting the construction of its ambitious last mile fiber open access

CLECs, cable expand U.S. Ethernet market port share

Tier 1 service providers AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) may continue to hold the top spots on Vertical System Group's Ethernet Leaderboard, but it's hard not to notice the gains

Infonetics: North America, APAC and Latin America led optical market in Q2

Carrier spending on optical equipment was on the rebound in Q2 2010 as service providers geared up to meet increased consumer and business bandwidth demands. According to Infonetics Research's Q2

Lycos gets snapped up by Ybrant Digital

Lycos, an early search engine company that gained prominence in the Internet bubble era, is in the headlines again this week as online-marketing company Ybrant Digital is going to buy the

Verizon's government NOC gets ISO/IEC nod

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) further galvanized its role in serving the public sector as its Cary, N.C.-based Government Enterprise Network Operations Center (GENOC), a center that provides managed services

France Telecom, Iliad put legal battles aside

France Telecom (NYSE: FTE) and Iliad, according to a report in French newspaper La Tribune, decided to drop the lawsuits they filed against one another. The French incumbent said it dropped its

Cox Business supercomputer connection speeds genetic research

The nation's fastest supercomputer link among life science facilities is providing the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) with the the ability to accelerate its analysis of disease

LG-Ericsson, Accton launch joint venture targeting U.S. business voice market

LG-Ericsson USA officially stepped into the North American market today with a broad portfolio of scalable end-to-end data and voice networking solutions for businesses ranging in size from SMBs

Verizon GPON proves it can kick out the GigE

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) kicked the tires of its existing GPON network and is reporting that the network is fit for super high-speed delivery. During a field trial conducted in June, in Taunton, Mass.,

Groups anything but neutral on net neutrality

First it was financial regulation, then it was healthcare and now the government, in the form of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is looking at how it might get its regulatory mitts on

UK village deploys its own FTTH network

Nearly 60 homes and three businesses in Ashby de la Launde, a small village in Lincolnshire, UK, will be connected to a fiber network by the end of September. NextGenUs UK CIC and AFL

New AT&T U-verse app provides DVR on the go for BlackBerry Torch users

TV lovers burning to see their favorite TV show or sporting event don't have to wait until they get home to fire up their DVRs any more. All AT&T (NYSE: T) U-verse customers that subscribe to the

Monopoly neutrality

It is never good for consumers when monopolies get together. Now AT&T and Google are promoting their view of how access to the Internet should be controlled--of course, to their benefit.

France Telecom puts quad-play plans into action

With regulatory approval in hand, France Telecom (NYSE: FTE) has finally launched its much talked about quad play offer under the Orange Open brand. Orange Open will offer three service tiers with