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FairPoint's Vermont network problems continue to swell

FairPoint Communications seems to be running on a never-ending treadmill in its effort to resolve issues on the telephone lines it purchased from Verizon telephone in New England. The ILEC is now

ADTRAN sees second-quarter profit dip

Slower service provider capex spending cycles are not exactly the best news for wireline vendors such as ADTRAN, and its second-quarter profit reflects that trend. The company's second-quarter profit

Virgin Media puts finishing touch on DOCSIS 3.0 network

With the construction of its DOCSIS 3.0 network now complete, Virgin Media believes it has the U.K.'s winning broadband strategy. Virgin says that it will now be able to extend its much talked about

CWA District 4 reaches tentative deal with AT&T

AT&T and CWA District 4 have reached a tentative deal on the contract affecting some 18,500 wireline workers in the Midwest after nearly five months of bargaining. AT&T said it will continue

U.S.-based home networks: Coax and phone lines are king

Given the proliferation of cable television and (obviously) phone lines in U.S.-based homes, it should be of no surprise that these two wires are leading the ‘no new wires' home networking

Verizon expands its wholesale voice suite

As Verizon Business sees it, wholesale carrier customers should have choice in how they route voice calls terminating outside of the U.S. Verizon Business' answer is its International tiered routing

Creditors file objections to Charter's reorg plan

Charter Communications' ongoing reorganization saga appears to have taken another turn for the worse. Wells Fargo, one of Charter's major creditor banks, said it wants to file a sealed objection to

Bahamas Telecommunications goes private, continues IP migration

It's shaping up to be a busy week for The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited (BTC). The Bahamian government announced it will sell a 51 percent stake in the company, including operational

Rapid investment returns fuel Ethernet over Copper growth

Having collectively spent billions of dollars building out fiber-based Ethernet services, service providers are expanding their portfolios with lower-speed Ethernet over Copper-based services, a new

Genachowski appoints FCC managing director and general counsel

Newly appointed FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is wasting no time getting his staff in order, as he has appointed Microsoft alum Steven Van Roekel as managing director and Austin Schlick as General

Cable sees solid but not impressive VOD growth

By offering users control of their video viewing experience, Video on Demand (VOD) has become a solid business for cable operators, but its growth has remained relatively stagnant. While VOD is

Vodafone Germany puts VDSL on the runway

Looking to expand its service capabilities beyond wireless services, Vodafone Germany went public with its plans to build a VDSL pilot network in Heilbronn, Germany. Working in conjunction with

Cox Business enhances its data center reach

Already well-entrenched in the large and medium-sized enterprise services market, Cox Business now has extended its fiber network into i/o Data Centers' Phoenix One collocation facility. Cox Business

Goodbye Integra5, hello MediaFriends

Converged applications server vendor Integra5 is giving its company image a makeover by changing its name to MediaFriends. Integra5's executives believe the name change signifies its service provider

KPN makes move to buy remaining stake in iBasis

Even in a weakened economy, Royal KPN N.V. sees the acquisition of wholesale voice provider iBasis as an expansion opportunity too good to pass up. This week Royal KPN N.V. made an initial move to

NTIA seeking volunteers to evaluate broadband stimulus applications

President Obama's broadband stimulus plan, a provision of the administration's ARRA (American Recovery and Reconstruction Act), continues to be the talk of the broadband service provider town.

Analyst: Multiple technology substitution risk increasing for telcos

Are telcos only focusing on the tip of the iceberg when it comes to landline voice decline in favor of VoIP or mobile substitution? An emerging theory from Eclicktick Consulting analyst Alistair

Traffic pumping fight heats up in South Dakota

Traffic pumping is in the news again. The Chicago Tribune has an Associated Press story on how the practice, which has caused controversy in Iowa in recent years, is now at the center of a legal

VZW promo angers Verizon union members

As major telcos continue to draw growth from their wireless units while seeing only decline in their wireline units, it is not surprising that they are placing more emphasis, resources and future

Cisco replaces Nortel in 2012 Summer Olympics

One of the disappointing side effects of a corporate break-up is that you miss out on all kinds of opportunities for high-profile promotions. This is hardly the most disappointing side effect, but