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Re-thinking the home phone's re-invention, Part 2

The O'Shea family is inching ever closer to buying a Verizon Wireless Hub so that we can cut the cord on old AT&T. Or, should we wait for an AT&T femtocell to find our market? But, I already

AT&T's CEO discusses move, event sponsorship

The Dallas Morning News has a Q&A with AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson that is not particularly illuminating about any hardcore telecom topics (Stephenson is hopeful about the Obama

Qwest CEO Mueller pocketed $11.4M for 2008

Qwest Communications CEO Edward Mueller received about $11.4 million in compensation in 2008, about $6 million less than the previous year, though 2007's total paycheck included a large signing bonus

Nacchio seeking new trial, Supreme Court review

Former Qwest Communications CEO Joe Nacchio is due to report to prison in about two weeks to begin serving a six-year term for insider trading, but his legal team is doing everything they can to keep

New Mexico PRC issues last warning for SkyWi customers

It's the last call for SkyWi in New Mexico. The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) issued a press release this morning urging all customers of SkyWi and its subsidiary companies ZiaNet and

U.S. broadband adoption slows (again) in 2008; now more than 67M subs

The 20 largest cable and phone providers in the U.S. added 5.4 million net high-speed Internet subscribers in 2008. Annual net broadband additions have declined in the past two years and were the

Get a telecom Winston Wolf

If you are paying anywhere close to list price for telecommunications equipment and services, you are paying too much. You need to find a Winston Wolf, the "problem-solver" from Pulp Fiction, to help

FairPoint reports Q4 loss, suspends dividend

Taking on costs for its acquisition of Verizon's northern New England business, FairPoint Communications reported a fourth-quarter 2008 loss of $76 million and about 85 cents a share on revenues of

Broadband: Moving from short-term stimulus to long-term policy

Tech policy wonks and savvier media types are shifting their focus from the $7.5 billion set aside for broadband in the economic stimulus package and looking forward to how the Obama administration

Comcast reclaiming spectrum in 50% of markets in 2009

Comcast's CFO says the cable company expects to reclaim the majority of analog channels in about half of its footprint this year. "All digital" is currently taking place in Portland with "minimal

Windstream reaches 1M broadband customers

Windstream has announced that it now serves 1 million high speed Internet customers across its 16 state network. The company added approximately 21,000 new high-speed Internet customers in the first

Ciena cuts jobs as sales dive

Optical networking equipment vendor Ciena Corp today reported fiscal first-quarter earnings that showed a 26 percent drop in revenue to $167.4 million. The company also posted a net loss of $24.8

BT announces 'intelligent' VPN services for enterprises

BT has launched its Intelligent Virtual Private Network (iVPN) service in 172 countries. The service is designed to allow multi-national organizations to better manage and improve the performance of

FierceTelecomLeaders - Blair Levin, Part 2

FierceTelecom: You've said in the past that the broadband grants and provisions of the economic stimulus package should not be confused with the full extent of the president's broadband strategy and

FierceTelecom Leaders: Blair Levin

If there is anyone who has insight into the future machinations of telecom policy in the Obama Administration, it is Blair Levin. One of the "favorite sons" of the VoIP community, Levin was part of

Reports: Kundra to be named federal CIO

According to several published reports, President Obama today plans to name Vivek Kundra to the newly-created post of Chief Information Officer for the federal government, overseeing government

France Telecom profit falls 35 percent

France Telecom, arguably the most aggressive telco in the world when it comes to seizing new service opportunities and business models, saw its full-year 2008 profit slide about 35 percent to $5.1

Nacchio due in prison March 23

A U.S. District Judge ordered former Qwest Communications CEO Joe Nacchio to report to a minimum-security prison in Pennsylvania on March 23 to begin serving his six-year sentence for insider

Rural broadband grants coming soon

The $2.5 billion to be awarded to rural broadband projects as part of the recently approved economic stimulus package, otherwise known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, must be

Cox Business gets Ethernet recognition

Cox Business, the business services arm of cable TV firm Cox Communications, is now the fourth-largest business Ethernet service provider in the U.S. in terms of number of customer ports, the company