The overlooked underserved: reversing the trend

by David Sutphen, co-chair of the Internet Innovation AllianceThe Federal Communications Commission recently held a field hearing to further explore broadband adoption issues, specifically among

Frontier reports lackluster Q3 performance

Appearances are everything even in telecom. Just as it prepares to swallow up a major portion of Verizon's rural lines in 14 states, Frontier's earnings are not exactly painting a pretty picture to

Comcast deserves FCC scrutiny, too

The Federal Communications Commission has a lot on its plate at the moment: Net neutrality, the development of a national broadband plan, Google Voice, E-Rate, Frontier's acquisition of Verizon

Comcast kept telco competition at bay in Q3

Comcast appeared to hold its own against ongoing telco competition during the third quarter with earnings as a report in FierceTelecom's sister publication FierceIPTV suggested growing revenue per

CENX, Equinix launch global Ethernet exchange services

While service providers have made it a priority to expand their Ethernet services nationally and globally through their own On-Net facilities as evidenced by recent announcements by Verizon to bring

Cablevision's profit surges in Q3

Cablevision may be facing a difficult economy and a tough competitive challenge from Verizon FiOS in its home New York City market, but neither of these factors seemed to make much of a dent in its

NSN may be moving on Nortel's Ethernet unit

As the saying goes, it's not over until the fat lady sings, or in Nortel's bargain asset sale until the final highest bidder bids. A report in Bloomberg says that two unidentified people close to

Windstream snaps up CLEC NuVox

Windstream may have yet to make a big acquisition of one of its tier 2 peers, but that's not to say it isn't making strategic acquisitions either. Evidence of that trend came yesterday as the tier 2

Sprint Wholesale to trim workforce

Things aren't looking so good for Sprint Wholesale these days as the service provider announced yesterday that it will cut more than a dozen jobs from that division. Even though Sprint did report

Ethernet NNI-keeping services consistent!

You'd be hard pressed to find a large or even a mid-sized business enterprise customer that hasn't embraced carrier Ethernet (or is in the process of upgrading its legacy lines to Ethernet) as their

Nokia Siemens Networks sets course for recovery

After suffering yet another weak quarter in Q3 09, Nokia Siemens Networks' (NSN) recently appointed CEO Rajeev Suri--who replaced Simon Beresford-Wylie when he resigned in September--thinks it's time

SIP Forum sets sights on smart grids

Following the efforts of home networking consortia (HomePlug) and more recently the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) recognition that CableLabs' PacketCable standard is a good

Windstream gives businesses a plug and play router experience

All businesses may be diverse in terms of locations and focus, but the one thing that they are all likely to agree on is that they are not in the IT business. Windstream's response is a new managed

Verizon takes on the world with VPLS

With the expansion of its Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) into additional regions across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America, Verizon is giving multinational corporations (MNCs) even more

RCN pours the wideband love on SMBs

RCN Business Services is playing into the idea that the existing HFC passing the main streets to get into residential neighborhoods can serve a dual purpose for SMBs along that path. While RCN has

Service providers pony up funding for Cioffi's ASSIA

With all of the attention in the last mile being on Fiber to the Premises (FTTP), you would think an announcement on enhancing copper's rate and reach would be so 1990s. But Adaptive Spectrum and

CableLabs issues 'TV Everywhere' RFI

On the heels of SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo, CableLabs has put forth an RFI to the cable and telecom community to develop a common technical approach for the TV Everywhere concept. With a deadline set for

ICANN ignites International Domain Name use

Soon any national government will be able to use their native alphabet characters for their Web addresses as the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently approved the

Cable & Wireless to put demerger back on table

As it gets ready to report its financial results for the first half of 2009 this Thursday, Cable & Wireless says it will reignite its effort to demerge its U.K. and international businesses.

Frontier wants to give helping hand to Verizon retirees

If you're a current Verizon employee working on the lines that the telco is selling off to Frontier Communications and you plan to retire, Frontier says they are 'happy to offer you a part-time job