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NCTA wants FCC to leave broadband definition alone

The FCC's efforts to develop a national broadband policy--to be submitted to Congress in February--have been a work in constant progress, and it's no surprise the agency is seeking industry input. In

FairPoint disputes Verizon cutover readiness allegations

FairPoint Communications is disputing accusations that it was not ready to take over New England telephone (Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont) lines from Verizon in February. The accusations emerged

RCN Metro: This Ethernet connection goes to 10 Gbps

RCN Metro has upgraded the access layer of its Ethernet network to include 10 Gbps Metro Ethernet-based transport in several key network locations. The upgrades, which RCN Metro said were done to

AT&T gets invite to State Department's Networx party

AT&T Government Solutions can now add another General Services Administration (GSA) Networx Universal contract trophy to its display case as the Department of State awarded the service provider a

Telecom New Zealand faces investigation

Things aren't looking so good for Telecom New Zealand these days. The country's Commerce Commission said it opened up an investigation into the service provider's failure to honor an agreement made

NSN: Beresford-Wylie out, Rajeev Suri in as CEO

In what has become a common theme amongst the largest telecom equipment vendors, Simon Beresford-Wylie announced his resignation from his CEO post of Nokia Siemens Networks today. He will be replaced

BT Openreach adds diagnostic features to Ethernet service suite

BT Openreach is giving its Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) service customers greater visibility into the services they purchase by deploying ADVA Optical's FSP 150. With this new element in place,

ZyXEL targets ADSL2+ crowd with 802.11n gateway

With its new 802.11n bonded ADSL2+ gateway, ZyXEL recognizes that while VDSL2 may be the latest craze in telco copper broadband, ADSL2+'s heart still beats loudly. ZyXEL's new P663HN gateway will

AT&T looks for gateway into India's telecom market

AT&T is looking for a way to get back into India's lucrative and growing telecom market and it thinks its answer might be found with Indian incumbent telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL). A report

Windstream offers lifetime data/voice bundle

Tier 2 ILEC Windstream is doing everything it can to keep its customers from churning to the local cable company, and the debut of a lifetime price guarantee on high-speed Internet and unlimited

Qwest appoints Teresa Taylor as COO

In one quick motion Qwest has shuffled its executive deck by appointing Teresa Taylor to Chief Operating Officer this week. Taylor will replace Tom Richards, who according to a Dow Jones report, gave

Nortel seeks additional bankruptcy extension to continue fire sale

Nortel is coming to the table for yet another bankruptcy protection handout. Less than a week after the IRS slapped it with a $3 billion tax bill, Nortel has asked to extend the time when claims can

Service providers answer the health care call

While my focus has always been on service provider technology trends, it's interesting to see how certain verticals, especially healthcare, are finding greater utility in telecom services. Given the

Senate issues revised cybersecurity emergency bill

A proposed Senate cybersecurity bill that would give the President the right to shut down the Internet in the event of a cybersecurity emergency is raising the hackles of Internet Service Providers

Calix gets $100M capital boost

At a time when capital is scarce, it's an anomaly that a telecom vendor could get any kind of capital funding, yet last-mile vendor Calix has done just that. The Petaluma, Calif.-based vendor

FAA's Telecom Infrastructure system suffered outage

A major air traffic route was put in jeopardy late last week when a subcontractor's error temporarily shut down the Federal Aviation Association's Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) system for

Actelis receives RUS listing for new EoC products

Actelis is among several vendors making its products more palatable to service providers bidding for broadband stimulus funding. The vendor announced that it has received "Technical Acceptance" and

Court dismisses FCC's cable ownership cap

In the latest battle between cable and the FCC, it appears that cable has gained the upper hand as a U.S. appeals court late last week overruled the agency's ownership cap rule that says no cable

CenturyLink takes axe to Embarq employees

Not that it should be completely surprising, but CenturyLink, the new telephone operator created out of the merger of CenturyTel and Embarq, announced late last week it cut 55 Kansas City area

Service provider cost reduction efforts produce results

Given the ongoing economic global turmoil, it's not surprising to hear service providers looking for any way to reduce their operating costs. The TM Forum revealed in its latest business intelligence