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Level 3's revenue slide continues in Q2

There's not a lot to like about Level 3 Communications' second-quarter performance as the company reported a $134 million loss. The competitive wholesaler reported that Q2 2009 consolidated revenue

Verizon to slow DSL defection with NFL Sunday Ticket

FiOS Fiber to the Premise (FTTP)-based service may be Verizon's broadband future, but since it will be years until it can extend fiber to every subscriber in its nationwide footprint, the ILEC is

Cablevision holds its own in Q2

Verizon's FiOS service voice may be getting louder in New York, but that's not slowing down Cablevision's momentum, or at least not yet. During the second quarter, the MSO reported that consolidated

Comcast wraps up San Francisco DOCSIS 3.0 buildout

Comcast has just scored another point in its competition with AT&T's Fiber to the Node U-Verse service by completing the rollout of DOCSIS 3.0 in its San Francisco market. Following the

FairPoint faces more troubles in Maine

Just as FairPoint realigns its management house to resolve ongoing issues with the New England properties it bought off of Verizon, FairPoint is once again facing problems in Maine. This week the

Alcatel-Lucent finally posts a profit

Alcatel-Lucent, which chalked up losses in each of its last nine quarters, has reported its first profitable quarter since the company made its debut in 2006. As news of the company's $19.6 million

SureWest enhances its copper bond with IPTV

SureWest may be a pioneer in rolling out Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) services, but as an ILEC, it also wants to be able to offer new products over its sizeable copper network infrastructure.

Investing in a broadband future-plugged-in

By Frank Bernhard With all the recent fanfare paid to wireless data and applications alike, one might begin to wonder if the horizon for wired broadband is simply fading to a bleak mural of a

Still strength in union numbers?

The last year or so has not been an easy one for the telecom industry's rank and file employees, particularly those who are members of unions. Going back to the summer of 2008, union members had to

Tyco: Submarine telecom rose to the occasion in Q3

Tyco Electronics may have taken a hit on discontinued operations such as the sale of its Wireless Services business to Harris-Stratex, but that did not stop the company from accruing $2.5 billion in

Qwest mulls its video options

Qwest may not be interested in pursuing the same video delivery path as its RBOC brothers AT&T and Verizon, but company CEO and Chairman Ed Mueller reiterated his interest in delivering video

Sprint's wireline revenue declines 11 percent

With so much of the telecom industry's attention focused on the financial performance of Sprint's wireless networks, it's easy to wonder if anyone remembers that its wireline revenues are also

Cox extends its DOCSIS 3.0 reach into New England

Cox has one common goal in rolling out DOCSIS 3.0, or what it calls "Ultimate Internet" service: focus on attacking markets where Verizon's FiOS resides. Cox's latest target is Rhode Island.

Time Warner Cable sees Q2 revenue uptick

While its conglomerate parent Time Warner reported a weak second quarter, Time Warner Cable was an altogether different story. The cable MSO reported that second-quarter revenues increased 4 percent

Qwest: Net income up, but operating revenue declines

The pros and cons in Qwest Communications' second-quarter 2009 earnings reflect how the weakened economy is affecting the entire telecom industry. The service provider reported that net income rose

IEEE incorporates HomePlug AV into draft standard

The Home Plug Alliance can put another point in the powerline networking score column as the IEEE's P1901Working Group incorporated its HomePlug AV technology as part of that draft standard. Heralded

Asia-Pacific: A prime next-gen backhaul target

As the Asia-Pacific market continues to expand the availability of wireless services, it's not hard to imagine that the need for next-gen wireless backhaul will follow. A new report from analyst firm

Verizon enhances FTTP reach into MDUs

Consumers may be tightening their pocketbooks, but research from Strategy Analytics reveals that broadband is one thing they won't give up. Verizon Communications is proof of that trend as it added

Alcatel-Lucent assigns Agnellini to transformation post

Keeping true to the idea that 2009 will be "a year of transformation," Alcatel-Lucent has appointed the company's Victor Agnellini to the newly minted position of senior vice president,

Cable telephony growth faces sluggish future

Cable MSOs such as Cablevision, Comcast, Cox and Time Warner Cable may have built sizeable voice businesses over the past ten years, but Pali Research thinks that the cable telephony growth is