Verizon abandons online FiOS credit card payment fee

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) apparently realized that if it wants to attract more FiOS subscribers, not to mention keeping its current subscribers happy, it should not charge users $3.50 to pay their bill on

BT strikes back at copper theft

Anyone that thinks of stealing copper from BT's (NYSE: BT) network should think twice about their actions. While many U.S.-based service providers have posted rewards for information that leads to

HickoryTech hits the 10,000 IPTV subscriber mark

HickoryTech, a Minnesota-based independent telco, now supplies its Digital TV service to 10,000 customers. Similar to other independent telcos, HickoryTech has been integrating new services such as

Getting "smart" about improving global Ethernet network performance

Next-generation enterprise applications--such as financial, media, medical, and packet voice and video--are driving steep increases in the need for efficient bandwidth utilization, flexible traffic

KPN names Eelco Blok new CEO

KPN (NYSE: KPN) finally came clean that Eelco Blok will be the service provider's next CEO and chairman when Ad Scheepbouwer retires next year after its annual shareholders' meeting in April. When he

Check out our 2010 competitive telecom leaders

I'd like to call your attention to our first annual competitive business telecom leaders feature. Given the changes in the U.S. competitive telecom market, we decided it was time to take a look at

HomePlug Powerline Alliance certifies IEEE P1901-compliant products

Now that the IEEE has ratified the P1901 powerline standard, HomePlug Powerline Alliance has enhanced its HomePlug AV certification program to include products based on the new standard. The P1901

Spread Networks offers up 15.75 msec wavelength service

Spread Networks may be the latest service provider to take advantage of the low latency networking craze, but its new 15.75 millisecond wavelength service between New York and Chicago will likely

Cablevision denies Verizon's request to broadcast New York political debate

Once again Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) are engaged in a fight over content. This time, the cable giant is not letting Verizon broadcast the first political debate leading up to New

FiberLight gets invited to Clearwire's 4G backhaul party

FiberLight's fiber network capabilities has gotten the attention of mobile WiMAX provider Clearwire (Nasdaq: CLWR), which will leverage the service provider's core fiber network infrastructure to

BT to maintain UK government service contracts

BT (NYSE: BT) dodged a bullet this past week when the UK government revealed it would not cut contracts with the incumbent carrier as it tries to tighten its purse strings. Following talks with

Qwest crafts DSL campaign for Hispanic communities

Qwest (NYSE: Q) sees the Hispanic community as a ripe demographic to offer up its broadband wares, so it has put together a Spanish-language advertising campaign in hopes of enticing this community

Verizon beefs up its medical data exchange service capabilities

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has responded to the health care industry's movement to electronic medical records by expanding its Medical Data Exchange platform to will allow more types of digital patient

tw telecom named preferred provider on The Quilt research and education network

tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) continues to make a name for itself in the R&E community as the The Quilt has now named it again as a preferred network provider. Consisting of 28 regional network

Cuba-Venezuela cable could finally open up in July 2011

Carriers that want to penetrate the relatively untapped Cuban telecom market will have to wait a little bit longer as an submarine cable network linking Venezuela to Cuba won't go into operation

Week In Research: Traffic pumping costs reach $2.3B mark, VoIP opportunity grows in Africa, Middle East

Traffic pumping costs: Communications service providers (CSPs) are being bled out of billions of dollars by traffic pumping practices, says telecom cost management solutions firm TEOCO. A new study

Broadvox, Cypress Communications reveal merger plans

Broadvox and Cypress Communications have decided that they would be more powerful if they combined their resources into one larger company. Both service providers bring different yet complementary

Telus sees potential in health care

Telus (Toronto: T.TO) sees a burgeoning opportunity to supply communications wares to the health care industry, an effort that's been spurred on by the carrier to help improve Canada's health care

Dragonwave acquires Axerra to beef up its backhaul capabilities

Dragonwave (TSX: DWI; NASDAQ: DRWI), a microwave access player that gained prominence in recent years as a supplier to Clearwire, has struck a deal to acquire Axerra Networks for $9.5 million without

Netgem negotiating deal to acquire Pirelli Broadband

French set top box vendor Netgem made it known that they are interested in purchasing Italy's Pirelli Broadband unit, reports Telecompaper. Although no financial details were revealed of the