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Telcos remain evasive about final broadband bundle prices

If you're been through the frustrating process of trying to compare the actual total price of any broadband bundle packages, you're not alone. As told in an LA Times column, one Verizon (NYSE: VZ)

Analysys Mason: Broadband bundle prices decline, but speeds rose in Q1

Broadband bundle packages are turning into a buyer's market as more wireline operators are forced to reduce prices to better compete mobile broadband services. A new Analysys Mason report, which

Qwest, CenturyLink shareholders green light merger

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) took yet another step forward in adding Qwest (NYSE: Q) to its telecom empire as the shareholders of both telcos approved the merger. Over 97 percent of CenturyLink's voting

AT&T tacks on VoIP voice to business VPN service suite

By allowing new and existing customers to run VoIP service on their VPN connections, AT&T (NYSE: T) is responding to the business customer need to consolidate their disparate voice and data

French government considers raising "triple play" service tax

French consumers may have to pay a higher value-added tax (VAT) on what they pay for their "triple play" voice, video and broadband service bundles. Facing pressure from the European Commission (EC),

AT&T, South Africa's Telkom relationship falls short of expectations

Telkom, South Africa's biggest wireline service provider, wants to reexamine the partnership it established with AT&T (NYSE: T) last April to enhance its business services revenue base. At first

Hurricane Electric brings capabilities to Phoenix NAP

Soon Phoenix NAP customers will have yet another new peering option to choose from as Hurricane Electric has established a point of presence in the company's Phoenix location. Hurricane Electric's

Sorrento Networks sets sights on Caribbean DWDM opportunities

Sorrento Networks has found its gateway into the Caribbean DWDM market through a new reseller agreement with TeleNetworks Broadband Solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, TeleNetworks will

UK ISP Demon reduces latency for gamers

While reducing network latency has become a major trend service providers are following in the financial community, UK-based Demon's new Demon Game Pro service recognizes that gaming traffic deserves

Migrating legacy data technologies to Ethernet wide area transport

Legacy wide area network (WAN) technologies, such as SONET, Frame Relay and ATM have traditionally met the needs of enterprises for transaction-based applications, storage area networks, and general

NTELOS names ADTRAN as its GPON broker

NTELOS (Nasdaq: NTLS) is putting its broadband stimulus grant money to work as the West Virginia provider employs ADTRAN (Nasdaq: ADTN) for its new GPON-based Fiber to the Home (FTTH) deployment. For

Colt enhances its European low latency routes with Infinera

Colt (Nasdaq: COLT) is buttoning up the latency on its pan-European network by adding Infinera's (Nasdaq: INFN) optical networking system into two of its key routes. With the Infinera systems in

Verizon lures dial-up users with new DSL bundles

If you're one of those dial-up Internet customers that's still not convinced that broadband is too expensive, Verizon (NYSE: VZ) hopes its new bare bones voice/DSL bundles could seduce you to the

AT&T, Connecticut unions hammer out tentative agreement

AT&T (NYSE: T) and the local 1298 branch of the Connecticut Communications Workers of America (CWA) union have finally struck a truce by striking a tentative contract agreement. While AT&T

MBC, Old Dominion University win $10 million broadband stimulus grant

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative and Old Dominion University's partnership is paying off as the duo won a $10 million broadband stimulus grant to build out an open access fiber network in

CWA dedicated $225,000 to lobbying in Q2

The Communications Workers of America (CWA), the telecom industry's largest union, kept up its lobbying efforts in the second quarter. According to a disclosure, report, the CWA spent $225,000 in the

Belgian Telenet user consumes 2.7 Tb of data in 1 month

While U.S. consumers and broadband service providers spar over usage limits, even if most users never even come close to the caps, one of Belgium's Telenet users does deserve "data hog" title.

Marvell's DS2 purchase continues its powerline technology drive

Marvell Technology Group is ramping up its powerline capabilities by acquiring the intellectual property and related assets of Spain's DS2, a powerline communications vendor that filed for bankruptcy

Verizon ropes in more Time Warner content for FiOS online video users

Soon Verizon (NYSE: VZ) FiOS TV customers will have even more online video content to choose from as the telco has expanded its agreement with Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX). Joining the online lineup,

Telecom New Zealand advances AAPT fiber network, considers demerger

Telecom New Zealand believes the best way to maintain the competitive footing of its Australian subsidiary AAPT is to upgrade its fiber network. Paul Reynolds, Telecom New Zealand's CEO, said the