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Frontier appoints Dana Waldo as SVP, Gen Manager of West Va. territory

Frontier (NYSE: FTR) is adding another player to its bullpen by appointing Dana Waldo as its new VP and General Manager for West Virginia. A veteran of American Electric Company's largest operating

Verizon Business brings video conferencing to prison health care facilities

Verizon Business (NYSE: VZ) has found a new market segment for its video collaboration service: the prison health care system. Tailored to meet the needs of prison health care, Verizon Business will

Copper thieves strike Frontier's West Va. network

Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) has become the latest service provider to suffer at the hands of vandals looking to make a quick buck by stealing and selling copper to scrap dealers. Although it

RCN Metro enhances New York City colocation site

RCN (Nasdaq: RCNI) Metro Optical Networks' upgrade of its New York City colocation facility at 111 8th Ave., adding cabinet and power capacity, is a response to that region's hunger for high

AT&T lowers DSL prices to battle subscriber loss

AT&T (NYSE: T) has realized that even for all the progress it has made with U-Verse, it still saw 340,000 DSL subscribers flee during the second quarter. Although part of the traditional DSL

CenturyLink adds DirecTV satellite service to video lineup

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has opted to put DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) into its television lineup, a move that replaces its ongoing relationship with Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH). Other than noting that it

Brazil's Anatel puts kibosh on forced phone/data bundling

Brazil's service providers will no longer be able to require customers to buy a phone line if they buy a broadband service. Anatel, Brazil's telecom regulator, said they have taken "precautionary

Q2 2010 Earnings Reports: Wireline carriers

How did the wireline industry perform in the second quarter of 2010? Check here throughout the second quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireline industry's service

AT&T adds Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Juniper to its IP supplier domain

AT&T (NYSE: T), after days of speculation, confirmed late last week that Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) and Juniper (NYSE: JNPR) have a seat at the their IP-based network table

Occam Networks' Q2 earnings benefit from broadband stimulus, European awards

Occam Networks' (NasdaqGM: OCNW) second quarter results illustrated how the multiservice access platform (MSAP) vendor continued to ride the wave of new broadband stimulus awards and its growing

Allstream racks up 46 customer wins on expanded fiber network

Allstream, a unit of MTS Allstream (Toronto: MBT.TO), made a big bet this year to expand its 30,000 km national fiber network and that bet is paying off with 46 new contracts signed during the second

Australian government increases NBN coverage from 90 to 93 percent

Despite opposition from political groups, a report in The Wall Street Journal revealed that the Australian government now plans on upping the coverage of the National Broadband Network (NBN) project

ATLANTIC-ACM says cable's appeal with SMBs is growing

Telcos beware: Your coveted business revenue base is facing a new threat and its name is cable. Cable operators continue to overcome their video-only, consumer-centric image and are happy to take SMB

Telecom New Zealand sells AAPT's consumer division, other assets

Telecom New Zealand (TNZ) is having a busy week at the merger and acquisition table. First up is the sale of the consumer unit of AAPT to Australian ISP iiNet (ASX: IIN.AX) for $60 million. TNZ said

IMS and OCS: Why carriers need a convergent charging solution

Recent reports in the press indicate that for the first time in the US, the number of new prepaid mobile customers is more than the number of new postpaid customers. This paradigm shift in the U.S.

Week In Research: Hosted IP struggles to gain traction; cable gains friends in small business market

IP Telephony needs a hero: Hosted IP continues to face challenges, particularly in gaining the loyalty of the masses. A recent Research and Markets report points out that "Despite the promises of

Alcatel-Lucent Q2: IP, wireless carry the day with strong results

Solid earnings in Alcatel-Lucent's (NYSE: ALU) IP and wireless segments and strong growth in North America helped to partially offset a decline in fixed access revenues for the second quarter of

Neutral Tandem picks charter customers for its Ethernet eXchange solution, schedules deployment

Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM) has selected 10 service providers to participate in its Ethernet eXchange Charter Customer Program, and is ready to start deploying the interconnect solution in six U.S.

Technicolor may become one of Verizon's broadband equipment suppliers

Technicolor (NYSE: TCH) may enter the U.S. broadband market soon with a deal to provide routers for Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) FiOS service. The companies are negotiating a three-year strategic agreement

SureWest boosts broadband in Q2 but telecom revenue continues slide

SureWest Communications (Nasdaq: SURW) took advantage of its established broadband networks to continue reducing capital expenditures in the second quarter of 2010, a factor that president and CEO