Utility Telephone challenges Frontier Nevada with WPTI Telecom acquisition

When Utility Telephone completes its acquisition of Minden, Nev.-based service provider WPTI Telecom, it will become Frontier Nevada's (NYSE: FTR) newest competitor for business services. Frontier

LUS Fiber extends 100 Mbps service to residential customers

LUS Fiber, like many municipally-based last mile Fiber to the Home (FTTH) initiatives, faced the inevitable challenge of dealing with incumbent service providers that don't want another non-private

Omnitron, Calnex test managed services interoperability at CEWC

This week's Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Warsaw, Poland saw a number of interoperability tests conducted, focusing on the conference's topic areas as well as MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum)

CenturyLink, Qwest merger gets nine state PUC approvals

CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) and Qwest's (NYSE: Q) merger took another step forward as nine state Public Utilities Commissions, including the District of Columbia which believes no action is necessary,

NSN conducts 400 Gbps optical network lab trial

Service providers may be finally getting their 100 Gbps plans in order, but Nokia Siemens Networks is already thinking about how it can help deliver 400 Gbps over existing fiber. Following its

FCC considers revamp of E-rate funding program

Just in time for its public meeting tomorrow, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed a realignment of the E-rate program that would extend broadband access services at what it deems are

Verizon Federal connects up Health and Human Services data network

Verizon Federal has added another win to its General Services Administration (GSA) Networx win column as the U.S. Department of Health and Services awarded the service provider another $169 million

Huawei achieves 700 Mbps DSL feat

Huawei has developed a prototype of a new technology it claims can enable a 700 Mbps DSL connection. Dubbed SuperMIMO, Huawei's prototype DSL technology uses four twisted copper pairs to deliver a

Lightyear employs XO to expand its nationwide network footprint

Lightyear Network Solutions (OTC BB: LYNS.OB) has struck a multi-year Carrier Services Agreement with XO to expand the nationwide reach of its Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) and Ethernet Private

Hurricane Electric establishes three new global PoPs

Hurricane Electric, a native IPv6 Internet backbone and colocation provider, is on the growth path again. Now the service provider has built three new points of presence at Comfluent in Denver,

UNH-IOL, Mu Dynamics help simplify IPv6 testing

Getting prepared for IPv6 may be a daunting task for enterprises and services providers alike, but the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) believes it can make that process

Netflix to enter highly competitive Canadian video market

Having already made a big dent in the U.S. online video market, Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) believes it can make a similar impression in Canada. Conquering the Canadian online video market won't be easy

Telx, Intellisys establish channel partnership

Telx has once again found that there's power in partnering. This time, the interconnection and colocation provider has struck a marketing partnership agreement with Intelisys Communications, a master

Telstra to test services over NBN Co. network

Telstra's customers will soon be able to get a taste of Australia's National Broadband Network as the country's incumbent carrier will begin trialing services over that network. Beginning in October,

Verizon FiOS customers faced with $3.50 online credit card payment fee

Paying your Verizon (NYSE: VZ) FiOS bill online may be more convenient than licking stamps and sending it out in the snail mail box, but now the telco is going to charge you $3.50 if you pay with a

Dave Grimaldi becomes Clyburn's new chief of staff

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is making some changes to her team by appointing Dave Grimaldi as her new chief of staff and media legal advisor. Prior to his new post, Grimaldi been counsel to

Omnitron introduces hybrid Ethernet NID

Omnitron Systems is formally introducing a new hybrid network interface device (NID) today at the Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Warsaw that allows delivery and monitoring of carrier-grade

BT Retail gives broadband bundle customers free fiber service upgrade

If you're a BT Retail (NYSE: BT) broadband bundle customer, you'll soon have the option of upgrading to its fiber-based Infinity broadband service without for free. Of course, you have to be in an

AboveNet expands European network reach

AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT) is responding to its multinational corporation (MNC) customer's multi-site needs by enhancing its network presence in four major European markets. Through this network

Italian service providers iron out open access fiber network agreement

A group of unnamed Italian service providers have finalized the technical details on a proposed open access Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network. Paolo Romani, Italy's Deputy Minister for Communications