Report: 30% of consumers cut their landline voice cord

If you take a look at second quarter earnings statements of the top six U.S. or even the large Canadian telcos--Bell Aliant (Toronto: BA-UN.TO), Bell Canada (NYSE: BCE), MTS Allstream (Toronto:

Global Crossing heats up its Latin American VoIP network with Veraz Networks

Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) has made another move in enhancing its Latin America presence by deploying Veraz's ControlSwitch platform to interconnect various networks in the region. In this

Week In Research: Optical network equipment sales recover; Universal Service obligations getting second look globally

P-OTS hardware sales rise: The optical network equipment market is recovering globally--except in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Asia), where sales remain flat, Infonetics Research reports. Asia

AT&T takes U-verse into Austin, Tx condo community

Condominium residents that live in Austin, Texas' 2nd Street District, the city's newest shopping and cultural center, will enhance their living experience further as AT&T (NYSE: T) brings its

Windstream's Q-Comm purchase shows broadening of competitive market

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) was back in the M&A headlines this week with its proposed acquisition of Q-Comm and its two subsidiaries Kentucky Data Light (KDL) and Norlight Communications. Like many

AT&T, Verizon and ITI hash out net neutrality proposal

Once again, the bigwig leaders in the service provider and vendor community are gathering behind closed doors this week at the Information Technology Industry Council, a Washington-based lobbying

Telekom Austria steps up its Fiber to the X plans

Telekom Austria (NYSE: TKA) likes what it sees with its hybrid fiber/copper VDSL network, so it's going to expand the network footprint to cover 40 percent, or 1.59 million of the country's homes by

FiberLight brings fiber ring connection to Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In considering a network provider, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution had three common requirements: a dedicated private network connection, 99.999 percent reliability, and sub 2ms latency. And the

Cincinnati Bell forms new business services unit

With the launch of its Evolve business services subsidiary Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) is a recognition that, while the service provider is keen on selling IP-based services, not all of its customers

Verizon plots tablet computing FiOS TV application

If you're a consumer lucky enough to get Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) FiOS TV, you could soon be watching TV right on your Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPad or other tablet computing devices. Although it did not

Level 3 to provide Gbps links to Social Security Administration

Level 3 Communications' (Nasdaq: LVLT) work on GSA's Networx Enterprise contract paid off as this week the competitive wholesale provider has been tapped by the Social Security Administration to

California Telehealth Network is open for business

California residents will now be able to tap into new health care capabilities as the state officially launched its California Telehealth Network (CTN) this week. The CTN, which was announced by

nTelos FiberNet acquisition faces opposition from Frontier

The ink may be barely dry on nTelos' (NASDAQ: NTLS) bid to acquire competitive provider FiberNet in its West Virginia home state, but already incumbent carrier Frontier (NYSE: FTR) wants conditions

Carrier Ethernet access: encouraging progress toward network convergence

Adoption of Carrier Ethernet access networks is accelerating. This is due, in my opinion, to strong demand for increased bandwidth in all market segments as well as the emergence of new technologies

Windstream to buy Kentucky Data Link, Norlight

Windstream's (Nasdaq: WIN) ongoing acquisition conquest continues. This time, the independent ILEC is going to acquire Q-Comm Corporation (Q-Comm), a privately-held regional fiber transport and CLEC

IPTV, DVRs will spur growth of 'no-new-wires'-based home networks

WiFi may dominate the home networking airwaves, but IMS Research's new report, Home Networks and Residential Gateways, illustrates that telcos and cable operators alike just as keen on leveraging a

KPN's Telfort to launch triple play service bundle

KPN Telfort has decided to give Netherlands-based consumers a new triple play option. Competitively priced at an introductory rate of $36 a month, the new package includes a 20 Mbps ADSL connection,

FairPoint wants to appoint Paul Sunu as its new CEO

FairPoint (Other OTC: FRCMQ.PK) has decided that if it's ever going to really turn itself around it will need to transfuse some new leadership blood outside of the walls of the ILEC into its system.

Australia begins first phase of NBN network buildout

Australia's National Broadband Network may continue to be the subject of political debate but that's not stopping it from starting the construction of its ambitious last mile fiber open access

CLECs, cable expand U.S. Ethernet market port share

Tier 1 service providers AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) may continue to hold the top spots on Vertical System Group's Ethernet Leaderboard, but it's hard not to notice the gains