Verizon brings the 100 Gbps show to Dallas

Verizon is serious about 100 Gbps networking, and its latest field trial in North Dallas, Texas is another proof point in the service provider's desire. In the latest trial, Verizon worked with

ADVA Optical brings light to KDDI's managed WDM service

To power its "Managed WDM Service," KDDI is deploying ADVA Optical's FSP 3000 WDM solution. Already adopted by various large enterprises, KDDI will leverage ADVA's platform to deliver optical

FCC wants to shift USF focus towards broadband

In order to increase broadband speeds and availability under the proposed broadband plan it will turn in to Congress next week, the FCC wants to reallocate the $4.6 billion currently used to provide

AT&T Southeast, CWA ratify core wireline agreement

After failing to ratify a tentative agreement they reached last December, AT&T wireline workers in the Southeast Region (CWA District 3) Friday voted to ratify a three-year agreement between the

Alcatel-Lucent: 200 million DSL lines and counting

With the installation of a VDSL2 line at Telefónica, Alcatel-Lucent now has shipped its 200 millionth DSL line. The new line, which is part of Telefonica's global network transformation

tw telecom gets on the debt refinancing train

tw telecom has decided to refinance its debt by selling $30 million worth of senior notes. The Denver-based CLEC plans to pay off debt that's due in 2014 with a 9.25 percent interest rate. Set to

Net neutrality comes to Ofcom's attention

It appears that the U.S. is not the only country pushing for net neutrality. Across the pond, the U.K.'s telecom regulator Ofcom is now weighing what a net neutrality plan would mean to its

Abry partners to acquire RCN for $1.2 billion

RCN, one of the original so-called cable overbuilders to emerge in the mid-1990s, has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Abry Partners for about $1.2 billion. News of the acquisition has

NCTA contends broadband stimulus funding is being misallocated

One of the big problems with the broadband stimulus program is the lack of clarity on what actually is an "unserved" and "underserved" broadband area. Case in point is the National Cable &

GTA TeleGuam pumps $10 million into network infrastructure

With five years under its belt as a private company, the former state-run GTA TeleGuam is eager to bulk up its wireline/wireless network holdings to stay on par with a host of other competitive

AT&T won't pursue suit against homeowner for slippery walkway

AT&T has decided to not pursue litigation against a Chicago-based property owner after one of the phone giant's technicians broke his leg after falling on a slippery walkway. Thinking that all

Ciena fails to hit Q1 target

Just as it gets ready to put the lid on its Nortel Metro Ethernet Network (MEN) deal, Ciena's shares were down 9.2 percent yesterday when it reported that it failed to meet its sales targets and a

ADVA Optical: Carrier Ethernet sales drove 2009's revenues

ADVA Optical Networking fared well in Q4 09 as it reported that revenues totaled $81 million, coming slightly above the $77.2 million it gained in Q4 2008 and $79 million in Q3 09. Prepared in

Bankruptcy courts bless Nortel's CVAS sale to GENBAND

Another piece in the sad chapter in Nortel's ongoing liquidation came to a close today when the Canadian company got word from both the bankruptcy courts in the U.S. and Canada that they could

Packet Optical Networking Platforms: One size does not fit all

by Eve Griliches, ACG Research (Editor's note: This article is also included in FierceTelecom's new eBook called Packet Optical Networking Platforms: Maintaining the legacy, next-gen balance. Click

FCC wants $25 billion to expand broadband availability

Although there are few details available about the FCC's proposed broadband plan that it will submit next week to Congress, one thing is for sure, it's not going to be cheap. According to a Wall

European Commission: Broadband should be universally available

Most of Europe may be satisfied that remote regions now have access to basic telephone and basic Internet service, but the European Union thinks that the law needs to be updated to include broadband

Level 3 gets NTIA funding to build middle mile network

Level 3 has officially joined the middle mile network winners' circle as the wholesale provider announced this week that it has secured $13.7 million in broadband stimulus funding from the National

NTIA, RUS extend deadlines for second round of broadband funding

If you're one of the many service providers or local communities worried about getting your application for the second round of broadband stimulus monies in on time, don't worry because the National

Telstra strikes out against changes to Australia's NBN plan

Just when it looked like the Australian government and Telstra might have been nearing an agreement over its place in the country's broadband future, the tide turns yet again. This time, Telstra is