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Nortel pledges to offer more re-org details

With partners such as JDS Uniphase and Andrew, among others, saying they need more details from Nortel Networks about its bankruptcy protection plans, the Canadian network equipment vendor reportedly

Comcast profit down, telephony revenue strong

Cable TV giant Comcast saw an anticipated write-down related to its investment in Clearwire drive down its profit for the fourth quarter of 2008 to about $412 million, a drop of 32 percent from the

Global Crossing sees enterprise market resilience

Global Crossing reported a net loss of $51 million for the fourth quarter of 2008, though revenue was up by about 4 percent to $642 million. The service provider, which successfully has refocused

Verizon may offer $5 landline plan

In the latest "stem-the-bleeding-landlines" tactic, Verizon Communications may begin offering a $5 per month landline calling plan that would allow customers to receive calls, but only dial out to

DOCSIS 3.0 yummy-yummy to cable customers, companies

Happiness for Comcast's high-speed craving broadband customers translates to speeds of up to 50 Mbps with the roll-out of DOCSIS 3.0. The company's Extreme 50 service has been turned up fairly

Frontier sounds off on rural broadband

Maggie Wilderotter, Frontier Communications chairman and CEO, told state utility commissioners that quality broadband service is the key to aiding a growing rural economy. As the nation's

Sonus Networks launches new IP peering solution

Sonus Networks is rolling out new IP peering technology, Mobile SecurEdge, at Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona, Spain. Mobile SecurEdge is a secure IP-peering solution the company says

Emerson Network Power rolls out new 10 GbE ATCA platform core

Emerson Network Power has announced its "most economical" 10Gb Ethernet system for central office and server applications, the Centellis 4410 ATCA platform core. The 14-slot, 13U Centellis 4410 is

FairPoint continues to plod through email snafu

At two weeks and counting, northern New England customers continue to deal with transferring email addresses from their old verizon.com service to the new FairPoint Communications email system.

CornerStone builds reputation for consolidation

Rural telco consolidation expected to take place in 2008 was largely put on hold while market conditions for financing collapsed, though CenturyTel's proposal last October to acquire Embarq may have

Stimulus fun has just begun

The broadband stimulus funding plan of about $7.2 billion accounts for less than 1 percent of the overall $787 billion national economic stimulus package. However, when it comes to allocating and

MEF pursues mobile backhaul standards

Ethernet is already becoming a force in the mobile backhaul market--if not a pervasively used backhaul technology, then at least a major influence in the future technical and economic realities of

AT&T to pay $8.3M in E-Rate squabble

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that AT&T has agreed to pay a settlement of $8.3 million related to the DoJ's allegations that the telco's technical services unit "relied on

Final broadband stimulus figure: $7.2 billion

Congress approved the $787 billion economic stimulus bill Friday night by a vote of 60-38, after much debate and compromise that saw the final sum, as well as all of its parts, shift up and down

EMBARQ reports record cash flow, lower revenue for Q4 and 2008

On Thursday EMBARQ reported total Q4 revenues of $1.48 billion, (diluted) earnings per share of $1.34 and cash flow before dividends of $295 million. For 2008, EMBARQ had total revenues of $6.12

UPDATE: New Mexico PRC intervenes to assist SkyWi customers

On Thursday the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) issued a series of orders to SkyWi and telcos serving New Mexico in order to prevent disruption of services as Qwest shuts down SkyWi's

More protests about AT&T's U-Verse deployments: Those ugly boxes

Citizens in North Carolina and Indiana are petitioning their local governments to stop AT&T's from installing large Video Ready Access boxes for its U-Verse service in their neighborhoods. The

Verizon moves Killian from Verizon Business to top CFO

Verizon Business President John Killian has been promoted to executive vice president and CFO of Verizon Communications, replacing the retiring CFO Doreen Toben. Killian will take over as EVP and CFO

BCE raises dividend, tightens belt.

Bell Canada parent BCE is raising its dividend 5 percent to shore up investor confidence, as well as implementing a series of cost-cutting measures. BCE reported a fourth-quarter loss of $48 million

Verizon loses customer data service switch lawsuit

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that Verizon is no longer allowed to use proprietary info from its competitors to get customers to switch to its service. Verizon was sending letters to customers who