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Verizon takes on the world with VPLS

With the expansion of its Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) into additional regions across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America, Verizon is giving multinational corporations (MNCs) even more

RCN pours the wideband love on SMBs

RCN Business Services is playing into the idea that the existing HFC passing the main streets to get into residential neighborhoods can serve a dual purpose for SMBs along that path. While RCN has

Service providers pony up funding for Cioffi's ASSIA

With all of the attention in the last mile being on Fiber to the Premises (FTTP), you would think an announcement on enhancing copper's rate and reach would be so 1990s. But Adaptive Spectrum and

CableLabs issues 'TV Everywhere' RFI

On the heels of SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo, CableLabs has put forth an RFI to the cable and telecom community to develop a common technical approach for the TV Everywhere concept. With a deadline set for

ICANN ignites International Domain Name use

Soon any national government will be able to use their native alphabet characters for their Web addresses as the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently approved the

Cable & Wireless to put demerger back on table

As it gets ready to report its financial results for the first half of 2009 this Thursday, Cable & Wireless says it will reignite its effort to demerge its U.K. and international businesses.

Frontier wants to give helping hand to Verizon retirees

If you're a current Verizon employee working on the lines that the telco is selling off to Frontier Communications and you plan to retire, Frontier says they are 'happy to offer you a part-time job

Cisco considers abandoning TANDBERG purchase

It looks like Cisco's latest move to expand its videoconferencing war chest with an impending $3 billion acquisition of TANDBERG might come to an end. This news arrives only a few weeks after

Cablevision to raise its video rates

The war between Cablevision and its fiercest video rival Verizon is going to get a bit more heated as the cable MSO announced that it will increase the price of its cable TV services 3.7 percent in

Poor sales expand Alcatel-Lucent's Q3 09 losses

Although Alcatel-Lucent maintains it's on track to break even in 2009, weak sales steepened its third-quarter net loss. During the third quarter, Alcatel-Lucent reported a $268 million loss, which

Qwest responds to the SMB's call for simplicity

The small to medium business (SMB) market may be one of the most diverse markets for any telecom provider to serve, but they do share some common attributes: they don't have the staff, knowledge or

Three states approve Frontier's acquisition of Verizon's rural lines

Frontier just came one step closer to establishing itself as one of the U.S.'s largest independent ILECs as state regulators in California, Nevada and South Carolina gave their thumbs up for its

8x8's profits jump in fiscal second quarter

It might be looked at as small potatoes in the larger telecom realm, but VoIP provider 8x8 posted a $1.3 million in net profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2010. This is a major increase from the

Verizon takes FiOS into Westford, Mass.

Verizon has just added another Massachusetts town to its FiOS roster as it has just lit up Westford, Mass. The town's Board of Selectmen granted the ILEC a 15-year cable franchise. To date, Verizon

Cablevision fans out its New York, Jersey WiFi presence

Following a recent effort to equip New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority's commuter trains with WiFi, Cablevision said it has now extended its Optimum WiFi service into Brooklyn, The Bronx

Sluggish economy impacts France Telecom's Q3 results

A challenging economic and regulatory environment has driven France Telecom's earnings down eight percent. During the quarter, France Telecom reported that revenue dropped 6.4 percent to $18.8

Sprint's wireline revenues down once again in Q3

If you're looking for improved financial performance in Sprint's wireline network segment for the third quarter, you won't find it. Once again, Sprint reported that wireline revenues of $1.4 billion

Service providers push back on G.hn standard

G.hn may advertise the promise of a common universal standard to accommodate any home wiring technology (powerline, phone lines and coax), but a number of service providers still aren't convinced.

NTIA, RUS delay broadband grant awards

If you're a service provider or a local government agency waiting to see if you'll get a funding grant for your broadband project, your wait is going to get longer. Citing ongoing confusion over the

Verizon gets J.D. Power nod for broadband access

Even if Verizon's broadband subscriber numbers were down slightly in the third quarter of 2009, it looks like its customers are happy with their service. J.D. Power's new "2009 Internet Service