JD Power: Cable over DSL, but fickle users leave on price

High speed Internet customers prefer cable over DSL these days, but 30 percent of them are willing to dump their providers if they get a better deal elsewhere, says J.D. Power and Associates.

SPOTLIGHT: Comcast outscores telcos in broadband subs

Comcast added 382,000 new Internet subscribers in the third quarter, more than AT&T, Verizon and Qwest combined, says Dow Jones News Service. AT&T added 148,000 subs and Qwest added 61,000

If Moto didn't have handsets…

While Motorola can't get ditch its red-ink-spewing handset division in the current environment, its other divisions don't do so badly. The Motley Fool says the rest of Moto is "working just fine"

Kennedy in as Avaya CEO

Kevin Kennedy, who stepped down as CEO of JDSU yesterday, was announced today as the new CEO and president of Avaya Inc. The move will be effective Jan. 2009. Charles Giancarlo, the interim CEO, will

The strategic power of fiber

When Verizon took the right decision to deploy fiber to the home, analysts flayed the company. "Too expensive," they whined. "Not worth the money." As recently as this summer, one analyst argued

JDSU CEO to leave, job cuts planned

Kevin Kennedy, the Bell Labs veteran and one-time Cisco Systems executive who has been CEO of JDS Uniphase for five years, will leave the company next month. He is leaving to become the CEO of Avaya,

Alcatel-Lucent narrows loss

Alcatel-Lucent continued its string of quarterly losses, but showed improved profit on lower restructuring charges in its third quarter 2008 earnings report, and said it is working to streamline its

Survey: Teleworking pads workers' wallets

It stands to reason that if you work from home instead of traveling to an office located outside the home, you are bound to save money on gas, or at least on whatever public transportation you use to

T-Systems expands in U.S. with XO

T-Systems, the corporate enterprise-focused unit of Germany's Deutsche Telekom that once seemed to be destined to be sold by DT, is expanding services into six major U.S. metropolitan markets.

BCE profit down, acquisition on track

In what probably will be its last earnings report as a public company, Bell Canada Enterprises, parent of Bell Canada, reported a sharp decline in third quarter profit, but indicated that the

Hardware Corner: ATCA growth ahead

The Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA, or if you're in a hurry, ATCA) is not something that we often hear network operators talk about publicly. It has a lot to do with

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Qwest Q3 profit drops, job cuts ahead

Qwest Communications, still the third-largest telco in the U.S., reported third quarter earnings that included $151 million in net income. That profit posting was sharply lower than the $2.06 billion

Telcos put green strategies on display

Light Reading's Green Telecom 2008 one-day conference was held in Dallas this week, and the event gave telcos like AT&T a chance to promote their environmental friendliness, which must be rooted

Rural telco consolidation: Will they, and when?

CenturyTel's bid this week to acquire Embarq stunned just about everyone except the two companies involved. The surprise occurred mostly because it seemed like ongoing credit pressure and the overall

Comcast profit up 38%, telephony subs rise 483K

Cable TV company Comcast, in its third quarter earnings report, showed no signs of paying for the success that its big telco competitors experienced during the quarter. The largest cable player

Verizon Business details its third quarter

On the day after parent Verizon posted its third quarter numbers, Verizon Business is providing details on how it put $5.4 billion into the bigger financial picture. Focused on large business and

Critics, Congress rally for delaying FCC phone rate vote

It's not to the level of pitchforks and torches, but a scheduled vote on phone rate reform November 4 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is stirring up critics and Congress alike; 61

Bandwidth limits bit users

If you think Comcast is the only service provider limiting access to bandwidth, think again. Clearwire and Qwest also have fine print "terms of use" policies that a small fraction of customers have

Microsoft's Azure cloud drifts in

At its Professional Developer's Conference on Monday, Microsoft announced Windows Azure, its new cloud computing platform and services. The offerings will have an impact upon a number of markets,