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AT&T deepens Internet connectivity relationship with Hilton Worldwide

Soon Hilton Worldwide patrons will be able to get new Internet connection courtesy of AT&T (NYSE: T). Already well known in the hospitality industry, AT&T will provide the hotel chain its

Sonus expands European presence through NewTelco partnership

Sonus (Nasdaq: SONS) sees Europe as a major growth engine so it has struck a partnership with NewTelco, a European-based network solutions provider, to expand its presence in Central and Eastern

Hurricane Electric makes IPv4 address shortage public service announcement

Hurricane Electric wants to let any business owner or service provider know that as IPv4 addresses reach the exhaustion point--a figure experts say could happen in about a year--they're happy to help

ADTRAN's Q2 results beat analyst expectations

Fueled by what company CEO Tom Stanton said was a "strong demand for high speed connectivity coupled with increasing demand for Ethernet services," ADTRAN's (Nasdaq: ADTN) Q2 revenue surpassed

Telstra's Ethernet service gets MEF 9 and 14 certifications

Telstra has taken another step forward with its global Ethernet service suite by securing the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF) MEF 9 and MEF 14 certifications. With MEF 14 certification for its Ethernet

Fujitsu, Indiana University verify PDL could benefit 40, 100 Gbps deployments

Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL), once a minor impairment in fiber networks, could actually have a "significant effect" on service providers deploying 40 and 100 Gbps transmission networks, a joint

Australia's NBN will fill in rural fiber gaps with satellite

Fiber to the Premises (FTTP)-based broadband may be at the core of Australia's NBN Co.'s National Broadband Network, but the realities of the country's tough terrain is forcing the service provider

Make your voice heard with the FCC: NOI comments due July 15

In its latest attempt to impose net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 17 released a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on broadband reclassification. This risky strategy

Windstream will maintain Little Rock presence

Windstream's (Nasdaq: WIN) former parent Alltel may have left Little Rock, Ark. when it was acquired by Verizon Wireless, but the wireline company is going to stay put. After Windstream was formed

Frontier/Verizon cutover sees few glitches in Oregon

Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) may have run into some wholesale customer problems in West Va. when it transitioned the lines it acquired from Verizon (NYSE:VZ) to its own systems--issues that

FairPoint thinks about its next move in Vermont

After Vermont's Public Service Board rejected FairPoint Communications' (FRCMQ.PK) reorganization plan, the troubled service provider is considering to either appeal its decision by either working

XO extends network reach in Seattle

XO Communications (OTC BB: XOHO.OB) sees the Seattle metro as one of the many existing markets it operates as a ripe area to expand its network presence. In this latest network expansion, XO will

Tyco Electronics to acquire ADC for $1.25 billion

Tyco Electronics (NYSE: TEL) needed to beef up its consumer and broadband network capabilities, so it's going to acquire ADC Telecommunications (Nasdaq: ADCT) for $1.25 billion. To fund its purchase,

Utopia FTTH network looks to turn itself around

When the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA) open access Fiber to the Home (FTTH) emerged in 2002, it was heralded as a hero by extending broadband to areas where the

Italian government encourages Telecom Italia, unions to find common ground

The Italian government has asked Telecom Italia (NYSE: TI), which has proposed cutting 6,800 employees from its workforce, to work out a deal with the country's labor unions that have protested the

Legislators block bill to ban North Carolina municipal broadband efforts

North Carolina's municipal broadband providers have won another victory over local service provider incumbents AT&T, Time Warner Cable and CenturyLink, which weren't able to get their

Sovernet gets grant to build Vermont-based middle mile network

Sovernet, the Vermont-based subsidiary of Atlantic Tele-Network (NASDAQ: ATNI), is getting $33.4 million broadband courtesy of the National Telecommunications and Information Administrations (NTIA)

Qwest to provide nationwide IP services to MiCTA

Qwest's (NYSE: Q) latest endorsement by MiCTA, a nationwide group purchasing organization for K-12, higher education, and libraries for traditional telecom and IP-based services illustrates that

AT&T, Verizon are rolling in Universal Service Fund dough

While the debate over revamping the Universal Service Fund (USF) swirls in the FCC's regulatory halls, new congressional committee figures show that AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon (NYSE:VZ) pocketed

Telstra, Internode see some uptake from FTTH trial

Just as Telstra (ASX: TLS.AX) moves ahead with its agreement to sell its wireline network to the Australian government and their National Broadband Network initiative, Telstra has seen a fifth of the