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Groups lobby FCC for delays on rate reform, white space votes

More groups are urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to delay votes on intercarrier

Level 3 revival continues, outlook concerns

Level 3 Communications posted third quarter earnings that included a $120 million net loss, that was bigger than its $33 million loss in the second quarter this year, but much better than its $174

ADC slashes outlook; will sell unit, cut jobs

ADC Telecommunications announced late yesterday that it is revising its fiscal 2008 revenue outlook downward to between $1.47 billion and $1.495 billion, from the previously-stated expectation of

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High-bandwidth Ethernet market holds great potential

The high-bandwidth Ethernet market--services at 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps and beyond--is poised for big things in the years ahead. Growth is expected despite poor macroeconomic indicators that suggest lower

Verizon Business pushes 10G Ethernet

The Ethernet service market has been teeming with activity of late, and now, Verizon Business is claiming to be the first major carrier to standardize on Ethernet service speeds up to 10 Gbps for

SureWest bonds with ADSL2+

SureWest Communications, whose claim to fame is as a pioneering fiber-to-the-home carrier, is now offering bonded ADSL2+ broadband service in its home territory. And in some cases, it's doubling or

SPOTLIGHT: AT&T continues to lose wireline and the surprise is…?

A deeper dive into AT&T's third quarter number reveals the company lost 990,000 phone lines, cutting total revenues down 2.2 percent to $17.6 billion. Analysts are making a fuss about it, but

AT&T's warm 3Q results

In reporting its third quarter results, AT&T met analyst expectations as it boasted of strong wireless performance and gains for both U-Verse IPTV and wireline IP revenues. Wholesale revenues

NARUC urges FCC to postpone reforms

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has called for the Federal Communications Commission to postpone action on reforms to the intercarrier compensation and Universal Service

Could U.S. CTO help broadband cause?

Presidential candidate Barack Obama has warned his supporters not to get over-confident about his chances in the election, but that hasn't quieted the discussions about the figures who could play

MEF eyes Ethernet peering point

Light Reading, reporting from its Ethernet Expo in New York, says the Metro Ethernet Forum is considering creating a third-party Ethernet peering point for carrier Ethernet hand-offs. The Ethernet

Tellabs tallies $999 million loss, cuts 280 jobs

Network equipment vendor Tellabs posted a net loss of $999 million as part of its third quarter earnings report, though most of the loss came from a $988 million charge to write-down intangible

Long Island's broadband battle

Cablevision and Verizon are locked into a high speed war in New York that many of us hope to see in our back yards real soon. Cablevision has picked up more than 2 million phone customers and is

Comcast speed & price increases in pipeline

Comcast employees apparently didn't get the Apple Computer Zip-it training, because they're talking about new speed tiers and pricing to rollout in several markets over the next few weeks. Employees

DT to partner with competitors for fiber build

Deutsche Telecom is reportedly going to work with its competitors to build out fiber networks, rather than shouldering the costs by itself. DT fixed-infrastructure boss Timothy Höttges is

Bye bye public property pay phones

Pay phones may soon join the crank phone and pulse dialing in the dustbin of telecommunications history, if trends in San Diego and other areas continue. Coronado tore out more than half of the pay

SPOTLIGHT: AT&T 3Q earnings preview

AT&T reports its third-quarter financial results Wednesday, and financial analysts are making their predictions on what might be revealed. "Relatively steady" results are expected, despite the

Debt tightness still threatening telecom

Third quarter earnings so far have not painted a terribly ugly picture for the telecom industry. We'll learn more as major carriers report earnings this week, but aside from some obvious caution

Ericsson net income down, but sales up

Swedish vendor Ericsson reported third-quarter net income of $378 million, and, although that was a 28 percent decrease from the same quarter last year, the figure still beat analysts' estimates.