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Pyramid: U.S. IPTV revenues to rise to $15B by 2014

A new report from Pyramid Research predicts that U.S.-based service providers will be rewarded with a bountiful revenue return from their IPTV service investments. The research firm forecasts that

German associations can't reach VDSL agreement with DT

Deutsche Telekom previously said it would play nice with competitors that wanted to connect to its VDSL network, but apparently the German incumbent is playing hardball. A report emerged that the

Attention broadband providers: There's gold behind that demarc point

There's been a lot of clamoring lately around how the speed of broadband should be defined in the U.S., and according to a Wall Street Journal article, the FCC is looking for clarity on how to define

FairPoint gets on the broadband grant train

FairPoint may continue to struggle with operational and financial issues in its New England markets, but the service provider believes it could help extend broadband access to regions that have

Verizon creates SMB service portal

Cable may be aggressively gaining ground as a competitive communications alternative for Small to Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), but Verizon Business is not backing down. Instead, the telco is

AT&T's no-rehire policy comes under fire

AT&T's policy to not rehire former employees who have retired is now embroiled in controversy. Late last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit against the telecom

Utilities: Cable should pay telecom rate for pole attachments

Cable operators and utility companies might string their wires on the same poles, but their relationship is far from friendly. A group of electric utilities that includes American Electric Power

Cox to add Qualcomm's Brew to its wireless offering

With plans to roll out CDMA EVDO service sometime this year, Cox Communications is now turning its attention to applications as it signed an agreement with Qualcomm to incorporate its Brew platform

Level 3 poses itself as middle mile broadband provider

After the three largest U.S. telcos (AT&T, Qwest and Verizon) and cable operator (Comcast) said they would opt out of the first round of broadband stimulus funding under the American Recovery and

NTIA extends broadband grant application deadline

The wait to see who will get money in the first round of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) broadband stimulus grants will soon be over as the agency said it

Klausner files suit against Cisco, Avaya over voicemail patent

Klausner Technologies announced it has filed a lawsuit against both Cisco and Avaya over voicemail patent infringement. This latest suit, filed in a Texas federal court by the Dovel & Luner law

Vertical: Incumbents dominate U.S. Ethernet market

Despite the growing threat of cable operators and competitive providers, Vertical Systems Group's mid-2009 report shows that incumbent carriers gained the upper hand in the Business Ethernet market

BT sets 1 million WiFi hot spot goal

Soon U.K. mobile Internet subscribers will have more places to connect. BT said it plans to expand its U.K.-based WiFi hot spots to 1 million over the next six months. SinceBT began rolling out WiFi

Cox launches DOCSIS 3.0 attack on Qwest

Cox may have made Verizon FiOS markets the target for its DOCSIS 3.0 service, but now it's turning its attention to Qwest's Fiber to the Node (FTTN) Arizona market. The cable MSO wants to one up

Montana PSC: Qwest should apply for broadband funding

Only a week after Qwest decided to opt out of the first round of federal funding for new broadband deployments from the National Telecommunications Industry Association (NTIA)--a decision it argued

What's your favorite networking debate?

If you like lists, and like to debate networking issues, Network World has a fun feature on "Networking's 50 Greatest Arguments." There are some obvious ones (Ethernet vs. Token Ring), some old ones

GRAPHS: Broadband continues to grow

Broadband growth in rural areas outpaced the growth of the nation's more populous areas, but continued to lag behind in total penetration. The biggest markets, New York and Chicago, for example, grew

JDSU takes revenue hit, reports deeper loss

JDS Uniphase, the vendor of test-and-measurement systems and optical components, reported about $276.1 million in revenue for its fiscal fourth quarter, after earlier telling analysts that it would

ComScore: Rural broadband penetration rate growing

Market research firm comScore reported that broadband penetration in rural markets is growing at a faster rate than it is in larger metro markets--about 16 percent to 11 percent over the last two

Verizon Business promotes virtualization

Verizon Business announced a full slate of server virtualization offerings for enterprise customers last year at a time when many telcos were eyeing the rapidly rising sector, and then expanded its