AT&T owes Missouri munies $65M

A Circuit Court judge in St. Louis has approved a settlement in a long-running legal fight between telco giant AT&T and about 330 municipalities in Missouri who had charged that AT&T did not

Hatteras sells EoC repeaters to Utah telco

Hatteras Networks has added repeaters to its Ethernet-over-copper solution to boost its transmission reach from several thousand feet to more than 25 miles. That latter distance is achieved by using

IPtimize buys Teliphonex to expand reach

Denver-based service provider IPtimize has acquired the Teliphonex VoIP business of fellow service provider National Telecom & Broadband Services, which is based in West Palm Beach, Fla. The buy

xTCA's big day getting closer

The family of xTCA standards--the Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA), MicroTCA, and Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC)--are as familiar as, well, family to the major network

Unlisted number charges still rankle

Last month, a California state Senate bill that sought to stop telcos from charging consumers a fee to keep their phone numbers unlisted was shelved for the second consecutive year under what was

Buy American, but maybe not for broadband gear

The U.S. Commerce Dept. and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration have made an adjustment to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that loosens the "buy

Comcast expands, revamps global calling

Cable TV giant Comcast, which earlier this year touted its telephony success with that claim that it had become the third-largest residential telephone service provider in the U.S. in terms of total

FCC broadband comment reply period extended

The Federal Communications Commission has extended by two weeks the deadline by which telecom companies can file replies to more than 500 initial comments filed with the agency regarding the

Genachowski gets full Senate nod

After passing quickly through the Senate Commerce Committee last week, Julius Genachowski was approved as the next Federal Communications Commission Chairman by the full U.S. Senate Thursday night,

Tellabs makes enterprise push with carrier partners

Tellabs, like many telecom equipment companies, is looking to diversify and succeed in the enterprise market as well as in the carrier sector. The company is doing so, however by partnering with its

Wire reports: FCC has approved CenturyTel-Embarq deal

At least three newswire services reported late yesterday that the Federal Communications Commission has approved CenturyTel's acquisition of Embarq to form the new company CenturyLink. However, the

WSJ: Ad groups pursuing Web privacy initiative

The Wall Street Journal reports that advertising industry trade groups--including the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the Association of National Advertisers, the Direct Marketing

Vestberg to lead Ericsson starting next year

Having spent the 20-oughts emerging from economic crisis to become a global mega-vendor, Ericsson will start the 20-teens with a new CEO intent on continuing its expansion and strength in emerging

AT&T partners with Cooper on smart grids

As smart-grid technology for managing home energy consumption becomes all the rage, we are seeing more announcements of traditional telcos positioning to get their piece of the action. AT&T,

Sorting out Nortel's metro Ethernet bidders

Following reports that there may be as many as nine companies vying to acquire Nortel Network's metro Ethernet unit, Light Reading takes a look at who the so far-unnamed bidders might be. LR actually

Verizon pushes Ethernet bandwidth-on-demand

Verizon Business has announced a bandwidth-on-demand service for its Ethernet Virtual Private Line customers, enabling a usage-based pay scenario. Verizon EVPL Dynamic Bandwidth allows business of

Juniper, NSN team for IPoDWDM-like effort

Juniper Networks and Nokia Siemens Networks have announced a joint effort to create router interfaces to optical networking equipment and components, an approach that is being likened to Cisco

FCC near OK for CenturyTel-Embarq deal

The Federal Communications Commission, still limited to three commissioners pending the arrival of a new chairman and one other commissioner, reportedly is very close to approving the

AT&T targeting femto launch for this year

AT&T said at a conference in London that it plans to launch national 3G femtocell-based service later this year, according to Light Reading's Unstrung. AT&T has been reported for some time to

Report: Nortel close to enterprise unit sale

Nortel Networks, which confirmed it is pursuing a break-up, is near to making a deal to sell its enterprise business unit, according to the Toronto Global and Mail. Avaya is described as the most