Windstream is bringing up to 100 Mbps speeds to nearly 240 markets in 16 states, making its service more competitive with cable operators that are poaching Windstream's growing mix of consumer and small- to medium-sized business customers.
AT&T has taken over the wireless TV advertising spending crown from T-Mobile in August, says a new FierceWireless report -- AT&T leads wireless TV ad spending in August. FierceWireless is providing a monthly look at the wireless industry's advertising spending in partnership with TV advertising provider iSpot.tv.
Cincinnati Bell may be an advocate of 1 Gbps FTTH service, but like other wireline telcos it has found that in the near-term most of its customers find utility in 30 Mbps speed services.
Wireless backhaul has become a big business opportunity for a growing number of wireline-centric service providers, but providing fiber and bandwidth services has become just one part of a broader equation for Unite Private Networks (UPN) and Zayo.
Verizon may be sticking to its guns that it won't build out FiOS to any new markets, but that has not stopped the mayors from Peabody and Salem, Mass., from pleading with the telco to build out its FTTH service in their towns.
A Windstream executive would not confirm the company is going to sell off its data center business, Hosted Solutions, debunking rumors that emerged in August that a deal was forthcoming.
Google Fiber has cited that it is talking to three new cities -- Irvine, Calif.; Louisville, Ky. and San Diego -- as three cities that it is considering to light its 1 Gbps service, but there's no promise the service provider will move forward with an actual deployment.
CenturyLink is aware that when Charter Communications completes its acquisition of Time Warner Cable the merger will give CenturyLink a larger threat in its residential and business service capabilities, but the telco says it has the right weapons to compete.
The Metro Ethernet Forum said that the number of service providers that have received MEF CE 2.0 certification has risen 82 percent from 28 percent in the second quarter of 2014 and 55 providers worldwide as of August.
Frontier, a telco that's focused on serving Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, may see a large revenue gain in the next year by expanding broadband services through the second phase of the Connect America Fund (CAF-II). Financial analyst firm Jefferies said in a research report that out of all of the telcos that accepted CAF-II funding, Frontier should benefit the most with "2016 revenue/EBITDA up +2.8 percent /+6.8 percent relative to the prior support mechanism."
AT&T is not afraid of meeting its ambitious goal to bring its 1 Gbps FTTH service to an additional 11.7 million locations it agreed to meet as one of the tenets with the FCC to get approval of its DirecTV acquisition.
Verizon's Global Business unit looks to improve operations amidst copper migration, IP price compression challenges
Verizon's Global Business division continues to operate in a challenging environment as the newer IP-based services aren't making up for declines in legacy TDM.
RCN Business is enhancing its data center reach in the Greater Boston area by opening new facilities in Bedford and Waltham, Mass., bringing its total number of area data centers to eight.
Cincinnati Bell may have come into 2015 with a conservative outlook for its business service segment, but it is finding new growth in the segment as it wins new contracts and expands its out of territory reach.
AT&T has once again found its network being compromised by vandals and its offering up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those people responsible for attempted copper theft in Ukiah, Calif. that caused damage to a fiber line.
Verizon may have a strong set of wireline and wireless assets, but the telco does not see itself following its European service provider counterparts in offering a quad-play service bundle for its consumers.
Level 3 Communications has established a new interconnection agreement with Google Cloud Platform, allowing customers to get access to content delivery network services through CDN Interconnect, part of the Google Cloud Interconnect product line.
Birch Communications has introduced new enhancements to its Birch Carrier Solution (BCS) wholesale port and is adding new elements to its wholesale products portfolio, providing customers with new options to deliver voice, data and cloud services to their customer bases.
Cable operators aren't running scared from the 1 Gbps threat made by Google Fiber (NASDAQ: GOOG) and a growing base of telcos like AT&T (NYSE: T) and CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), but rather are fighting back with the DOCSIS 3.1 standard, one that Cable Labs says will support 1 Gbps over their existing hybrid fiber coax networks. Read more here.
Verizon's recent decision to turn down the $144 million of the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II) comes at a time when new rumors have emerged that it could hang up more of its wireline assets. So who would be the potential bidders for Verizon's wireline assets?