Twenty six Colorado cities, 17 counties lift 10-year ban on municipal broadband investment

The municipal broadband movement got a boost in Colorado as residents in five cities and two counties voted to overturn a law that limited local communities from building a broadband business even in areas where incumbent telcos and cable operators have refused to upgrade facilities.

Cincinnati Bell passes additional 25,800 homes with Fioptics service, sees increased cord cutting

Cincinnati Bell is making continued inroads with its Fioptics service, passing an additional 25,800 units with the service during the third-quarter. The service is now available to 408,000 addresses within greater Cincinnati.

Frontier lures small businesses away from cable with broadband price lock-in

Frontier is giving its small to medium business customers the option to lock in their broadband price with its "Price for Life" promotion whereby the price of business customers' Internet and phone services will never go up as long as they remain with the telco.

FairPoint's Ethernet, IP services growth offset voice declines, hints at M&A possibilities

FairPoint is seeing its investment in Ethernet services continue to become a key revenue driver to offset ongoing voice service and legacy data services declines, a trend that continued into the third quarter.

EarthLink's Alterman: It's important to protect our lit fiber business

EarthLink is seeing growing interest from a host of carriers and enterprises for its transport services, including dark fiber, but it does not want to enable one of its service provider competitors either.

Colorado communities band together to eliminate municipal broadband restrictions

A group of 26 Colorado communities, including 17 counties, will vote on an initiative to overturn a 10-year old law that restricts local municipalities from building their own broadband networks.

Despite Comcast, DirecTV, Dish moves, pay-TV industry slow to move on 4K opportunity

Despite a number of product debuts by some of the largest pay-TV providers, including DirecTV, Comcast and Dish Network, the overall industry has yet to fully embrace 4K services.

Cox brings 1 Gbps service to select Providence, RI properties

Cox Communications has set Providence, R.I., as the next stop on its 1 Gbps adventure, announcing that it will offer its Gigablast service to residential customers a number of the city's downtown properties.

Lumos' small cell exposure is limited, but CEO Biltz says opportunities ahead in 2016

Lumos Networks may not be seeing a large amount of small cell backhaul opportunities today, but the service provider's ongoing fiber investments will allow it to capitalize on them as wireless operators build out facilities in the territories it serves, its CEO said during the company's third-quarter earnings call.

Zayo's Las Vegas data center gains another 10K square feet as customer demand grows

zColo, the data center and colocation arm of Zayo, is enhancing its Las Vegas data center with the addition of about 10,000 new square feet. Set to be available later this month, this center will now have 28,000 square feet of total billable space.

Frontier snags 27K new broadband subscribers, but sees 3Q seasonal churn rise

Frontier may be seeing its broadband base continue to grow, but the service provider saw churn rise during the third quarter due to seasonal trends and customers dropping voice services and moving out of territory.

PEG Bandwidth: Content owners, cable operators are driving demand for 100G in Tier 2 and 3 markets

PEG Bandwidth has found that demand for its fiber-based higher speed services, including its 100G service, to wholesale and business customers in Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets is being driven by the sheer demand for new bandwidth.

Verizon says Windstream, Incompas want to shift special construction costs to incumbent carriers

Verizon is speaking out against claims made by Windstream and competitive industry forum Incompas that the special construction practices and charges to deliver DS1 services to its retail and wholesale customers aren't consistent across its customer segments.

FirstNet incorporates LTE into network, eyes potential carrier partners

FirstNet, a network created to solve the communication interoperability problems among public-safety officials first uncovered during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, is moving to incorporate LTE into its growing network.

HFN, GigabitNow follow Google Fiber's lead with $70 gigabit service for Washington community

Highlands Fiber Network, an FTTH network provider serving Issaquah Highlands, Wash., has taken a page out of Google Fiber's playbook by lowering the price of its 1 Gbps service from $200 to $70 a month.

AT&T brings 1 Gbps FTTH service to Jacksonville, Fla., sets focus on broader state expansion

AT&T is now offering its 1 Gbps service U-Verse with GigaPower in Jacksonville, Fla., as part of a broader effort to wire the state with its FTTH services.

Shentel's fiber sales rise to $7.1M, but contract costs take a $400K bite

Shentel's wireline network continues to see gains from its wholesale fiber services business with $7.1 million in third-quarter sales. The service provider said that it has strong customer interest for its fiber network services.

CenturyLink adds fiber connectivity to five CyrusOne data centers

CenturyLink has added fiber links to five more CyrusOne data centers, bringing its total to 12. The telco said there are now a dozen CyrusOne data centers directly connected to CenturyLink's 250,000-route-mile fiber network and 300,000-mile international transport network.

TDS continues FTTH push, says IPTV growth is strong

TDS Telecom is pushing ahead with its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and IPTV deployments, rolling out service in two more markets in the third quarter bringing its total footprint to 22 markets, or 20 percent of its total footprint.

TalkTalk downplays effects of latest cyberattack that affected 'less than' 1.2M customer details

UK telecom service provider TalkTalk released some carefully worded stats on the number of user accounts that were compromised when it was hacked several days ago. The operator said "less than 1.2 million" email addresses, names and phone numbers of its customers were accessed in what it called a sustained cyberattack.