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CenturyLink's Ewing: We're looking at over-the-top video

CenturyLink is considering its own movement into the growing over-the-top (OTT) video market segment, a top company executive told investors.

Lumos advances data center connections to 29 with Expedient's Pittsburgh deployment

Lumos Networks has been making progress in extending its fiber network to data center locations and its recent deployment to Expedient's data center in Pittsburgh's Allegheny Center Mall (ACM) is evidence of that trend. The service provider now has 29 data centers connected to its fiber network and five in Pittsburgh alone.

AT&T's Donovan: Software, IP migration will increase business service delivery timelines

AT&T continues to see its bet on its ongoing network migration from TDM to IP bear fruit, particularly on the enterprise market, according to a top company executive.

Verizon's McAdam: Some wireline assets would be better off in someone else's hands

Verizon CEO and Chairman Lowell McAdam says that a potential sale of some of its wireline assets could provide the company with various operational and process benefits.

Broadcom, D-Link and Qualcomm Atheros get behind HomePlug AV2 MIMO certification program

A group of home networking-related vendors, including Broadcom, D-Link, Qualcomm Atheros and Lea Networks, have put their support behind the HomePlug AV2 multiple input multiple output (MIMO) certification program for powerline-based home networking products.

Zayo enhances Kansas fiber, on-net building reach with IdeaTek acquisition

Zayo has completed its $52 million acquisition of the carrier and enterprise segments of Buhler, Kan.-based IdeaTek, a deal that immediately bolsters its fiber network to serve new carrier and on-net building locations in Kansas.

Connected cars, 4K video and home networking take center stage at CES 2015

Whether it's connected cars, 4K video or next-gen home networking technologies like Home Plug AV, the Fierce editorial team is out in force at this year's CES 2015 show. Phil Goldstein, Mike Dano and Daniel Frankel are on the ground throughout the week in Las Vegas covering all the major keynotes, events and press conferences. Stay tuned to this page for complete coverage of the CES 2015 show. You can visit the page here.

Global Capacity wraps acquisition of MegaPath's wholesale division

Global Capacity has put the final touches on its acquisition of MegaPath's wholesale business, enhancing its wholesale and Dedicated Access customer base.

CenturyLink taps cloud expert Meehan to lead its public sector division

CenturyLink didn't have to look too far to find a permanent replacement to lead its government division, naming company veteran Tim Meehan to permanently take over the role that was vacated when Diana Gowen retired last June.

Data center, colocation market surpasses $25B, says 451 Research

It's never been a better time to be in the data center colocation market, one that 451 Research says has surpassed the $25 billion revenue run rate with 6 percent of data center providers accounting for over half of global revenue.

FCC plans to vote on net neutrality in February

The FCC plans to vote on net neutrality in late February, a move that will spur a series of legal challenges from telcos and industry groups on one of the key policy issues that will govern how Internet traffic is delivered to consumers.

Google Fiber: Title II reclassification could ease access to utility poles, rights-of-way

Google Fiber wrote in an FCC filing that if the FCC proceeds with reclassifying broadband providers under Title II of the Telecom Act, it could enable it to more readily gain access to utility poles and related infrastructure like ducts owned by electric and gas utility companies.

Cincinnati Bell launches $200M project to deepen Ohio fiber footprint

Cincinnati Bell is dedicating $200 million to deepen its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) presence in two Ohio cities in 2015, citing growth in its business customer base.

Comcast/TWC will create one of the largest local telecom providers, says group of telcos

A group of  telcos, including CenturyLink and FairPoint Communications, has told the FCC that if the Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger is approved, they should not be required to provide the combined company access to unbundled network elements (UNEs) to deliver voice services.

NLRB rejects union challenges to FairPoint's contract proposals

FairPoint Communications won a small victory in its ongoing fight with its union workers in northern New England as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has rejected the unions' accusations that the service provider is bargaining in "bad faith."

Net neutrality, Google Fiber highlight transition, change in 2014: Year in Review


As we look to close out yet another year here at FierceTelecom, it's time to reflect back on the major news themes of the past year. Net neutrality and consolidation were just a couple of the key topics that will continue to dominate the industry. Once you've checked out this year's biggest stories, let us know what you think in the comments.

New Hampshire delays vote on $13M contract amidst ongoing union strike, outages

FairPoint Communications' pending $13 million contract with New Hampshire has gone into limbo as the state has decided to delay action amidst a spike in service outages that have emerged during a labor strike by its northern New England employees.

Report: Republicans propose new net neutrality alternative to prevent 'paid prioritization'

Republican Congressional leaders are proposing a new plan that could prevent service providers from giving priority for some websites over others, reports The Washington Post, citing unnamed industry officials close to the plans.

Alcatel-Lucent's Alwan: SDN creates new automation opportunities for service providers

Alcatel-Lucent said that it sees software-defined networking (SDN) technology becoming a tool that service providers will use to automate their network and service delivery functions.

Virtual appliances remain star in the application delivery controller market

While the overall application delivery controller (ADC) market only grew slightly over 1 percent sequentially, virtual appliances helped make up the slack, rising 17 percent during the quarter, says Dell'Oro Group.