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QoS, security are enterprises' key concerns in adopting cloud services, says research firm

While it's clear that enterprises see value in cloud-based services, concerns over QoS guarantees and security remain top of mind. A new IHS study revealed that the majority of businesses they surveyed will put some applications in the cloud while keeping other mission critical pieces on their own premises.

CenturyLink, FairPoint, Frontier want voice service funded in areas not covered by CAF-II

The CEOs of CenturyLink, FairPoint and Frontier Communications asked the FCC to provide financial support of voice services for residential and business customers that reside outside of areas covered by the Connect America Fund Phase II program.

Google Fiber signs agreement for fiber huts in Portland, Ore., moving gigabit plans forward

Google Fiber has taken yet another step forward in its movement into the Portland, Ore., market by securing a first land-use application so it can build fiber huts to deliver 1 Gbps service to area residents.

Windstream asks to shut down VoiceEclipse VoIP Service, says it can't bill for the service anymore

Windstream has asked the FCC for permission to shut down its VoiceEclipse VoIP Service, signaling its move to sharpen its next-gen service sets.

Zayo's Allstream acquisition closes, but analysts fret over legacy business declines

Zayo Group has completed its acquisition of Allstream, a deal that will give it instant access into Canada, but some financial analysts are concerned that that Allstream's legacy service declines will remain a near-term drag.

CFA says incumbents hold on special access market cost consumers, U.S. economy $150B since 2010

As the FCC moves forward with its special access review process, the Consumer Federation of America revealed in a new study that the incumbent telcos' hold on the market has cost consumers over $150 billion since 2010.

Equinix addresses IoT, real-time analytics with data hub service

Equinix has introduced its Data Hub service targeting enterprise customers' need to store data near the clouds they use while maintaining control on how that data is managed.

Frontier says it is making 'solid progress' solving service outages in newly acquired markets

Frontier says it's making progress in solving issues in its new wireline properties, but that's little solace to some users who have been without service since the transition began on Friday.

Digital Realty, Equinix among top colocation providers in Q4 2015

In the colocation space, New York, London, Washington, Tokyo and Silicon Valley were the top worldwide metro areas that generated the most colocation revenue in the fourth quarter of 2015.  According to Synergy Research, these markets account for 27 percent of worldwide retail and wholesale colocation revenues.

Ericsson acquires NodePrime, enhances data center management capabilities

Ericsson has acquired NodePrime, a San Francisco-based data center management startup, enhancing its efforts to help service providers configure and manage data center hardware.

Windstream brings 1 Gbps to 35,000 residential, business customers in four markets

Windstream officially launched its 1 Gbps FTTH service in four market areas serving about 35,000 residential and small business customers, including Lincoln, Neb., Lexington, Ky., Sugar Land, Texas, and seven North Carolina communities.

Birch's Oddo: Primus Canada assets are a 'natural extension for our business'

Birch Communications has put the final touches on its acquisition of Canada's Primus, giving it an instant presence across key parts of the country.

New consumer labels may combat broadband service sticker shock

The FCC in partnership with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has developed a new set of labels for wireline broadband and wireless Internet services, giving consumers the ability to make price and feature comparisons when they shop for service.

Frontier sees broadband, video service issues in newly acquired Verizon territories

Frontier completed its acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas on Friday, but it appears that the initial switchover has been bumpy with a number of users telling local media outlets they were seeing issues with their broadband and video services.

CenturyLink, Frontier and TDS mull public, private fiber network partnerships

CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and TDS are amongst a growing group of service providers that are considering partnering with local communities to build out and upgrade their networks to support higher speed residential and business services.

IoT revolution drives battle between standard, proprietary low power wide area networks

The growing interest in low power wide area (LPWA) networks, which are seen as a critical component to support a range of connected objects with long battery lives and low data rate requirements, is driving a battle between a mix of standard and proprietary technologies.

Zayo acquires Clearview International for $18.9M, adds 30K of Texas-based data center space

Zayo Group has completed its $18.9 million acquisition of Texas-based Clearview International, bolstering its data center holdings with an additional 30,000 square feet of colocation space.

TDS disagrees with AT&T, says it's not asking FCC to reimpose price cap on Ethernet services

TDS Telecom's competitive local exchange carrier arm, TDS Metrocom, says that AT&T's argument that it is asking the FCC to reimpose cap regulation on Ethernet services or set specific Ethernet rates is false.

CenturyLink seeks permission to shutter wholesale busy line services

CenturyLink has asked the FCC for permission to shut down its wholesale interstate Busy Line Verification (BLV) and Busy Line Interrupt (BLI) operator services in its legacy CenturyTel territory, saying there's no demand for the services.

Lumos Networks brings dark fiber to EdgeConneX's data center in Norfolk/Hampton, Va. region

Lumos Networks has brought its dark fiber connectivity into the EdgeConneX Edge Data Center in Norfolk, Va., marking the 35th data center in the region and the first data center Lumos has connected to in its Norfolk/Hampton Roads, Va., expansion market.