A 1 Gbps FTTH service may be enticing in terms of the nearly ubiquitous speed it provides, but it's hardly a fit for most consumers. Instead, a number of ILECs--including CenturyLink, Consolidated and TDS Telecom--are finding that their 1 Gbps buildouts are creating a broadband "halo effect."
Verizon has introduced its "Security, Support & Storage Bundle" for both residential and small business customers, a sign that it's broadening the market scope of its security services.
A top Cisco executive sees a host of ongoing opportunities to equip its service provider customers with 100G optical switching and optical gear. Speaking during the Cisco Financial Analyst day, Kelly Ahuja, SVP, Service Provider Business, Products and Solutions for Cisco, said that they are seeing more of its service provider customer base migrate their core and optical networks to 100G.
A new IEEE proposed standard that it says will boost Ethernet speeds over category 5e and 6 cabling show there's still plenty of life in twisted pair wiring.
Windstream Hosted Solutions has introduced its new Elastic Hybrid Cloud as an enhancement to its Managed Private Cloud service that targets hybrid private and public cloud opportunities.
AT&T and Cogent have become the latest service providers to establish a new interconnection agreement on the eve of the FCC net neutrality rules going into effect this week.
AT&T is continuing with its 75 Mbps U-verse broadband service tier rollout, announcing that it is bringing it to an additional nine markets in its wireline service territory.
CenturyLink's Jones on net neutrality, special access and the $500M Connect America Fund opportunity
John Jones may have only recently taken up his post as CenturyLink's senior vice president of public policy and government relations, but he's a 21-year company veteran who has spent that tenure leading state and federal regulatory and legislative initiatives, among other things. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, recently sat down with Jones to get his take on the FCC's new net neutrality rules, special access, video franchising and Connect America Fund-II.
Level 3 and competitive telecom industry advocacy group COMPTEL filed comments asking the FCC resolve the lingering issue over pole attachment rates for cable and telecom providers.
Apple reportedly has become the latest content provider to decide that building its own network to provide a speedier lane for its content is better than using traditional pipes from incumbent providers.
TDS Telecom has taken another step in offering a nationwide VoIP service with the launch of its expanded multi-location offering.
Verizon's largest union, the Communications Workers of America (CWA), is on the warpath again, charging that the telco is not repairing its damaged copper lines in the Northeast, but is instead driving customers to its wireless Voice Link home phone service.
Service providers continue to transition their last mile networks to support higher speed bandwidth services using a mix of VDSL2 and PON equipment, a trend that Dell'Oro says drove up the worldwide broadband access market to $3 billion in the first quarter of 2015.
Granite Telecommunications may have carved out a sizeable niche as a voice provider to large businesses, but the company's move to offer a fiber-based networking solution targeting mall operators and retailers shows that it is looking to diversify its revenue base.
Consolidated Communications is moving ahead with its 1 Gbps FTTH expansion effort, announcing that it launched the service for residents across its existing fiber network in the Houston area market.
AT&T's ongoing movement to control more of its network by software has required it to reorganize nearly 130,000 of its employees to focus on this new effort. Out of these 130,000 employees, 2,000 engineers are focused on software defined networking.
CenturyLink and its government systems partner LGS Innovations have been tapped by the Department of Defense to upgrade the Defense Research and Engineering Network to support 40 Gbps at five of its supercomputing locations.
RCN Business has taken another step forward with its channel strategy for the business customers it serves by naming Intelisys to its agent program.
As pay-TV providers see their bread-and-butter broadcast video revenues continue to decline due to competition from over-the-top services from Netflix and other online players, they are equipping themselves with a number of new weapons in their VOD and TV Everywhere arsenals.
Inteliquent has named former Sprint executive Matt Carter to take over the reins of the company as its new president and CEO, signaling another step in the company's ongoing transition to refocus its efforts on the voice services space.