Marriott inked a three-year, $150 million deal with AT&T in which the operator will provide faster broadband services for Marriott guests, VOIP calling, cloud services and LTE backup.
Google's surprise, late-afternoon Monday announcement that it will reorganize under a new holding company dubbed Alphabet may have some interesting ramifications for Google Fiber, as well as home automation-focused company Nest.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions has combined its enterprise VOIP with the company's wireless service to offer Wireless Connected VOIP which is targeted at enterprises. Customers will benefit from cheaper long distance charges as the combo-plan eliminates long distance fees on calls that originate from a Verizon Enterprise VOIP customer.
Mid-Atlantic telecommunications company Shentel said it will purchase nTelos for approximately $640 million in a move the company said will improve its fiber and cable holdings.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Networking company Adtran said that more than 200 communities have used its networking gear to deploy 1-Gig broadband services to consumers and enterprises. According to company executives, Adtran achieved that 200-community figure earlier than anticipated. Originally its goal was to outfit 200 communities by year-end 2015.
Phone Recovery Systems filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts against Verizon Communications, Comcast and other phone companies claiming that the firms have failed to pay the state $214 million in fees to support the 911 system.
Verizon Communications tested next-generation passive optical (NG-PON2) fiber-to-the-premises technology from a central office in Framingham, Mass., to a FiOS customer's home three miles away and to a local business. The trial, which used gear from Cisco and PT Inovação, was able to deliver broadband speeds of 10-Gbps and higher.
How did the top wireless providers in the U.S. fare during the second quarter of 2015? Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson takes an in-depth look at how Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile US and Sprint performed.
CenturyLink will be cutting 1,000 jobs nationwide over the coming weeks. CenturyLink spokesman Mark Molzen wrote in an email to FierceTelecom this morning that the positions that will be impacted would be finalized by early next month.
After chalking up two 1-Gigabit deployments in Charlottesville, Va., and Westminster, Md., earlier this year, Toronto-based Ting is taking a hard look at which U.S. cities will be next for the service.
Due to intensive research efforts, Kansas University is planning on launching a 100-Gig service in its hometown of Lawrence by the middle of next year.
Satellite provider StarBand announced on Friday that was shutting down its broadband service effective Sept. 30.
After the current contract ran its course on Saturday, 28,000 AT&T Southeast union employees could go on strike if a new agreement isn't reached.
Consolidated Communications may be an advocate of fiber-based 1 Gbps broadband, but in the near-term it continues to see rapid subscriber uptake for existing speed tiers, particularly 100 Mbps.
TDS Telecom is continuing its aggressive 1 Gbps FTTH expansion plan, announcing that it is bringing service to two new towns in New Hampshire and one town in Indiana.
Windstream is bullish on its 100G long-haul network prospects for both enterprise and carrier customers, so much so that it has set forth a plan to add more fiber routes and entrance points to the network by the end of the year.
AT&T Southeast workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union have voted to authorize a strike days before the current contract expires on midnight on Saturday, Aug. 8.
Lumos Networks has secured $150 million in funding Pamplona Capital Management, enabling it to pay down debt and pursue new potential organic and inorganic growth opportunities.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is not opposed to ILECs transitioning off their TDM networks and shutting down aging copper in lieu of fiber, but he said it should be done responsibly.
Sales of edge routers used for mobile backhaul will outpace growth of routers used for other applications, helping to boost the service provider edge router market to $8.5 billion by 2019, according to Dell'Oro Group.