Windstream reported that its ongoing focus to become the fourth largest enterprise provider is bearing fruit as its business service revenues rose 1 percent year-over-year to $916 million.
CenturyLink reported that despite strong gains in broadband, IPTV and business Ethernet, Q3 2013 operating revenues declined 1 percent year-over-year to $4.52 billion due to ongoing access line losses and lower access results.
XO Communications has introduced a bandwidth-on-demand capability targeting large business customers that want a way to deal with spikes in bandwidth for special events like overnight storage or migration into a cloud environment.
As the largest wireless carriers have expanded their LTE rollouts and services, network latency, which can provide better network performance, has taken a back seat to wireless network speeds.
Los Angeles is joining the municipal 1 Gbps fiber to the home trend with the goal of attracting a large service provider like AT&T to run a network that will serve both residents and businesses, reports ars technica.
CenturyLink has made another move to expand its global reach by purchasing capacity on Ireland-based Emerald Express submarine cable network, a move that will give it additional connectivity between North America and Europe.
Frontier Communications added nearly 26,800 new broadband customers in Q3 2013, illustrating the third consecutive quarter of subscriber growth.
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Calling EarthLink's quarterly results "lumpy" due to the timing of large customer wins, CEO Rolla Huff emphasized the company's backlog of deals in an earnings call. He also said leadership is considering the formation of a holding company.
C Spire has begun the next stage of building out its statewide fiber to the home network, naming nine Mississippi city and town finalists that will get the 1 Gbps-capable service.
Birch Communications, a competitive provider focused on the business market, is looking to hire 50 new employees in Q4 2013 to accommodate growth in its retail and wholesale divisions.
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FairPoint Communications reported in Q3 2013 that Ethernet services were once again a major contributor to its overall revenue mix, rising to $16.4 million as retail and wholesale circuits grew 57.8 percent year-over-year.
AT&T has provided a bit more clarity about its 1 Gbps fiber to the home launch, announcing that the service will be available in "mid 2014" in parts of Austin, where it will challenge Google Fiber.
HickoryTech's fiber & data segment continues to be a major driver for the regional telco, rising 8 percent year-over-year to $17 million. Similar to previous quarters, the telco attributes the growth in this segment to an uptick in sales within its business and wholesale services as well as nine months of Fargo operations from its acquisition of Enventis.
Kevin Hart, EVP and CTO for Cox Communications, sees the potential for next-generation services such as 1-Gig Internet and cloud-based DVRs as weapons to more effectively battle AT&T U-verse and CenturyLink Prism.
Alcatel-Lucent has hatched a plan to raise $1.3 billion from its shareholders and $750 million from a high-yield bond that company CEO Michel Combes says will reduce debt and save the company, reports Reuters.
Pacnet is looking to appeal to carriers and enterprises trying to get a piece of the cloud services market with the launch of its Pacnet Enabled Network platform that uses software-defined networking to adapt to bandwidth needs as they arise.
TDS Telecom has wrapped up one American Recovery and Reinvestment Act broadband stimulus project in Wisconsin and has nearly completed another project in New Hampshire.
Africa's international bandwidth demand will skyrocket at a compound annual growth rate of 51 percent between 2012 and 2019, according to a TeleGeography Global report, surpassing Latin America and the Middle East.