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Hawaiian Telcom takes part in 100G SEA-US submarine cable system

Hawaiian Telcom is joining a host of Asia Pacific and U.S.-based service providers to establish the Southeast Asia--United States (SEA-US) consortium to build and operate a trans-Pacific submarine cable system, connecting Indonesia, Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and California.

FairPoint, northern New England unions come to impasse over contract proposals

FairPoint and workers represented by its northern New England labor unions International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have failed to come to an agreement after the previously collective bargaining agreements expired three weeks ago.

CentriLogic acquires Adveniat, expands cloud, hosting and co-location footprint

CentriLogic, a managed hosting and cloud computing provider, is enhancing its data center reach by striking an agreement to acquire U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) data center operator and hosting services provider Adveniat.

MegaPath adds self-install SLA option to its Hosted Voice product suite

MegaPath is playing into the trend that its customers want to have more control over service turn-up by giving them the option to choose Self-Installation, which is backed by an industry-first 7-day service level agreement (SLA).

WOW! Business expands service delivery to accommodate business, wholesale growth in 19 markets

WOW! Business is capitalizing on the growth of its business and wholesale markets in the 19 markets it serves by expanding and streamlining its service delivery process.

TWC network maintenance disrupts 12M broadband subs

Time Warner Cable is having a tough week. While it was conducting "routine maintenance," a problem caused an outage for 12 million of its broadband service customers. Interestingly, this outage came as the service provider is being required by the FCC to pay a $1 million fine to resolve an FCC investigation that found the operator failed to report multiple network service outages in 2013.

CenturyLink deepens Canadian data center presence with second Toronto-area facility

CenturyLink has responded to the growing demand from its Canadian market customers for colocation and cloud services by announcing that it has opened its second data center in the greater Toronto area.

FirstLight Fiber acquires G4 Communications, enhances New Hampshire network presence

FirstLight Fiber is expanding its presence in the New Hampshire market by reaching an asset purchase agreement to acquire all of G4 Communications' holdings, including its customer base and its Manchester, N.H., data center.

AT&T merges mobile and enterprise, promotes de la Vega

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AT&T merged its Mobility and Business Solutions divisions and the new group will be overseen by AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega, who will have a new title of CEO of AT&T's Mobile & Business Solutions Group.

AT&T serves up cloud connectivity for VMware customers

AT&T is tapping into the popularity of VMware, announcing that they will provide low latency private cloud network connectivity for VMware vCloud Air customers using AT&T's NetBond solution.

Verizon, Telus, China Mobile and China Telecom participate in transport SDN test

Verizon, Telus, China Mobile and China Telecom are among a group of Tier 1 service providers that are working in conjunction with the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to better understand how transport software defined networking (SDN) can be used in real-world environments.

Report: AT&T gets DoJ clearance for DirecTV acquisition

AT&T may have overcome another major regulatory obstacle to proceed with its DirecTV acquisition by reaching an agreement with the Department of Justice, reports FierceCable, citing an exclusive report in the New York Post. Neither AT&T nor DirecTV responded to FierceCable's request for confirmation on whether it got DoJ clearance.

TDS Telecom enhances TV channel lineup with SEC Network

TDS Telecom may still be a relative newcomer to the IPTV business having only rolled out the service in a few markets, but its move to add the SEC Network to its TDS TV lineup shows that it wants to be more than just another me-too video provider.

XO adds New York's 325 Hudson to its growing PoP list

XO Communications is enhancing its U.S. network influence by creating a new point of presence (PoP) at 325 Hudson's Meet Me Room in downtown New York.

Verizon launches 'SpeedMatch' ad campaign for symmetrical FiOS speeds

Verizon is stepping up its marketing efforts with its "SpeedMatch" campaign to tout the fact that it is upgrading all of its FiOS speed tiers to symmetrical.

Google Fiber's 'fiberhood' plan could further the broadband divide, say critics

Google Fiber may have grand ambitions for its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) initiative, but a growing number of critics are concerned that its "fiberhood" selective build-to-demand approach may leave a number of consumers in the broadband lurch.

Infinera deepens Russian market presence with Akado DTN-X win

Infinera has named Moscow cable MSO Akado Telecom as the latest service provider using its DTN-X platform, adding another customer to its growing European customer list.

MegaPath targets mobile workforce with new Unified Communications service

MegaPath has introduced its new Unified Communications (UC) service, enabling it to target the growing mobile nature of its business clients.

Infonetics: Carrier broadband 'binge' drives aggregation market past $2B mark in Q2

A host of new copper fiber broadband deployments by service providers in Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America drove up broadband aggregation revenues past $2 billion during the second quarter.

Verizon invests $40M to install solar power systems at eight facilities

Verizon is doubling its investment in renewable solar power with plans to invest about $40 million in the on-site green energy program it debuted last year.