INCOMPAS, CCA oppose USTelecom, ILEC request to extend special access review

INCOMPAS, which was formerly known as COMPTEL, has joined the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) in opposing a request from USTelecom to extend the upcoming comment and reply comment deadlines in the FCC's special access data review process.

Verizon protests 64 Kbps voice unbundling requirement, says it may delay copper-fiber transition

Verizon said that the 64 Kbps requirement has "outlived any usefulness" as more of its customers have dropped their landline phone service in favor of either VoIP or wireless as their main calling device.

Comcast scales X1 service across 25% of its video footprint

Comcast is expanding the reach of its X1 video service, deploying 40,000 X1 boxes a day, an initiative that has helped it scale the service across 25 percent of its footprint during the third quarter.

Verizon gets call from Bernie Sanders to reach agreement with CWA union

Verizon is facing yet another call to come to an agreement with the Communications Workers of America from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Comcast pressures AT&T, Verizon business base with 20 customer wins

Comcast Business may still be a relatively small player in the large business space when compared to large incumbent telcos, but the company is already making headway with a number of multisite businesses.

AT&T will train technicians to install DirecTV, U-verse and IP broadband

AT&T is making sure its U-Verse IPTV technician workforce will be able to install DirecTV service across its markets.

Nuage Networks launches certification initiative, expands SDN partner program

Nuage Networks, Alcatel-Lucent's SDN solutions venture, is expanding its Partner program with the introduction of its self-service certification initiative.

Verizon says it has invested $22.2B in New York, encourages regulatory reforms

Following a study made by New York Public Service Commission about the state of telecommunications, Verizon has asked the regulator to implement a series of reforms that it says will promote innovation and investment.

Verizon, Cablevision and TWC face NY AG investigation over advertised Internet speeds

Verizon, Cablevision and Time Warner Cable have become the subject of a New York Attorney General investigation over whether they charged consumers for speeds slower than what they advertised.

CenturyLink, Frontier, TelePacific join MEF's Ethernet Interconnection Points project

CenturyLink, Frontier and TelePacfic are the latest service providers to begin participating in the Metro Ethernet Forum's Ethernet Interconnect Points (EIP) project, an effort to create standard guidelines for Ethernet interconnection.

Frontier mulls usage-based broadband to manage network costs

Frontier may not have followed cable operators like Comcast or its fellow ILECs AT&T and CenturyLink in implementing usage-based billing on its broadband subscriber base, but it isn't ruling it out either.

Charter gains Louisville, Ky. franchise on pledges of higher Internet speeds, free Wi-Fi

Charter Communications gained approval of the Louisville, Ky., Metro Council to take of Time Warner Cable's franchise there by making three key concessions: increase base Internet speeds, offer free Wi-Fi and provide 1 Gbps service.

CenturyLink wins 10-year agreement to provide services to Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium

CenturyLink has secured a 10-year agreement to provide services as a founding partner of the U.S. Bank Stadium and the exclusive provider of the Vikings football team.

Level 3 says Charter's settlement-free peering policy raises a number of concerns

Level 3 said that Charter Communications' peering proposal lacks a number of key details that could affect future relationships.

Google Fiber cites San Jose as next 1 Gbps FTTH stop

Google Fiber is in the process of seeking permission from San Jose city council to build two "fiber huts," signaling that the Silicon Valley city could be the next stop on its FTTH journey.

CWA asks Pennsylvania PUC to investigate Verizon's outside plant infrastructure

The Communications Workers of America has waged another attack on Verizon as the union has petitioned the Pennsylvania Utility Commission to investigate what it claims are unsafe conditions at a number of the telco's outside plant facilities.

Juniper's Rahim: AT&T was a landmark win for our Contrail platform in Q3

Juniper sees its recent win at AT&T for its Contrail SDN product set gave it confidence about the service provider market, but also validates its strategy that's getting interest from other service providers.

Tracking how the pay-TV industry performed in Q3 2015

The third-quarter of 2015 earnings season is in full swing and FierceCable is providing ongoing coverage of how pay-TV distributors including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as...

AT&T extends fiber to over 950K business locations, enhances on-demand Ethernet reach

AT&T has installed fiber to over 950,000 buildings in its wireline territory, nearing its goal to reach a total of 1 million buildings, the carrier reported as part of its third-quarter earnings.

Verizon expands its Capital Region data center by 60,000 square feet

Driven by a growing demand for cloud services from businesses and government agencies, Verizon has put the finishing touches on an expansion of its NAP for the Capital Region, the telco's Culpepper, Va., data center.