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Verizon extends symmetrical FiOS speeds to small businesses

Verizon is giving its small to medium business (SMB) customers access to the symmetrical FiOS speed tiers it launched in July via its SpeedMatch program.

AT&T, DirecTV deal faces protest from Netflix, former wireless partners

Over 90 of AT&T's wireless industry partners have come together to jointly make their voice heard at the FCC in protesting the service provider's pending acquisition of DirecTV. 

Paul Bunyan Communications sets ambitious 1 Gig service plans for rural northern Minnesota

Minnesota-based rural telco Paul Bunyan Communications is putting 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services into the hands of customers that traditionally had only access to slow Internet service options with the launch of its GigaZone network.

Wilcon deepens California fiber footprint with Los Angeles, El Segundo ring

Wilcon, a West Coast-based provider of data fiber and center services, has expanded its Southern California fiber network reach with a new ring connecting downtown Los Angeles and El Segundo.

DirecTV taps ViaWest for data center services

DirecTV  has chosen ViaWest as its data center provider to support its network infrastructure.

Cox will face off with CenturyLink with 1 Gbps service in Phoenix, other markets

CenturyLink has been making headlines with its plans to launch 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services in 16 cities, but in the Phoenix area it will face off with cable competitor Cox Communications, which will offer similar service in the fourth quarter this year.

AT&T to extend 1 Gig service to more fiber-enabled business customers

AT&T is capitalizing on the fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) program of its Project VIP initiative by launching its new Business Fiber service that will ultimately provide up to 1 Gbps speeds.

AT&T serves up SDN-enabled bandwidth on demand service for Austin businesses

AT&T is translating its cloud-based vision into a new service that will enable Austin-based businesses to order, add or change services in an on-demand basis.

Verizon devotes $13M to solar projects in New Jersey

Verizon has made more progress with its on-site green energy program, announcing that it will invest over $13 million to expand three of its locations in New Jersey.

Zayo looks to reignite bandwidth trading trend with Tranzact service

Zayo appears to be taking a new stab at the long forgotten bandwidth trading concept by launching Tranzact, a platform that will allow enterprise customers or resellers the ability to order bandwidth services.

1 Gbps-enabled communities have higher GDP, says FTTH Council study

Communities that have a service provider that offers a 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband service have per capita GDP that's 1.1 percent higher than other communities that have either little or no gigabit services present, says the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas, citing a new study.

Lightower enhances fiber reach into downtown Philly

Lightower Fiber Networks continues to make progress with its network expansion effort, announcing that it extended its fiber footprint throughout downtown Philadelphia.

Google Fiber taps former Qualcomm exec

Google Fiber has named former Qualcomm executive Dennis Kish as the new head of its fiber broadband project, a move that could signify that the service provider sees the service as more than an experiment.

Verizon, Cincinnati Bell's broadband service suites take charge of their wireline portfolios

Cable may enjoy the overall lead in the U.S. broadband race, but it's clear that telcos like Verizon and Cincinnati Bell are finding that consumers' desire for high bandwidth is outpacing the desire for linear television services.

Multiscreen service will drive more activity around content rights

During this week's IBC show in Amsterdam, one of the key trends to emerge was how the battle for content rights is going to continue to heat up as online video providers expand their libraries.

Verizon's Shammo: Economic uncertainty is delaying new enterprise service deals

Verizon may have the right next-gen business service tools in place, but the near-term reality of legacy declines and an uncertain economic environment is dampening overall enterprise revenue growth.

Rackspace's shares drop after it ditches plans to sell company

Rackpsace has abandoned its efforts to find a buyer and has chosen to remain independent while naming a permanent CEO to lead the company.

Frontier's Jureller: We like acquisitions that help us scale

Frontier says that its pending acquisition of AT&T's Connecticut operations, which will close on Oct. 15 when it gets approval from Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), reflects its desire to seek out deals that scale its operations.

Leveraging its telecom expertise, Huawei looks to grow its enterprise opportunity to $10B annually by 2017

SHANGHAI--As the market for telecom network equipment continues to shift, Chinese vendor Huawei is striking out into a related field--technology sales to large businesses--as a way to diversify its revenue sources and make use of its learnings in the telecoms market.

AT&T's Stankey: The wireline portion of Project VIP is on track

AT&T is on track with completing the upgrades to its last mile network to support both new U-verse video and broadband customers and new fiber-based connections as part of its Project VIP initiative.