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FairPoint unveils wholesale data center services

FairPoint Communications is taking another step to make its name in the booming data center market by launching a set of data center service applications for wholesale reseller and cloud providers that want to establish an instant presence in New England.

FiberLight, Union Pacific reach truce over rights-of-way dispute in Texas

FiberLight can now proceed with its 8,000-mile fiber build in Texas as the service provider completed an out-of-court settlement with Union Pacific so it can continue installing cable over or under the railroad company's tracks.

CenturyLink taps company veteran Jones to lead regulatory efforts

CenturyLink did not have to look too far to find its new VP of public policy as it named its own John Jones for the position. Jones succeeds Steve Davis, who is retiring from the company.

Comcast to challenge Google Fiber, AT&T's 1 Gbps broadband play with 2 Gbps plan

Comcast has hatched a plan to challenge the growing 1 Gbps broadband trend led by AT&T and Google Fiber with plans to offer a symmetrical 2 Gbps service to 1.5 million customers in Atlanta beginning next month, and ultimately extending the service to a total of 18 million homes by the end of 2015.

Charter's Bright House deal could further disrupt competition in the Ethernet, business services market

Charter Business will instantly gain more clout in the business services and Ethernet services race if its proposed acquisition of Bright House Networks is a success. In addition, if the proposed acquisition between Comcast and Time Warner Cable goes through, Charter will gain various properties from both cable MSOs as one of the conditions of the deal.

WOW! Wholesale, iFiber Networks jointly deliver 1 Gbps to Gilberts Village, Ill.

WOW! Wholesale and iFiber Networks are jointly building a new fiber network that will give local government, business and residential customers in Village of Gilberts, Ill., a 1 Gbps Internet connection, a move that illustrates the demand for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services in Tier 2 communities.

Verizon, Deloitte jointly deliver cybersecurity services to businesses

With cyber threats to business' networks on the rise, Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Deloitte have developed an alliance to deliver a set of security and risk management services they say will help businesses not only prepare, but also respond and recover from cyberattacks.

Frontier serves up 150 symmetrical FiOS service for Washington state users

Frontier Communications is making another move to sweeten its existing FiOS fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband offering by serving up symmetrical speeds for all of its existing speed tiers in Washington state.

Google Fiber's presence pressures AT&T to adjust 1 Gig pricing plans

Google Fiber may have only rolled out its 1 Gbps fiber to a few markets, but it's clear that its presence continues to place pressure on AT&T to adjust the pricing of its own fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) U-verse with GigaPower in the markets where it competes with the Internet search giant.

VSG: Fiber penetration gap in U.S. businesses narrowed to under 60%

Fiber penetration into U.S. buildings has come a long way over the past 10 years, rising from as low as 10.9 percent in 2004 to over 42 percent in 2014, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest figures.

SCTE's Dzuban says its Energy 2020 initiative will help the cable industry save $1 billion

Mark Dzuban, president of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), has set an ambitious goal with the organization's Energy 2020 initiative: reduce the cable industry's electrical power consumption by at least 25 percent by the year 2020.

Verizon builds on-demand foundation for long-haul optical network

Verizon expects its recent move to begin upgrades on its long-haul optical network with Alcatel-Lucent's photonic equipment will set the stage for providing an automated on-demand environment from which it and its customers can provision wavelengths and bandwidth between key routes on the network.

Verizon's McAdam: Lawmakers need to set new public communications policies

Verizon's CEO Lowell McAdam has told leaders of the House and Senate Commerce committees that Republicans and Democrats need to join together to revamp what he says are "outdated and broken" telecom laws and regulatory processes.

Lumos Networks starts pre-selling services on its new 75-mile fiber route in Virginia

Lumos Networks is putting its new 75-route mile long-haul network from Richmond to Hampton Roads, Va., to work by beginning to pre-sell services to businesses and carriers that reside along the path between these two cities.

Charter's $10B Bright House purchase will increase its Ethernet footprint and wholesale market appeal

Charter Communications is increasing its stake in the business services market by purchasing Orlando, Fla.-based Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion, a deal that will help it better compete against business rivals Comcast, Cox and Time Warner Cable.

Windstream's CS&L appoints Wallace to be CFO, treasurer

Windstream's Communications Sales & Leasing (CS&L) has put another executive of its management team in place, naming financial veteran Mark Wallace to be the company's senior VP, CFO and treasurer.

Spain allocates $322M to equip schools with 100 Mbps connections

Spain's ministry of industry is taking a radical approach to solve the connectivity problem for its country's education system by dedicating $332 million to equip all of the country's schools with broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps.

CenturyLink says 1 Gig has great potential for schools, telecommuters

CenturyLink says that in Utah and other communities where it is deploying its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service, it is gaining strong traction with local school districts and residential users who telecommute for major corporations like eBay and Microsoft.

TV Everywhere is still used by a minority of pay-TV users, says Adobe

​TV Everywhere may be a growing phenomenon in the pay-TV industry, but according to a new study from Adobe, only 12.5 percent of cable, satellite and IPTV customers actually use the service.

Verizon to deploy Alcatel-Lucent's wavelength routing technology on its long-haul network

Verizon is moving to beef up its long-haul network in the United States by deploying Alcatel-Lucent's wavelength routing technology, a move that it says will give it more flexibility to scale its network while automating its ability to seek out network faults.