BT appoints Selley to lead Openreach

BT has named Clive Selley as the new CEO of its Openreach division, replacing Joe Garner, who is leaving the company to become CEO of the UK's Nationwide Building Society.

Level 3's Patel: Cable faces cultural, network challenges to compete for large businesses

Level 3 is aware that cable operators like Comcast are making a move to advance into the larger business markets, but the service provider sees that the sector has a number of challenges it will have to overcome to be a viable threat.

Kentucky county taps Connected Nation Exchange for public-private network expertise

Kentucky's Warren County, which includes the city of Bowling Green, is taking advantage of the opportunities created by the state's new KentuckyWired middle mile network -- which is just beginning construction -- by awarding a contract to Connected Nation Exchange.

AT&T's Cicconi: FCC's broadband report ignores its own definition

AT&T is taking a swipe at the FCC's draft 2016 Broadband Progress report, saying the regulator is not following its own broadband definition of 25 Mbps.

CenturyLink says FTTH is helping it beat cable, raise overall broadband speed awareness

CenturyLink may not have 1 Gbps FTTH available in every market it serves, but where it is available it is helping it take market share away from cable operators and drive awareness about other speed tiers.

Videotron acquires Fibrenoire in move to battle Zayo's Canada ambitions

Videotron has reached a deal to acquire fiber-centric service provider Fibernoire for $88.6 million, enhancing its ability to effectively compete with growing threats from U.S. providers like Zayo that are coming into Canada.

Cox lights 1 Gig residential Internet service in Oklahoma

Cox is now officially offering its 1 Gbps broadband Gigablast service to select customers in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, laying a new challenge to AT&T.

Incompas to FCC: Copper retirement rules need to be harmonized

Competitive telecom industry association Incompas agrees with TelePacific's observation that the FCC needs to bring harmony to its rules related to copper retirement and service discontinuance.

Cloud market growing 28 percent annually, says research firm

Driven by a surge in public infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) sales, the cloud service market grew 28 percent annually, according to a new Synergy Research report.

USA Fiber hires competitive industry veteran Schmitt as chief revenue officer

USA Fiber, a dark fiber provider, has named competitive telecom industry veteran John Schmitt as its new chief revenue officer.

Windstream spinoff CS&L makes first REIT strike, acquiring PEG Bandwidth for $409M

Communications Sales & Leasing (CS&L) is acquiring competitive fiber provider PEG Bandwidth for $409 million, marking its first publicly announced deal as a real estate investment trust (REIT) company.

CenturyLink considers wholesale model for data center business

A top CenturyLink executive said that the provider is considering using its existing colocation facilities to offer wholesale services to businesses and other service provider customers.

Frontier rebrands as its finalizes entry into Verizon markets

Frontier has adopted a new logo and updated its name as Frontier Communications in an effort to drive brand clarity.

DuPont Fabros sells NJ1, boosting data center consolidation trend

DuPont Fabros Technology, a wholesale data center operator, is going to sell its NJ1 data center facility in a bid to focus its attention on wholesale data center development in key markets.

Hawaiian Telcom serves up Desktop as a Service for business customers

Hawaiian Telcom is ramping up its cloud services play with the addition of its Desktop as a Service (DaaS), a platform offered to businesses for a monthly subscription fee.

AT&T's Donovan: Fiber rollouts are targeted on a regional, bandwidth demand basis

AT&T is finding that as the economics of building out fiber facilities to more cities and towns in its footprint improve, its rollout plans are increasingly becoming about how to  accommodate the demand for bandwidth over wireline and wireless facilities.

Level 3 wins seat on DISA's Global Network Services multi-year contract

Level 3 Communications has been invited to participate in the Defense Information Systems Agency's multi-year Global Network Services contract.

CenturyLink loses three-year battle to overturn Portland, Ore. telephone tax

CenturyLink has lost its three-year challenge to a overturn a telephone service tax in Portland, Ore.

Report: Verizon may sell data centers for $2.5B

Verizon has devised a plan to sell its data center business in a potential $2.5 billion deal, according to a Reuters report citing people close to the company. Selling its data center business is just one of several moves the telco has made to realign its asset portfolio.

WOW! plans to offer Ethernet over HFC to retail customers, offer tighter SLAs

WOW! may be an advocate of fiber-based solutions for its business and wholesale customer base, but the service provider continues to find ways to leverage its existing coax network to deliver new data solutions.