News

RG Fiber equips Baker University with low-cost GPON fiber solution

RG Fiber, a Baldwin City, Kan.-based provider, is giving its first commercial customer, Baker University, a cost-effective method to take advantage of a fiber-to-the-premises network by using a GPON-based architecture.

Calix says Connect America Fund II will produce benefits over next two years

Calix says that since service providers are still in the process of choosing how much money they will accept from the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund, it won't begin to see real revenue benefits until sometime next year.

Level 3 says it has advantage over AT&T, Verizon in the enterprise market

Level 3 Communications' EVP and CFO, Sunit Patel, maintains that as AT&T and Verizon focus more of their attention on wireless and entertainment, the company will benefit as it pursues new growth opportunities in the enterprise services space.

Women in Wireline 2015: U.S. leaders shaping telecom services, innovation, and policy

Welcome to our sixth annual Women in Wireline feature, where FierceTelecom's editors recognize important women executives in the wireline segment of the telecom industry.

G.fast, VDSL gain market share in broadband CPE market, says research firm

Driven by deployments in China, North America and EMEA, a new report from IHS Infonetics revealed that DOCSIS 3.1 and G.fast will drive momentum to the cable and DSL CPE market segments.

Telus completes $11M fiber network serving Northern Vancouver Island

Telus continues to make progress with its fiber rollout, announcing that it has completed an $11 million fiber network build connecting business and residential customers on Northern Vancouver Island.

Verizon, CenturyLink say abandoning copper network is a "myth"

Verizon and CenturyLink may be anxious to shut down all of their copper facilities and transition to fiber, but each provider has told the FCC that de facto copper retirement is a "myth" and there's no need to include new requirements addressing the issue in its technology transition plans.

Colo Atl partners install 6,000 dark fiber strands at its Atlanta data center

Colo Atl, a neutral colocation and interconnection provider, is quickly becoming a dark fiber hub as its customers have installed over 6,000 dark fiber strands at its 55 Marietta Street facility in downtown Atlanta.

Cisco's Robbins names new CTO and chief digital officer

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins has put more elements of his leadership team in place, naming Zorawar Biri Singh as senior VP and CTO of Platforms and Solutions and Kevin Bandy SVP and chief digital officer.

Frontier, CWA sign labor deal in California

Frontier Communications has reached an agreement with California workers represented by the Communications Workers of America District 9 union, clearing another obstacle to complete its acquisition of Verizon's wireline business in the state.

CenturyLink calls prison phone rate cap proposed by Pay Tel, Alabama PSC "grossly unrealistic"

CenturyLink said in an FCC regulatory filing that the proposed framework for inmate calling service (ICS) reform from a Pay Tel Communications consultant and the Alabama Public Service Commission is not feasible.

Cisco sheds its data-storage hardware product line, Invicta

Cisco has decided to discontinue its Invicta data-storage hardware line, marking the latest in business units dropped from the roster by incoming CEO Chuck Robbins.

TDS to offer managedIP users second VoIP phone for 1 cent

TDS Telecom is anxious to get more of its business customers to subscribe to its growing managedIP service and is offering businesses that buy a Polycom VVX500 phone to use with their managed service a second phone for a penny.

Tracking telecom earnings for 2015's second quarter

Now that the second-quarter 2015 earnings reporting season has gotten underway, FierceTelecom is tracking how key vendors and service providers in the wireline telecom industry performed.

AT&T agrees extend Gig service to E-rate schools, libraries as part of DirecTV deal

AT&T has agreed to extend its 1 Gbps FTTP service to more E-rate eligible schools and libraries in its wireline footprint as one of the concessions of its now-completed acquisition of DirecTV.

Verizon braces for work stoppage as CWA union members approve strike authorization

Verizon is bracing for a possible strike in its wireline division as 86 percent of the union members represented by the Communications Workers of America voted to authorize a strike, should current negotiations for a new contract remain stalled.

Wireline telecom earnings in the second quarter of 2015

The second-quarter 2015 earnings reporting season has begun, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed. Check here throughout the reporting season for updates on providers, vendors and integrators in this segment.

AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon implement tools to battle robocalls

AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon are heeding requests from the FCC and a coalition of 45 state attorneys to develop methods to block automated telemarketing calls, otherwise known as robocalls, reports Bloomberg.

Cisco remains service providers' favorite router/switch vendor, says research firm

Cisco continues to be the service providers' top-choice core/edge router and carrier Ethernet switch vendor, according to a new IHS Infonetics report.

Cox lays challenge to AT&T's U-verse empire with 1 Gig rollout in Louisiana

Cox Communications is gearing up to bring its 1 Gbps G1GABLAST service to residential customers in Louisiana, setting another competitive challenge to AT&T, which has yet to target the state with its own FTTH service.