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Zayo realigns top management, completes Latisys acquisition

Zayo is shuffling its top management ranks as it completes its acquisition of Latisys, a move that will help it sharpen its focus on colocation, cloud and optical service opportunities.

Telstra achieves MEF Carrier 2.0 certification for retail Ethernet services

Telstra has become the latest service provider to achieve the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for its international Ethernet portfolio, adding new quality and service enhancements to its retail service line for business customers.

Windstream's Gunderman: We'll improve broadband speeds with VDSL2, bonding

Windstream plans to enhance the broadband speeds for customers by deploying fiber deeper into its last mile network, while leveraging VDSL2 and bonding to drive more bandwidth to consumers.

Infonetics: Ciena, Infinera, Adva benefit from uptick in data center spending

Ciena, Infinera and Adva are diversifying their businesses to include data center providers that are looking for high capacity gear to interconnect their facilities, according to a report from Infonetics Research. 

Google to FCC: Don't regulate interconnection between edge providers and ISPs

Google has asked the FCC to refrain from regulating the informal interconnection agreements that Google and other providers have developed with ISPs like Comcast and Verizon.

Telus will penalize broadband users if they surpass their 50GB data allowance

Telus notified broadband consumers that beginning March 30 they will be penalized if they surpass their monthly Internet data allowance of 50 GB per month.  This development indicates that Canada's incumbent telcos are starting to adopt a usage-based billing system similar to what is emerging in the United States.

CenturyLink, Ciena conduct live Terabit trial in central Florida

CenturyLink is taking a look at what lies beyond 100G transmission by completing a 1 Terabit (Tbps) trial on a part of its fiber network in central Florida with vendor partner Ciena.

Sizing up how AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile performed in Q4 2014

Now that the fourth-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, FierceWireless, in partnership with Jackdaw Research, is taking a look at how the top wireless operators performed in terms of key metrics like churn and ARPU.

FairPoint union workers approve new labor agreement

FairPoint Communications has made yet another step forward with its labor unions, announcing that after three days of voting, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have ratified tentative agreements with the telco.

Facebook, others look to usurp YouTube's online video position

YouTube celebrated its tenth year anniversary last Saturday on Valentine's Day, but it's clear that it is facing a steady new stream of competitors such as Facebook, Twitter and an emerging group of enterprise-class online video service providers.

ETECSA, IDT reach pact to carry long-distance voice service between U.S. and Cuba

Cuba's state-owned telecom provider ETECSA has struck an agreement with U.S.-based IDT to provide direct international long-distance voice calls between the two countries.

GTT acquires MegaPath's managed services business, enhances multinational customer base

GTT Communications is enhancing its multinational customer base by reaching a deal to acquire MegaPath's Managed Services business, one that currently serves more than 500 large multinational business customers.

Cincinnati Bell's Torbeck sees growing potential in small cell backhaul

Cincinnati Bell may have left the wireless services industry by selling its spectrum and related holdings to Verizon last April, but the service provider is aggressively pursuing new small cell wireless backhaul opportunities in its serving territory.

Frontier's McCarthy: We won't expand U-verse

Frontier Communications enhanced its video service capabilities when it purchased AT&T's Connecticut operations, a deal that gave it the telco's U-verse platform, but for now the telco has no immediate plans to expand it into new markets anytime soon.  

FairPoint strikes tentative labor deal with IBEW, CWA unions

FairPoint Communications has reached a tentative agreement with its union workers represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) unions, ending a four-month strike.

Huawei, Ciena and ZTE drive WDM market past $9B, says Dell'Oro

Driven by a doubling of 100G wavelength shipments in 2014, the total WDM market grew 7 percent in 2014, reaching nearly $9.5 billion, according to a new Dell'Oro Group report.

FairPoint customer service complaints rise as labor strike rages on

As FairPoint's labor unions continue to strike over getting fair wages and benefits for the fifth month in a row, New Hampshire customers are continuing to suffer a series of service delays, reports WMUR.com.

EarthLink Q4 2014 business revenues dip 4.2% to $226M

EarthLink continued to see challenges in the fourth quarter of 2014, reporting that business revenues declined 4.2 percent to $225.7 million from $235.7 million.

Comcast Business ramps up fiber, Ethernet availability in Florida's Palm Beach County

Comcast Business is so confident about its service options in Florida's Palm Beach County that it is enhancing the network there with new fiber-based Ethernet and Internet services for area businesses and school districts.

VSG: Level 3's tw telecom acquisition helps it surpass Verizon in Ethernet race

Level 3 Communications' acquisition of tw telecom continues to have a rippling effect as it has enabled the service provider to surpass Verizon for the No. 2 spot in Vertical Systems Group's 2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard.