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Google says net neutrality won't affect fiber rollout plans

Google Fiber said it will continue to invest in bringing its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to more cities regardless of what direction the FCC takes with net neutrality.

Level 3 to provide video services for the Super Bowl XLIX

When football fans sit down in front of their TV sets on Sunday to watch the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks play in this year's Super Bowl, Level 3 will once again be providing television broadcast video services to the NFL and NBC Sports.

Broadband now defined as 25 Mbps, FCC says

Just as it released its 2015 Broadband Progress Report, the FCC voted during its monthly meeting today to change the definition of broadband from a minimum of 4/1 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps, a move that will force incumbent telcos and cable operators to rethink how they market and deliver services to consumers and businesses.

Zayo wraps dark fiber build between the NYSE and Mahwah, N.J.

Zayo has put the final touches on a dark fiber route between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Data Center facility at 1700 MacArthur Blvd. in Mahwah, N.J., and 755 Secaucus Road outside of New York City, a move showing the need for fiber-based connectivity.

FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction drives total of $44.9B in bids

The FCC has closed its AWS-3 spectrum auction, announcing that the total provisional winning bids came in at a record $44.899 billion. Phil Goldstein, editor of FierceWireless, provides analysis of what this game-changing auction will have on the wireless industry. Read more

Telus acquires 20% stake in Alithya, strengthens IT services suite

Telus has purchased a 20 percent stake Alithya, a Quebec-based information technology and consulting service provider focused on the Canadian market with presence in other international countries, a move that will enhance its IT service capabilities.

Google Fiber's expansion efforts highlight lack of broadband competition

Google Fiber confirmed on Monday that it would bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to four new metro areas in the Southeast--Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.,--illustrating its desire to continually shake up the status quo of the broadband market.

WOW! Business buys conduit to bring fiber to additional 38 Chicago buildings

WOW! Business is enhancing its reach in Chicago's central business district by purchasing fiber conduit located along Wacker Drive.

AT&T Mobility CMO sets sights on creating value, not just low-priced services

Whether it's integrating wireless with the home, the car or a business, AT&T Mobility says its focus is on creating value for users and less about battling competitors like T-Mobile US and Sprint on just price. Phil Goldstein, editor of FierceWireless, talked to AT&T Mobility CMO David Christopher during the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) about rising competition in the wireless market, as well as opportunities in the connected car and the home automation markets.

Juniper's Q4 revenues drop 14% on slow carrier spending but beat analyst expectations

Juniper reported that fourth-quarter 2014 revenues dropped 14 percent year-over-year to $1.1 billion due to its key service provider customers AT&T and Sprint tightening spending on new equipment and projects.

AT&T battles legacy losses with U-verse gains, but sets focus on profitable customers

AT&T reported that U-verse was the star performer in the wireline portfolio, rising 21.9 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2014, driving up residential wireline revenues slightly 0.1 percent to $5.6 billion.

State groups, lawmakers say FCC has no authority to overturn anti-municipal broadband laws

A call made by President Barack Obama to the FCC asking the FCC to overturn a series of existing 20 existing state laws that either prohibit or outright ban cities and towns from building and operating their own broadband network businesses will face a number of legal challenges.

TE Connectivity to sell network business to CommScope for $3B

TE Connectivity has confirmed that it has agreed to sell its telecom and data equipment business to CommScope for $3 billion.

Time Warner Business lights up 10G speeds for Manhattan's One World Trade Center

Time Warner Cable Business Services (TWCBS) is giving current and new business customers that reside at One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan the ability to access 10 Gbps Internet speeds.

Report: Google Fiber to roll out 1 Gbps service in four Southeast cities

Google Fiber is going to bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service to four new metro areas, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing two people close to the issue.

Tracking wireline earnings in Q4 2014

With the fourth-quarter reporting season in full swing, FierceTelecom is once again tracking the performance of how all of the key service providers performed.

Sovernet brings redundancy to Vermont State Colleges' network

Sovernet Communications, a Vermont-based middle mile provider, has been tasked to provide the Vermont State Colleges (VSC) with an upgrade to its redundant ISP connection at its Community College of Vermont (CCV) facility in Winooski.

PEG Bandwidth lights 2,000 wireless cell sites with fiber

PEG Bandwidth, a wireless backhaul specialist focused on Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, has reached 2,000 cell sites with its fiber in less than four year from its initial launch.

Verizon ponies up $5M to resolve FCC rural call completion investigation

Verizon is going to pay $5 million to settle an FCC inquiry into whether the service provider's rural customers could receive long distance or wireless calls to their traditional POTS phones.