A group of Democratic lawmakers, including Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Congressman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) issued a letter encouraging their colleagues to support the FCC's plan to allow pay-TV customers to purchase their own third-party set-tops instead of renting device.
Verizon has not yet come to an agreement with the wireline workers represented by the CWA and IBEW, but a top company executive says they are getting closer to a resolution as the strike enters its sixth week.
Verizon's recent announcement to bring FiOS to Boston -- one of the cities that was initially left out of its initial build target -- was driven by a desire to fulfill its wireless LTE and business service desires, its top financial executive said.
With so much focus being on wireless much of the world seemingly has forgotten that Sprint has a profitable wireline business. The company is working to change that attitude by launching a separate wireline division dedicated to its business customer base. Leading this segment is 10-year company veteran Mike Fitz.
Netflix has introduced a new tool called Fast.com that allows customers to check how fast their wireline home or mobile broadband connections are in real time. The service works from any location in the world and a broadband user does not have to be a Netflix subscriber to use it.
Frontier Communications' issues in the three wireline markets it entered through its purchase of Verizon's wireline assets in Texas, California and Florida are well documented, but its 46,000 customers in San Antonio aren't seeing much of an effect. That bright spot is one the telco is anxious to highlight in its latest update.
USA Fiber continued its high-speed romp into the Ashburn, Virginia data center region, announcing that it is one of just a few competitive providers to qualify for a Resource Sharing Agreement (RSA) with the State of Maryland. The agreement requires USA Fiber to provide the state dark fiber strands on the path the CLEC is constructing between Ashburn and Baltimore.
TDS Telecom has joined the growing ranks of wireline operators beginning to implement or increase usage caps on their broadband customers.
Birch Communications has named Jim O'Brien as its new executive vice president and chief operations officer, another move in the company's ongoing realignment of its top management team.
Verizon and the wireline workers represented by the CWA and IBEW unions that came back to the negotiating table yesterday have sought the assistance of a federal mediator to sort out issues.
CenturyLink is concerned that the FCC's new two-day reporting period requirement for simplex events on its next-gen services like VoIP and other advanced services is too short.
MetTel has joined the competitive carrier movement to offer a SD-WAN service for enterprise and medium-sized business, challenging incumbent players like AT&T and Verizon with an alternative service.
NTT, in partnership with Fujikura and Hokkaido University, claim they have demonstrated the "world's highest density optical fiber" using a deployable optical fiber diameter of less than 250 micrometers.
AT&T is making another statement in the wake of Google Fiber's move to bring competitively priced FTTH into the San Francisco metro market by launching its 1 Gbps GigaPower FTTH service in six areas at the same $70 per month price point.
Frontier Communications has hatched a strategy to alleviate service issues in Dallas-Fort Worth under which customers have been suffering since the telco took over Verizon's wireline facilities in Texas in April.
AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon and other telcos collectively added just 65,893 broadband subscribers in the first quarter as customers churned to cable operators that can offer higher speeds, particularly in areas where slower speed DSL is the only available broadband service.
BOSTON -- The cable industry is working to embrace software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), but the transition will require a significant amount of work.
Verizon and representatives of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) representing nearly 40,000 wireline workers in the Northeast have agreed to come to the negotiating table again.
8X8 is holding its status as the unified communications as a service (UCaaS) market through its dominant position with small businesses and a growing presence in medium and large businesses. "8x8 maintains its leadership due to its large installed base of UCaaS seats, financial position and continued execution on its market strategy," said Diane Myers, senior research director for VoIP, UC and IMS at IHS Technology.
Sprint is looking to bolster its Ethernet strategy by offering customers the option to access two new options -- Ethernet over Copper (EoC) and Ethernet over DOCSIS (EoDOCSIS) -- via its growing array of access network partners this summer.