Level 3 serves up wireless-based managed backup service, targets retail to start

Level 3 has introduced a new wireless-based backup service, enabling retail and other security-centric verticals the option to bypass traditional landline-based DSL services to maintain uptime.

Cologix acquires Net Access, adds 700 new colocation customers

Cologix is acquiring Net Access, a northern New Jersey colocation provider, adding over 700 new customers.

AT&T, CWA sign tentative agreement in Southeast wireline territory

AT&T and the Communications Workers of America have carved out a tentative agreement representing employees in the carrier's Southeast territory, clearing another potential hurdle with its wireline workforce.

USA Fiber establishes Potomac River crossing dark fiber route

USA Fiber has established a new dark fiber route connecting the coveted Ashburn, Va.-to-Baltimore route by crossing the Potomac River, bypassing the crowded Washington, D.C., network path.

Verizon's Shammo: We'll have FiOS coverage in 70 percent of our East Coast footprint

Verizon may be selling off a sizeable piece of its wireline network base to Frontier, but the service provider will have a concentrated FTTH base allowing it to effectively compete with Altice when the France-based company completes its Cablevision acquisition.

Wireline telecom earnings in the third quarter of 2015

The third-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.

Tracking Verizon, Adtran, AT&T and others' Q3 performance

The third-quarter 2015 earnings reporting season has begun, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry including AT&T, Centurylink, Verizon and others performed.

Verizon remains unwilling to bring FiOS to Boston despite city's permitting, regulations concessions

Boston may be willing to bend over backwards to give Verizon anything it needs to wire up the city with FTTH, but that plea fell on deaf ears as the telco recently told the City Council it won't bring the service to any new areas.

PEG Bandwidth completes Chicago-area 100G Ethernet route

PEG Bandwidth is enhancing its Midwestern network footprint by adding a 100G route from Peoria to Chicago via Bloomington and Champaign, Ill.

Windstream to sell off data center business for $575M to TierPoint

Windstream is shedding its data center business with plans to sell the assets to TierPoint, a cloud and managed service provider, for $575 million in cash, ending months of rumors about what it would do with the unit.

CenturyLink aims to fully virtualize its core IP networks, data centers by 2018

CenturyLink has set an aggressive SDN and NFV network plan, announcing that it will virtualize 40 percent of its global IP core network by the end of this year and plans to have full global virtualization of its IP core network and data centers by 2018.

AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink special access pricing practices face new FCC investigation

AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and other ILECs' special access pricing plans are facing a new FCC investigation over claims that these carriers are implementing unreasonable terms and conditions in their plans.

AT&T spent more than T-Mobile, Verizon on TV ads in September

In a new feature conducted with TV advertising measurement firm, FierceWireless tracks TV advertising spend of the top wireless operators.

Comcast: We'll take an incremental approach to deploying 100G

NEW ORLEANS -- Comcast is hot on the trail of incorporating 100G into its network, but it is taking a realistic approach to getting there.

Windstream says ILEC construction charges create barriers for CLECs, business customers

Windstream said that the charges ILECs levy to construct facilities to serve a special access request from a competitor for TDM or IP-based Ethernet services are too high.

SIP trunking adoption set to rise to 62 percent by 2017, says Infonetics

As more businesses see their premises-based PBX systems come to the end of life, more North American businesses say they are increasingly using SIP for a part of their voice connectivity...

EPB shakes up FTTH market with 10G residential service

EPB has introduced a 10G FTTH service for residential customers in Chattanooga, Tenn., upping the competitive ante in the FTTH gigabit services trend.

USA Fiber unveils dark fiber peering platform targeting Ashburn, Va., carrier customers

USA Fiber, an emerging dark fiber provider, has introduced a dark fiber lease program targeting wholesale customers looking to interconnect with area on its new Ashburn, Va., ring.

Verizon: Cable monopoly, property access hampered its New York City FiOS build

Verizon told the New York City Council during a hearing this week that it has met its obligations of homes passed with FTTH and that property owner disputes have hampered its ability to reach a number of potential customers.

Verizon extends cloud interconnect service to Latin America, lights new Europe and U.S. sites

Verizon is now offering its Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) service in Latin America, while adding new sites in Europe and the United States, a move that illustrates its aggressive cloud buildout strategy.