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Level 3 gains advanced partner status on AWS Partner Network

Level 3 has achieved Advanced Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) status, advancing its standing in the cloud delivery ecosystem for its growing large and medium-sized enterprise customer base.

Google Fiber begins FTTH construction in San Antonio, but can't confirm service delivery timeline

Google Fiber is making progress with its plans to deliver FTTH services to San Antonio residents, beginning network construction in the city.

Verizon and Frontier begin new transitions: Tracking wireline telecom earnings in Q1 2016

The first-quarter 2016 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 how the top wireline telecom carriers, vendors performed in Q1 2016

The first-quarter 2016 earnings reporting season has gotten underway, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed.

Verizon CWA, IBEW workers' 2016 strike: full coverage

CWA strikersAfter 10 months of negotiation without a new contract agreement, Verizon's 40,000 wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers went on strike at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13. Follow our continuing coverage of the strike here.

Windstream sees growing momentum in intra-data center connectivity services

Windstream's efforts to tap into the burgeoning data center interconnection (DCI) market continues to pay off, as the telco's recent move to provide intra-data center services at Chicago's famed Cermak center shows.

NAB headlines will be dominated by live streaming, 4K, cloud and virtual reality

This year's National Association of Broadcasters tradeshow will be taking place next week in Las Vegas and FierceOnlineVideo and FierceCable editors Sam Bookman and Dan Frankel will be on hand covering all of the action.

Nokia, Accenture strike alliance to help service providers, enterprises transition to SDN

Nokia and Accenture have formed a new group with an eye on helping service providers and enterprises migrate to SDN and other digital technologies.

Mitel to acquire Polycom for $1.96B, enhances conference, video collaboration portfolio

Mitel has struck a deal to acquire Polycom for $1.96 billion in cash and stock, giving it a set of new conference and video collaboration capabilities.

Zayo expands fiber footprint to serve 300 additional towers in San Antonio, Austin

Zayo has expanded its fiber-to-the-tower footprint in San Antonio to serve one of its anchor wireless service provider customers, furthering its presence in the growing dark fiber to the tower segment.

Verizon wireline workforce labor strike causing installation delays

Verizon's wireline workforce strike may be only two days old, but already the company's customers are feeling its effects as FiOS Internet and TV customers are seeing service installation delays.

CenturyLink says FCC should deny Windstream's UNE loop request

CenturyLink is taking another shot in the special access war, saying that Windstream's request for the FCC to mandate that ILECs continue to unbundle next-gen DS1/DS3 loops should be denied.

AT&T seeks permission to shut down 13 legacy bridging and multiplexing services

AT&T (NYSE: T) has asked the FCC for permission to shut down 13 bridging and multiplexing services offered by its affiliates in its wireline territory, signaling yet another move to retire legacy...

AT&T, CenturyLink fiber builds help drive up U.S. business fiber penetration to 46.2%

AT&T and CenturyLink's ongoing fiber builds to power business customers are key contributors to narrowing what Vertical Systems Group calls the "fiber gap."

Google Fiber unveils 25 Mbps broadband plan for low-income families

Google Fiber will begin offering a symmetrical 25 Mbps broadband service option to low income neighborhood residents in Kansas City, Mo., one of its first FTTH markets.

Adtran's Stanton: We'll see carrier G.fast revenues in the first half of 2017

A top Adtran executive confirmed that the provider is currently engaged in over 60 G.fast trials with multiple service providers.

Altice must prove that its European cost-cutting playbook can work in U.S. market

Altice's acquisition of Suddenlink and soon-to-be-completed purchase of Cablevision will enable the service provider to potentially shake up the U.S. cable market as a major competitor to Charter Communications and Comcast. However, the France-based conglomerate faces another uphill battle.

CenturyLink sinks to last place on Netflix's March ISP speed index

CenturyLink has dropped to last place on Netflix's March ISP speed index of streaming video performance. According to the streaming video provider, CenturyLink slid to number 15 on the March ISP Speed Index with an average of 1.53 Mbps.

Level 3's Storey returns to CEO post following short medical leave

Level 3 Communications CEO Jeff Storey is back on the job after a medical leave to recover from surgery related to a heart condition.

BT Openreach fiber network passes 25M premises

Openreach, the wholesale arm of BT that runs the telco's last mile network, confirmed this week that its fiber network has passed 25 million homes in the UK. About 4 million of the 25 million premises have been reached as a result of the government's Broadband Delivery UK program.