Cincinnati Bell is taking advantage of the upcoming college season football kickoff by adding ESPN's new SEC Network to its growing Fioptics TV lineup, a move that will help it differentiate its growing video library with something more than another me-too IPTV service.
Frontier Communications reported that despite seeing a dip in overall revenues, residential revenue rose slightly by 0.2 percent sequentially to $497 million, up from $496 million in the first quarter.
FairPoint Communications' growing Ethernet service base continued to be a factor in the second quarter, contributing $20.9 million of revenue, or 9.3 percent of total revenue, up from $15.5 million in the second quarter of 2013 as retail and wholesale Ethernet circuits grew 48.3 percent year-over-year.
Hawaiian Telcom's second-quarter story was once again dominated by its consumer segment, where the telco reported that revenue was $36.3 million, up 4.3 percent year-over-year due to revenue growth from its TV and high-speed Internet (HSI) services.
Google Fiber has been looking at bringing its 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the home (FTTH) project to the UK, shaking up the country's broadband market that's been dominated by incumbent telco BT, reports The Telegraph.
Geo Networks, which is now part of Zayo, has reached a deal to acquire the assets of the failed Digital Region broadband network in South Yorkshire, England, reports The Star.
UK regulator Ofcom has put new rules in place that will force Openreach, the operator of BT's last mile network, to enhance the speed in which it conducts line repairs and service installations for consumers and its wholesale customers, reports ZDNet.
The FCC is allocating $2 billion over the next two years to equip more schools and libraries with Wi-Fi connections to enable students to take advantage of new educational tools like tablets and digital textbooks.
AT&T has reached an agreement with the city of Raleigh, N.C., to be the next market where it will provide its 1 Gbps U-verse with GigaPower fiber to the premises (FTTP) service.
Democratic congressional leaders have introduced legislation they say will make sure the Internet remains accessible to all online services and keeps the net free of so-called "fast lanes."