Integra has jumped aboard the bring-your-own-cloud concept by offering new and existing cloud customers direct connections to Amazon Web Services' Direct Connect service.
As Consolidated Communications sees the majority of its revenue mix trend more toward commercial services, particularly Metro Ethernet, the service provider is keen on pursuing business customer opportunities that it can directly connect to its own fiber network.
Integra has extended fiber to more than 3,000 building locations in its 11-state territory that it serves via its Integra Business and Electric Lightwave business units.
WOW! Business is expanding its presence in the Chicago area by extending its fiber network into ByteGrid's Aurora, Ill., data center, giving its customers access to new colocation, data center and hosting capabilities.
MegaPath Cloud Services is playing into the mobile nature of its business customers by adding SMS Text Messaging and mobile-to-desktop-device handover to its Unified Communications (UC) service.
CenturyLink is taking on emerging business service competitors like Comcast Business by making its symmetrical 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service available to businesses in four areas of southern Utah.
Telus is enhancing its movement into the cloud services segment by offering its Canadian business customers two new cloud-based services focused on contact center and collaboration applications.
CenturyLink has asked the FCC for permission to conduct its own TDM-to-IP trials with a particular focus on business customers replacing their traditional POTS voice services with VoIP. The service provider expects the proposed trial in Las Vegas to last approximately six months in 12 wire centers.
Just as it did several years ago when it rolled out to Kansas City residential customers, Google Fiber is enticing potential business customers by offering its fiber-to-the-premises services to select K.C. businesses. As FierceTelecom 's Sean Buckley notes, however, this toe-dipping hardly guarantees a broad, aggressive rollout of the highly coveted Google Fiber service to the business market. Sean's complete report can be read here.
AT&T is tapping into the popularity of VMware, announcing that they will provide low latency private cloud network connectivity for VMware vCloud Air customers using AT&T's NetBond solution.