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.
CenturyLink is upping the ante in the symmetrical 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) game, announcing that it will extend its service footprint to residential and business customers in select locations in 16 cities.
Birch Communications has put the final touches on its $323 million acquisition of fellow competitive service provider Cbeyond, creating what it says is a nationwide service provider with about $700 million in annual revenue.