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AT&T, Verizon, Windstream join MEF to advance Ethernet interconnection

AT&T, Verizon and Windstream are among a group of Tier 1 service providers that are joining the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) to drive the next phase of the organization's Ethernet Interconnect Points (EIP) project to develop common guidelines service providers can use to interconnect their Ethernet networks when pursuing out-of-territory opportunities.

Birch adds 46 on-net buildings to fiber network in four major markets

Birch Communications continues to make progress with its aggressive fiber buildout strategy, extending its facilities into an additional 46 buildings in four major U.S. markets.

Nokia's $16.6B bid for Alcatel-Lucent puts company back into the wireline game

Nokia announced today that it will purchase Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) for $16.6 billion. The deal will reestablish the European vendor's presence in the wireline space, an area that it largely left behind in recent years to solely focus on wireless.

Global Capacity addresses growing cloud needs with fiber ring in Dallas

ORLANDO, Fla.--Global Capacity has responded to its Dallas customers' needs for more cloud connectivity options between data centers by lighting its own fiber ring in the city.

Global Capacity extends wholesale MPLS VPN service across 9.6M locations

Global Capacity is wasting no time making use out of the wholesale assets it  purchased from MegaPath last fall, announcing that it is now offering MPLS VPN service through its One Marketplace network backbone.

EarthLink extends aggregation platform and MPLS access to carrier customers

ORLANDO, Fla.--EarthLink Carrier is giving its wholesale customers the same multi-service aggregation platform and MPLS access across its nationwide network that it has had for retail customers.

Comcast beefs up fiber, Ethernet reach in California's East Bay region

Comcast Business is taking new aim at businesses that reside in three business parks in the Northern California towns of Pleasanton, Hayward and Fremont through a $2 million expansion project of its fiber and Ethernet networks.

Charter's Bright House deal could further disrupt competition in the Ethernet, business services market

Charter Business will instantly gain more clout in the business services and Ethernet services race if its proposed acquisition of Bright House Networks is a success. In addition, if the proposed acquisition between Comcast and Time Warner Cable goes through, Charter will gain various properties from both cable MSOs as one of the conditions of the deal.

VSG: Fiber penetration gap in U.S. businesses narrowed to under 60%

Fiber penetration into U.S. buildings has come a long way over the past 10 years, rising from as low as 10.9 percent in 2004 to over 42 percent in 2014, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest figures.

Lumos Networks starts pre-selling services on its new 75-mile fiber route in Virginia

Lumos Networks is putting its new 75-route mile long-haul network from Richmond to Hampton Roads, Va., to work by beginning to pre-sell services to businesses and carriers that reside along the path between these two cities.