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Verizon joins ILEC chorus against special access, saying Ethernet services should not be regulated

Verizon has told the FCC in a new filing that the commission should not revoke regulatory forbearance on Ethernet-based services because businesses and wholesale CLEC customers have a larger pool of sources to get these services.

Consolidated serves up UC, cloud services for Sacramento, Dallas business customers

Consolidated Communications is taking a larger bite out of the cloud services market with a series of new cloud offerings that it will initially offer to businesses that reside in its Sacramento, Calif., and Dallas metro markets.

Cogent, Ortega part ways over sales, compensation strategy; Bubeck to fill in

Ernie Ortega, Cogent's chief revenue officer and VP of global sales, will leave the company, reportedly over a disagreement with CEO Dave Schaeffer related to strategy and compensation for part of the provider's sales force.

Cowen: Comcast's new business services unit could prompt purchase of Level 3

Comcast Business' creation of a new unit focusing on large businesses has raised speculation that it could purchase Level 3 Communications as a way to gain a national fiber footprint. 

Windstream's Thomas: We see an opportunity to reduce $1B in special access spending

As Windstream looks to grow its market share in the enterprise services space, the service provider has set a goal to reduce spending on special access fees to the ILECs like AT&T and Verizon where it does not have its own last mile network facilities.

Verizon's Global Business unit looks to improve operations amidst copper migration, IP price compression challenges

Verizon's Global Business division continues to operate in a challenging environment as the newer IP-based services aren't making up for declines in legacy TDM.

Orange, BT retain dominant spots over Verizon, AT&T in global Ethernet race, says VSG

Orange and BT's ongoing buildout of Ethernet to more international locations has helped the two companies retain their dominant position on Vertical System Group's global Ethernet Leaderboard.

XO invades CenturyLink's turf by extending fiber into 100 Salt Lake City buildings

XO Communications has completed the expansion of its on-net fiber building reach project in the Salt Lake City area with the addition of nearly 100 new buildings, making it a more competitive threat to area incumbent telco CenturyLink.

CenturyLink to cut 150 workers in Colorado, sets focus on managing expenses

CenturyLink announced that it has let go nearly 150 employees in Colorado, or 2.5 percent of its workforce, from the company. The latest job cuts, which are part of a broader effort to lay off a total of 1,000 employees, are being implemented to tighten its purse strings.

Zayo sees growing interest in dark fiber for macrocell, small cell backhaul

Zayo continues to see that dark fiber services-- something that traditional telcos won't offer-- is a growing factor in its wireless backhaul business.