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Global Capacity taps tw telecom veteran Thakur as its new CTO

Global Capacity has named tw telecom veteran Tony Thakur as its new CTO, capping off the latest in a series of new management appointments the company has made to enhance its service reach.

RCN Business plans to pursue new near-net fiber business opportunities in 2016

RCN Business, like other business-centric providers, has traditionally taken the approach of directing its fiber investments where its customers want it to go, but the service provider plans to target other attractive sites where it could win new customers.

CenturyLink says cable's hybrid facilities meet its Ethernet customers' needs, negating special access changes

CenturyLink found that cable providers' Ethernet over HFC facilities are becoming a sound alternative source to fulfill large customer needs as it expands its service footprint outside of its traditional wireline territory, illustrating that there are growing options for special access wholesale services.

Comcast Business dedicates $1.2M to extend fiber, Ethernet to Bellevue, Wash. office parks

Comcast Business is investing over $1.2 million to extend its network into two large parts of Bellevue, Wash., to pass an additional 425 local businesses.

AT&T's Stephens says 'holistic' fiber buildout will address business, wireless backhaul needs

AT&T's ongoing FTTH rollout may be designed to provide consumers and businesses with higher speeds, but the service provider is seeing additional benefits from build.

Level 3 extends MEF 2.0 Carrier Ethernet service into 27 European markets

Level 3 is expanding its metro Ethernet service into 27 new European markets, reflecting a desire to grow its EMEA business service penetration.

Frontier serves up wholesale Ethernet Private Line service in 12 states

Frontier Communications has added Ethernet Private Line to its growing E-Line Ethernet wholesale solutions portfolio, enhancing its local and long-haul access methods for the telco's carrier customers.

Lumos lays foundation to spin out fiber-centric company in 2017

Lumos Networks is putting together a foundation to potentially create a fiber-centric company by the end of the year that would focus on selling wholesale and retail services to carriers and enterprise customers in its territory.

FairPoint business customers' TDM to Ethernet migrations are 'lumpy,' Sunu says

Speaking to investors during the company's fourth quarter 2015 earnings call, Paul Sunu, CEO of FairPoint said that while it is building out its fiber network into more buildings to serve business customers, the provider will see business service revenue declines because Ethernet is priced lower than a legacy ATM or TDM-based circuits.

Windstream enhances Ethernet position by expanding on-net fiber, network partnerships

Windstream is seeing its efforts to build out Ethernet services into more of Tier 2 markets it serves pay off. The service provider is gaining momentum with customers as it improves the reach of its network via internal builds and carrier partnerships.