FairPoint Communications reported that a spate of inclement weather events combined with a four-month labor strike impacted residential broadband installations as the company was forced to curtail near-term marketing plans to focus on customer support.
Level 3 Communications CEO Jeff Storey has indicated that the strategy by incumbent telcos, namely AT&T and Verizon, to increase their focus on their wireless businesses is helping Level 3 win more deals in the enterprise services space.
Comcast Business is turning up the competitive heat on local incumbent telco FairPoint Communications by making its Ethernet service suite available to businesses in three New Hampshire and Vermont communities.
AT&T continues to make progress with its efforts to virtualize network functions, announcing during this week's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain that it plans to virtualize 5 percent of network functions on its AT&T Integrated Cloud by the end of this year.
AT&T is expanding the availability of its Switched Ethernet Service via Network on Demand to five new markets, with a particular focus on serving businesses in its fiber-ready buildings.
Telstra has become the latest service provider to achieve the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for its international Ethernet portfolio, adding new quality and service enhancements to its retail service line for business customers.
Comcast Business is so confident about its service options in Florida's Palm Beach County that it is enhancing the network there with new fiber-based Ethernet and Internet services for area businesses and school districts.
Level 3 Communications' acquisition of tw telecom continues to have a rippling effect as it has enabled the service provider to surpass Verizon for the No. 2 spot in Vertical Systems Group's 2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions has expanded its agreement with group-purchasing organization MiCTA, enhancing the reach of its service portfolio to state and local government agencies, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, libraries and nonprofits.
Time Warner Cable Business Services (TWCBS) is giving current and new business customers that reside at One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan the ability to access 10 Gbps Internet speeds.