Comcast's and Level 3's pending acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and TW Telecom could have a major effect on the status of the top U.S. Ethernet providers, reports Vertical Systems Group in its Mid-2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard.
Comcast Business is challenging local incumbent telcos and CLECs serving business customers in the West by expanding its Ethernet fiber networks to deliver up to 10 Gbps speeds to underserved commercial areas in Kent, Wash., and 400 Mbps to a boutique hotel in Marin County, Calif.
CenturyLink saw an uptick in Prism IPTV subscribers that drove up its second-quarter 2014 strategic consumer revenues to $1.5 billion, up sequentially over the first quarter.
Frontier Communications reported that despite seeing a dip in overall revenues, residential revenue rose slightly by 0.2 percent sequentially to $497 million, up from $496 million in the first quarter.
tw telecom, which is being acquired by Level 3 Communications, reported that second-quarter 2014 revenues rose 7.8 percent to $419.7 million on strong enterprise and data and Internet segment growth.
tw telecom, which is being acquired by Level 3 Communications, is moving to expand its network in Kansas City--the latest stop on a broader network buildout plan.
Verizon's FiOS results bounced back in the second quarter, with revenues rising 14.4 percent year-over-year to $3.1 billion due to an uptick in both broadband and video subscriptions.
Verizon is pushing the bandwidth boundaries of its Ethernet network, announcing that it recently completed a trial carrying 100G traffic over its regional network between two 100G network interface devices (NID).
Zayo has filed the necessary paperwork with U.S. regulators to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) with hopes of raising up to $100 million.
Alpheus Communications is going to spend up to $12 million to increase its fiber network footprint in Houston and Dallas, a move that will enable it to better respond to multi-site businesses that are looking for alternative sources to connect their office locations and data centers.