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AT&T's $10B enterprise spending plan will deepen its SDN-based on-demand, cloud service footprints

AT&T is making a big bet on its global enterprise operations with plans to invest nearly $10 billion in its networks to boost the reach of wireless, cloud storage and security services.

EarthLink focuses dark fiber sales on enterprise customers, will de-emphasize TDM-based products

EarthLink is a dark fiber advocate, but the service provider sticking to its strategy of selling the service to enterprise customers versus carriers.

Charter Business' pricing, packaging changes drive up revenues to $294M

Charter's business services division is reaping the benefits of realigning the unit to focus on the specific needs of small businesses and larger enterprise customers as revenues rose 12.3 percent year-over-year to $294 million.

Shentel expands Mid-Atlantic fiber network to pursue new business, wireless backhaul opportunities

Shentel is expanding its fiber network in parts of four states, enabling the provider to pursue a mix of dark and lit fiber-based services for business and wholesale wireless customers.

AT&T equips Louisiana with Ethernet service to extend broadband to rural schools, hospitals

AT&T is giving Louisiana rural schools, hospitals and public safety a larger pipe to communicate by providing the state with its Switched Ethernet service.

Global Capacity extends Ethernet availability across 830 U.S. COs

Global Capacity is furthering the reach of its Ethernet service, investing in network infrastructure in 830 Central Offices (CO) to deliver service to an additional 230,000 new commercial addresses...

Windstream, Charter business services receive MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification

Windstream and Charter are the latest business services providers to gain the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification, a designation that's becoming a Good Housekeeping seal of approval for Ethernet providers.

Data center, enterprise campus upgrades will drive gigabit Ethernet sales, says research firm

The ongoing transition to higher Ethernet speeds in the data center and enterprise campus segment will drive Ethernet switch sales over the next five years, says Dell'Oro Group. According to the research firm, the majority of spending by data centers will be on 25 Gbps capable switches, while 2.5 and 5.0 Gbps will make its way into enterprise campus upgrades.

Birch says metro fiber sales rose 179% in 2015, sees increasing demand for cloud services

Birch Communications is seeing the fruit of its aggressive fiber buildout take shape: the CLEC reported that preliminary metro fiber sales for the quarter that ended at the close of December 2015 show a 179 percent jump.

Lightower acquires HarborLite Networks, enhances Baltimore network reach

Lightower Fiber Networks has acquired HarborLite Networks, enabling the provider to strengthen its fiber network density in the Baltimore area.