Cbeyond, a competitive telco that's in the process of being purchased by Birch Communications, is extending dark fiber to small to medium businesses that reside in large, multi-tenant buildings.
Windstream has been one of the most aggressive telcos rolling out fiber and Ethernet to cellular towers, but like other wireline providers, it continues to weather a tough revenue storm as its customers migrate off TDM circuits.
Global Capacity and PEG Bandwidth are taking on the rural interconnection problem by establishing a new buy and sell agreement to procure off-net service connections for customers that need access to larger Tier 1 markets.
XO Communications is giving its business customers more control over their service experience with its new myXO online customer portal.
Level 3 has been awarded a nearly 300-site contract to provide network services for the federal judicial system via the General Services Administration (GSA) Networx Enterprise contract.
Lumos Networks has bolstered its business services sales power, announcing that it has named Glenn Lytle as the new vice president of Enterprise Sales.
Integra has taken another step towards advancing its government, education and health care sales funnels by becoming a member of MiCTA, a nationwide group purchasing organization for communications and network services.
Global Capacity is bringing its One Marketplace solution to locations throughout Canada, a move that it says will accommodate national and managed service providers' desire to accommodate their business customers' multi-site needs.
The argument of some CLECs that we need to preserve the old technologies (really, preserve the CLECs' business models) for the benefit of special access customers is starting to fall apart. And it's falling apart without government intervention, through the use of private, market-based agreements.
FairPoint reported that Ethernet service revenues contributed about $19.9 million in revenue in the first quarter of 2014, up from $14.9 million a year ago, as retail and wholesale circuits grew 56.6 percent year-over-year.