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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.

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.