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FairPoint's Ethernet, IP services growth offset voice declines, hints at M&A possibilities

FairPoint is seeing its investment in Ethernet services continue to become a key revenue driver to offset ongoing voice service and legacy data services declines, a trend that continued into the third quarter.

EarthLink's Alterman: It's important to protect our lit fiber business

EarthLink is seeing growing interest from a host of carriers and enterprises for its transport services, including dark fiber, but it does not want to enable one of its service provider competitors either.

Comcast pressures AT&T, Verizon business base with 20 customer wins

Comcast Business may still be a relatively small player in the large business space when compared to large incumbent telcos, but the company is already making headway with a number of multisite businesses.

CenturyLink, Frontier, TelePacific join MEF's Ethernet Interconnection Points project

CenturyLink, Frontier and TelePacfic are the latest service providers to begin participating in the Metro Ethernet Forum's Ethernet Interconnect Points (EIP) project, an effort to create standard guidelines for Ethernet interconnection.

Juniper's Rahim: AT&T was a landmark win for our Contrail platform in Q3

Juniper sees its recent win at AT&T for its Contrail SDN product set gave it confidence about the service provider market, but also validates its strategy that's getting interest from other service providers.

Time Warner Cable Business Class establishes network, cloud services bundle

Time Warner Cable Business Class is giving its business customers an option to simplify their service experience by offering a bundle of cloud and network services.

Windstream's data center sale allows it to focus on broadband, fiber networking strategy

Following months of rumors, Windstream made it official that it will sell off its data center business to TierPoint for $575 million, a deal that reflects the company's need to focus on its core business, wholesale, and consumer services strategy.

PEG Bandwidth completes Chicago-area 100G Ethernet route

PEG Bandwidth is enhancing its Midwestern network footprint by adding a 100G route from Peoria to Chicago via Bloomington and Champaign, Ill.

Windstream says ILEC construction charges create barriers for CLECs, business customers

Windstream said that the charges ILECs levy to construct facilities to serve a special access request from a competitor for TDM or IP-based Ethernet services are too high.

C&W Networks signs 20-year dark fiber IRU with Allied Fiber

C&W Networks, a large pan-Caribbean provider, has signed a 20-year Indefeasible Right of Use agreement to expand its route between Miami and Jacksonville with colocation and dark fiber infrastructure.