If Charter Communications is successful in acquiring fellow cable MSOs Time Warner Cable and Bright House, it could alter the dynamics of the Ethernet market once again.
Birch Communications has extended its BirchNet Broadband footprint by over 60 percent, giving it coverage in 14 states across and adjacent to the Northern Tier, Rockies and Pacific Northwest.
Windstream is bullish on its 100G long-haul network prospects for both enterprise and carrier customers, so much so that it has set forth a plan to add more fiber routes and entrance points to the network by the end of the year.
Verizon Wireless has cited Cincinnati as one of its small cell targets, an initiative that could create a new revenue opportunity for local incumbent telco Cincinnati Bell, particularly for wireless backhaul and dark fiber.
CenturyLink is implementing a new consumer credit policy for customers who sign up for their broadband-only service, a move that will enable it to battle churn and pave the way for new growth.
Frontier is seeing growing demand for wholesale Ethernet services, particularly from regional ISPs that need off-net access for their business customers in the secondary and tertiary markets the telco serves.
FairPoint may still be a nascent player in the data center market, but it's one that will help put its existing central office facilities to better use while furthering its bond with its business customers.
AT&T has designated 4-Star Industrial Park in Robards, Ky., as "Fiber Ready," illustrating that it is making progress with driving fiber into more commercial buildings to deliver IP-based Ethernet and cloud services.
Level 3 Communications' EVP and CFO, Sunit Patel, maintains that as AT&T and Verizon focus more of their attention on wireless and entertainment, the company will benefit as it pursues new growth opportunities in the enterprise services space.
Global Capacity has lit a new metro fiber ring in the Washington, D.C., area, a build that will expand the availability of its One Marketplace network over more of its own network facilities in key U.S. Internet markets.