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.
tw telecom has expanded its existing fiber network in Nashville, Tenn., a move that extends its network from the city's central business district to the west side of the Nashville International Airport.
Consolidated Communications reported that a 21 percent rise in Metro Ethernet revenue drove up overall first-quarter 2014 data, video and Internet services revenue to $68.2 million.
AT&T's consumer wireline segment continues to be driven by U-verse growth and the first quarter of 2014 was no exception, with revenues growing 28.3 percent year-over-year to $3.5 billion.
HickoryTech is ready to take on a new identity and it has asked its shareholders to approve its request to change its corporate name to Enventis Corp.
Alaska Communications has jumped into the superfast broadband game by offering local businesses up to 1 Gigabit speeds in Anchorage thanks to an ongoing expansion of its fiber network.
tw telecom continues to make progress with its nationwide network expansion effort, making Utah's Salt Lake Valley the latest market to bring its services to both businesses and wholesale data center customers.
Birch Communications has re-ignited its ongoing buying streak with a $323 million all-cash deal to acquire Cbeyond, creating a new company that will serve about 200,000 customers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Puerto Rico.
FairPoint Communications continues to be aggressive with its Ethernet expansion strategy. The telco's recently completed upgrade of its Norway, Maine, central office (CO) puts Ethernet into an additional 300 local businesses and local public institutions.