Windstream says in two new filings it made with the FCC that the incumbent telcos' move to an all-IP network, while promising in terms of new services, should not give them license to raise prices on wholesale circuits they provide to CLECs, a factor that would increase costs for the small to medium businesses (SMBs) they serve.
Lumos Networks CEO Tim Biltz says the company expects to see more requests for proposals (RFPs) from its wireless carrier customers for small cell backhaul and dark fiber.
Orange Business and BT continued to hold on to their top spots in Vertical Systems Group's Ethernet Leaderboard due to continually broadening their reach and fiber footprint into more locations to satisfy multinational corporation needs.
FairPoint Communications continues to make progress with its northern New England wireless backhaul plans, announcing during its fourth-quarter earnings call that it has reached 1,100 cell towers with fiber while preparing for new small cell opportunities.
Comcast Business continues to expand its presence in carrier neutral data centers, announcing that it has established point-of-presence (PoP) in three major vXchnge data centers.
FairPoint Communications reported that a spate of inclement weather events combined with a four-month labor strike impacted residential broadband installations as the company was forced to curtail near-term marketing plans to focus on customer support.
Level 3 Communications CEO Jeff Storey has indicated that the strategy by incumbent telcos, namely AT&T and Verizon, to increase their focus on their wireless businesses is helping Level 3 win more deals in the enterprise services space.
Comcast Business is turning up the competitive heat on local incumbent telco FairPoint Communications by making its Ethernet service suite available to businesses in three New Hampshire and Vermont communities.
AT&T continues to make progress with its efforts to virtualize network functions, announcing during this week's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain that it plans to virtualize 5 percent of network functions on its AT&T Integrated Cloud by the end of this year.
AT&T is expanding the availability of its Switched Ethernet Service via Network on Demand to five new markets, with a particular focus on serving businesses in its fiber-ready buildings.