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.
AT&T has put another multi-site business contract into its win column by securing an $8 million deal to provide SCHOTT AG network connectivity to all of its production plants, data centers and corporate offices.
Verizon has begun its latest effort to enhance its U.S. metro network with 100G, bringing what it says is better latency and improved scalability that it has seen in deploying the technology in its long-haul network.
RCN Business, a competitive business service provider, added another potential element of differentiation by gaining the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification.
Bernard Daines, one of the early commercial Ethernet pioneers, passed away last Thursday morning after a long illness, reports The Spokesman-Review. According to his brother Dan Daines, he would have been 70 on April 12.
Integra continues to find a strong role in the data center market, announcing that it has connected 30 facilities since October 2013, bringing its total on-net data center footprint to 92.
Comcast Business has been awarded a Schedule 70 contract with the General Services Administration (GSA), enabling it to sell directly to federal, state and local government customers in its serving regions.
AT&T won a wide-scale IP-based VPN contract with Frankfurt-based construction company Hilti that's designed to enhance the customer's retail sales process.
tw telecom has revealed that Memphis, Tenn., and Orange County, Calif., are the two latest markets targeted for network expansion as part of its nationwide effort.
tw telecom is putting a new focus on the Colorado Springs market with plans to nearly double its network reach in southern Colorado.