CenturyLink has set a goal to reduce power consumption on its public switched telephone network by nearly 22,000 megawatt-hours a year, reducing greenhouse gas emissions as more customers migrate to VoIP and mobile voice services.
CenturyLink says that a request made by the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology to classify dark fiber leases or indefeasible rights of use agreements as special construction could have grave consequences.
CenturyLink has taken another step in expanding its European presence by activating two 100G wavelengths on the desirable New York-to-London route via Aqua Comms' new submarine cable network.
Google Fiber's mission to bring 1 Gbps service to Portland, Oregon, has hit another snag. The service provider is going to delay the buildout for the near future, according to a group of contractors and others close to Google Fiber that would be working to build out the fiber network.
Verizon has been granted an extension of the General Services Administration's Networx telecom services program, enabling the telco's public sector customers to continue purchasing services while paving a path to the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract.
A CenturyLink-led coalition of six service providers has called for a peer review of the FCC's notice of proposed further rulemaking on its special access reform proposal, citing what they say is a flawed analysis of the market.
CenturyLink will launch a metered billing trial focusing on select DSL customers in Yakima, Washington, meaning that subscribers will face overage fees if they go over a certain monthly usage limit.
Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery says CenturyLink and Frontier Communications "need to increase capital spending to be more competitive" with cable operators in their regions, specifically Comcast and Charter.
CenturyLink and Frontier are going to face more powerful competitive forces in Charter Communications and Comcast, two cable operators that have been increasing their network footprints via acquisitions and organic builds while upping broadband speeds in multiple markets.
CenturyLink has won a contract with a $29 million ceiling to provide disaster recovery services to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which oversees the U.S. banking system.