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CenturyLink, FairPoint and Frontier protest special access changes, say it will impact rural market growth

CenturyLink, FairPoint and Frontier banded together in protest of the FCC's passing of a proposal to realign the special access market, saying that it would have a detrimental effect on how service providers address Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets.

AT&T, Verizon, and competitive providers remain divided on dark fiber, but interest is rising

Dark fiber may be remembered as a product of the.com age where competitive providers built out networks speculatively, but it's clearly back in telecom style. However, unlike the late 1990s build-it-and-they-will-come drive, dark fiber demand is today being driven by new service drivers-- small cell backhaul, data center connectivity and the FCC E-Rate program.

CenturyLink sees government dark fiber sales as part of broader managed offering

CenturyLink may not be interested in selling dark fiber indefeasible rights of use (IRUs) leases to other carriers, but it does sell the service to government customers as part of a managed service offering.

Google Fiber's presence continues to force broadband pricing hand of AT&T, CenturyLink and Comcast

Google Fiber may be in less than a handful of markets today, but it's clear that the service provider's presence is driving incumbent telcos and cable MSOs like AT&T and Comcast to rethink their pricing plans even for their lower speed tiers.

Cox sponsors Phoenix's Gigabit push in action against CenturyLink, others

Cox Communications said it sponsored a three-year private sector grant in Phoenix to have the city join the nationwide Smart Gigabit Communities project. Initiated in 2015 by US Ignite, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, the project is intended to build "a living lab of testbeds for smart gigabit applications."

CenturyLink, Frontier: FCC should not re-impose price regulations on special access services

CenturyLink and Frontier have joined forces to petition the FCC over the ongoing special access regulation issue, arguing that the FCC should not re-impose new regulations on wholesale services ILECs provide to CLECs.

CenturyLink says FCC should deny Windstream's UNE loop request

CenturyLink is taking another shot in the special access war, saying that Windstream's request for the FCC to mandate that ILECs continue to unbundle next-gen DS1/DS3 loops should be denied.

AT&T, CenturyLink fiber builds help drive up U.S. business fiber penetration to 46.2%

AT&T and CenturyLink's ongoing fiber builds to power business customers are key contributors to narrowing what Vertical Systems Group calls the "fiber gap."

CenturyLink sinks to last place on Netflix's March ISP speed index

CenturyLink has dropped to last place on Netflix's March ISP speed index of streaming video performance. According to the streaming video provider, CenturyLink slid to number 15 on the March ISP Speed Index with an average of 1.53 Mbps.

CenturyLink gets invited to DISA's $4B global network services party

CenturyLink is now a U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) authorized network services provider under the $4 billion Global Network Services (GNS) contract, enabling it to compete on multiple service contracts.