AT&T says that as the FCC looks to analyze the data it has collected in the special access proceeding, it will see that there are plenty of alternatives to incumbent players that CLECs can choose from to purchase wholesale circuits to extend their service into areas where they can't reach today.
Birch Communications has implemented a number of system enhancements and hired additional management and order processing staff as it works to improve its Service Delivery operations.
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.
Birch Communications is enhancing its business services capabilities by launching a large network expansion of its fiber-based services in three of its fastest growing markets--Houston, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Integra has made another move to better align itself in the broader business market by establishing two new units that will focus on dedicating resources to the complex needs of mid-sized and large enterprise markets.
Birch Communications has taken another step in its expansion strategy, announcing that it has expanded its offices in Emporia, Kan., an effort it says will accommodate its customers' growth.
A group of telcos, including CenturyLink and FairPoint Communications, has told the FCC that if the Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger is approved, they should not be required to provide the combined company access to unbundled network elements (UNEs) to deliver voice services.
Birch Communications is looking to make a bigger splash in the Detroit area by opening a new sales branch office in Livonia, Mich., and expanding its sales force.
MetTel, a competitive provider focused on serving business customers, has reached a new agreement with AT&T to extend their wholesale voice services agreement through 2017, enabling it to continue offering services to customers without fear of disruption.
EarthLink may have reduced its net loss to $2 million year-over-year from $11.3 million, but the service provider reported that revenues dropped in both its consumer and business segments.