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Birch enhances metro fiber service in Houston, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C.

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 realigns company under two business units, revamps Electric Lightwave brand

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 boosts growth with Kansas operations center expansion

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.

Comcast/TWC will create one of the largest local telecom providers, says group of telcos

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 enhances Detroit reach by expanding sales force, opening regional office

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.

AT&T, MetTel extend wholesale service agreement

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 narrows Q3 net loss to $2M, but business, residential declines continued

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.

CallFire sees new cost, service benefits as a registered CLEC

Cloud-based software provider CallFire has formally registered as a CLEC, a move that it says will enable it to provide nationwide telephony services to its customers.

Birch revamps brand identity, unveils new product portfolio

Birch Communications, which has been rapidly expanding its portfolio through a series of tuck-in acquisitions, has established new company branding for a new set of product offerings targeting its business customer base.

Gigabit Wars: The best prices for 1 Gbps service from ILECs, MSOs and municipal providers

Google Fiber's 1 Gbps service has had a rippling effect in the telecom industry, as a growing host of providers are now planning or offering gigabit service. But what price do subscribers pay? We take a look at pricing trends across this segment.