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Windstream says consolidating network interconnection agreements will lower third-party access costs

Windstream, like other service providers sees how IP technology can lower its cost structure, but the telco is also seeing opportunities to cut costs by realigning its interconnection agreements with other carriers.

Windstream takes independent tack in 2016 with last-mile fiber builds

Windstream continues to expand its last-mile network fiber build, a move that will lessen its reliance on third-party providers and provide higher speed services for its business customer base.

Adtran's Q1 2016 revenue dips slightly to $142.2M, but expects uptick in carrier spending

Adtran says that despite a small dip in first quarter 2016 revenues it is seeing potential revenue opportunities from service provider customers, creating a new future revenue foundation.

Fatbeam says 63 percent of its E-Rate customers are using dark fiber

Fatbeam, a regional dark fiber provider serving the Pacific Northwest, is seeing dark fiber adoption by schools in its serving area increase by 63 percent.

Windstream says lower-bandwidth businesses rely on incumbents' DS1, DS3 unbundled loops

Windstream, firing its latest shot in the special access market battle, has urged the FCC to grant its petition to ensure that ILECs will continue to provide unbundled DS1 and DS3 loops, in order to keep the lower-bandwidth business services market competitive.

AT&T claims Level 3, other CLECs want to re-regulate special access market

AT&T fired another salvo in the special access debate, accusing Level 3 and CLECs (competitive local exchange carriers) of wanting the FCC to re-regulate the special access market.

EarthLink focuses dark fiber sales on enterprise customers, will de-emphasize TDM-based products

EarthLink is a dark fiber advocate, but the service provider sticking to its strategy of selling the service to enterprise customers versus carriers.

TDS' CLEC business faces price squeeze from the ILECs' wholesale Ethernet regime

TDS Telecom's CLEC arm, TDS Metrocom, says that delivering Ethernet services to customers, particularly to smaller businesses that want 20 Mbps and above where it does not have its own facilities, is challenged by high-priced wholesale ILEC access services.

Birch says metro fiber sales rose 179% in 2015, sees increasing demand for cloud services

Birch Communications is seeing the fruit of its aggressive fiber buildout take shape: the CLEC reported that preliminary metro fiber sales for the quarter that ended at the close of December 2015 show a 179 percent jump.

RCN Business jumps into the 100G Ethernet game

RCN Business has responded to the growing demand for higher speed Ethernet services by upgrading its network to support 100G links. By making this network upgrade, the service provider can now offer customers in its serving areas a choice of Ethernet speeds that can scale from 3 Mbps to 100 Gbps.