Birch Communications may be known as a CLEC serving small to medium-sized businesses, but the launch of its Enterprise Solutions shows that it wants to get a piece of the lucrative multi-site business market.
TelePacific has completed the integration of TelWest, a Texas-based provider that it purchased in 2011 that immediately gave the CLEC a presence in the Texas business services market and access to over 3,400 business customers.
A federal court ruled against Northern Valley Communications, a rural CLEC, in its appeal of an FCC order that prevented the South Dakota-based telco from charging access fees to long-distance carriers in a practice known as access stimulation or "traffic pumping."
Where do ILECs stand in the Ethernet space? All four of the largest U.S. telcos--AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and Windstream--continue to expand their Ethernet portfolios and reach for their customers. In the latest entry in our Ethernet series, FierceTelecom provides a breakdown of each ILEC's performance in the Ethernet space and charts their on-net buildings.
Alabama local exchange carrier Otelco said it filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, three months after its wholesale contract with Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) expired.
Where do CLECs fit in the Ethernet ecosystem? In the third installment of our series, FierceTelecom takes a look at competitive local exchange carriers that are providing a diverse set of Ethernet services from a multitude of business angles.
At the first meeting of the FCC's Technology Transitions Policy Taskforce on March 18, the workshop will consider various topics around the final transition to IP. One suggestion that has received considerable support is that the process should protect consumers by including a few pilot trials to ensure that any issues that surface do so within a limited and safe environment.
Members of the competitive telecom industry, including both regional and nationwide CLECs, wholesalers and vendors, are meeting in Las Vegas at COMPTEL Spring 2013. Sean Buckley, Senior Editor of FierceTelecom, was on hand to report on happenings at the conference. Click here for all our coverage of the event. (Image courtesy of CityCenter Las Vegas)
Integra Telecom, a growing CLEC serving SMBs and enterprises in the Western United States, on Monday refinanced $825 million of its debt.
The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) and the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO) on Wednesday decided to merge their operations into one common organization.