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.
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.
Alpheus Communications on Wednesday added another element to its growing sales efforts, naming Matt Milliron as its new senior vice president of Enterprise and Channel Sales.
NTS, a competitive telco owned by Xfone, on Friday lit up its first customer in Iowa Park, Texas. When NTS completes its PRIDE FTTP network, it will reach 19 communities in Texas and Louisiana, passing a total of 50,000 homes and businesses.
Iristel, a competitive Canadian service provider, on Wednesday began offering its VoIP service to Northern Canada businesses and consumers.
For much of its 30-plus year existence, Integra Telecom was known for its dedication to the SMB market. But in recent years, the service provider realized that assets it purchased in 2005 gave it a set of long-haul and metro fiber assets it could use to build a set of retail and wholesale services for larger customers. CEO Kevin O'Hara talks with Sean Buckley about Integra's emerging service strategies.