Integra is giving its customers a common Ethernet foundation for the services it delivers to its business customer base by upgrading its network to deliver Ethernet over what it says is a single architecture.
FiberLight is growing its competitive stance in Texas by finishing the construction of over 4,500 miles of its planned 8,800 mile expansion across the central and western parts of the state.
Birch Communications has made another move to sharpen its sales operations by promoting company veterans Brad Smith to vice president of Dealer Sales and Mike Otting to vice president of Telesales.
Otelco, a competitive telco serving various Northeast and Southern U.S. states, boosted its service capabilities by acquiring Maine-based cloud hosting and managed provider Reliable Networks.
Comptel, the trade association representing the competitive telecom service provider segment, has named former Mississippi Congressman Chip Pickering as its CEO.
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.