CenturyLink residential customers are going to find a piece of coal in their service stocking this Christmas season as the telco is tacking on new fees for its standalone broadband and dual-play voice and broadband bundles.
Verizon's ongoing war of words with Hopewell Township, N.J.'s officials over telephone service quality and lack of fruitful broadband service shows that consumers' desire for high speed wireline broadband is just as prevalent in rural markets as it is in large cities.
Verizon is hoping to strengthen its bond with its small to medium business (SMB) customers that enrolled in the telco's Small Biz Rewards loyalty program by launching a "Give and Give Back" Holiday Sweepstakes that will award $5,000 to a business and their favorite charity.
Bell Aliant continued on its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) expansion path, adding 19,000 new FibreOP customers during the quarter, bringing total FibreOP Internet customers to approximately 236,000 at the end of September 2014.
Verizon reported that third-quarter consumer wireline results rose 4.5 percent to $3.9 billion, with FiOS revenues representing 76 percent of the total wireline revenues.
The head of Vodafone Netherlands said the country is in desperate need of a third provider of converged services, as the company launched a DSL-based service that enables it to offer fixed Internet, phone and TV services on a nationwide basis.
AT&T and Verizon not only think that 4 Mbps is a sufficient definition for broadband, but they have told the FCC that the regulator should not look at data caps when defining whether an Internet service should be qualified as a broadband service.
SaskTel is continuing to make progress with its rural Saskatchewan broadband expansion effort, announcing that it will bring two of its basic DSL tiers to Paddockwood, Domremy and Loreburn.
Verizon's FiOS results bounced back in the second quarter, with revenues rising 14.4 percent year-over-year to $3.1 billion due to an uptick in both broadband and video subscriptions.
Birch Communications has enhanced its business services capabilities in eastern Kentucky by wrapping up its buildout and integration of 11,520 strand fiber miles.