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FCC proposes extending copper retirement, sets IP transition protections for consumers, businesses

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has set forth an agenda that the commission plans to discuss at its August 6 open meeting designed to protect both businesses and consumers as ILECs migrate more of their networks from copper to fiber and to IP.

Windstream implements Overture's 6500 platform for multi-access Ethernet strategy

Windstream is leveraging Overture's 6500 platform as part of its multi-access Ethernet service initiative, accommodating a mix of fiber, copper, SONET and TDM across its ILEC and CLEC footprints.

TelePacific employs Overture 6500 platform for Ethernet expansion

TelePacific is enhancing its Ethernet delivery power by selecting Overture Networks' 6500 multi-service Ethernet service delivery platform.

Alpheus' Texas Ethernet footprint grows to 129,000 businesses

Alpheus Communications has enhanced its standing in the growing Ethernet over Copper (EoC) race by expanding its network presence 36 percent to serve 129,000 business locations in Southern Texas.

COMPTEL Spring 2013: Continuing coverage from Las Vegas

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)

EoC takes center stage at COMPTEL Spring 2013

Ethernet over Copper (EoC) is the talk of the town at this year's Spring COMPTEL event, and  FierceTelecom  is addressing this service trend in its latest special report. We are also on hand at the Spring COMPTEL event covering all of the relevant news and trends taking place at the show.

EoC makes a new dent in Ethernet market

Despite the allure of fiber-based Ethernet, the reality is that no service provider—even a large one—can justify bringing a fiber connection to every building in its footprint. Which providers are taking the Ethernet over Copper route in the U.S. marketplace?

MegaPath targets PBX customers with cloud-based video conferencing

MegaPath on Thursday announced it has added cloud-delivered unified communications (UC) video services to its portfolio for existing hosted PBX customers, enabling cloud-based video collaboration.

TelePacific introduces 220 Mbps EoC service

TelePacific on Wednesday announced that it is doubling its current 100 Mbps Ethernet over Copper data rates to 200 Mbps for customers it serves in its California and Nevada markets via its Enhanced Ethernet over Copper access ecosystem.

The 10 hottest wireline technologies in 2013

What are the hottest technologies in the wireline segment of the telecom industry this year? From Carrier Ethernet 2.0 to Virtual NIDs and more, FierceTelecom takes a look at the technology and trends that are reshaping telecommunications.