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Lightower becomes authorized data services supplier for Rhode Island

Lightower Fiber Networks has strengthened its ties with the state and local government market by being named as an authorized vendor to the State of Rhode Island of Administration for Telecommunications Services.

Week in research: Roku rules streaming media device world; IPTV gains on cable

The number of broadband-enabled households using streaming media devices like Roku or Apple TV stands at 14 percent, double that of 2011.

Tech Valley targets Tier 2, 3 markets with its 10 Gbps service drive

Tech Valley Communications, a fiber-centric competitive provider, has introduced a new capability that will enable it to deliver 10 Gbps Ethernet and optical wavelength services in 10 days.

Sprint finds its wireline service niche in the mid-sized business market

Sprint may today be known as one of the largest wireless operators, but it is just as strong on the wireline side, where it has found a "sweet spot" in serving mid-sized businesses that have been often ignored by larger players. I spoke with Mike Fitz, vice president, wireline and solutions engineering, on what sets Sprint apart in the business services segment.

Sprint extends Ethernet reach into Spain via Interxion

Sprint is extending its Ethernet service presence deeper into Europe by establishing a new point of presence at Interxion, a carrier-neutral colocation data center provider in Madrid.

Orange, BT take top spots in the global Ethernet market, says VSG

Orange Business may be the dominant global Ethernet provider, but a new Vertical Systems Group report reveals that BT's star is rising in the global Ethernet ecosystem.

CenturyLink, Windstream dominate the ILEC Ethernet services ecosystem

This week FierceTelecom offers a new feature chronicling the performance of the top four ILECs--AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and Windstream--in the Ethernet market. Each of these incumbent players come to the market with a diverse set of services and approaches.

VSG: Business fiber gap is slowly closing

For much of the last decade, the lack of business fiber connections was often cited as an opportunity for new service providers and an embarrassment for those that had been around for a while and could have done better addressing the market.

tw telecom, Level 3 dominate the competitive Ethernet market

Competitive service providers, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest Ethernet Leaderboard, are finding their way into the hearts and minds of the business service market.

Cox, Time Warner Cable take dominant spots in cable Ethernet market, says VSG

Cable operators are becoming a bigger threat in the Ethernet service market, reports Vertical Systems Group in its year-end 2012 Leaderboard, which tracks the top five cable operators based on port share.