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Frontier stands firm on belief that regulating ILEC Ethernet access pricing could distort competition

Frontier Communications is reiterating its stance that if the FCC places new regulations on how ILECs price their Ethernet offerings it could inhibit competition and stall new investments in last mile infrastructure.

Kovacs: No case for special access reregulation

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is conducting two proceedings to examine the U.S. special access market, which is part of the business broadband market. Various competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) seek regulation of special access rates, terms, and conditions offered by the incumbents (ILECs). The ILECs argue that such regulations are not only unnecessary but would in fact distort the market for business broadband in a way that would harm its users.

Virginia taps Verizon to bring IP, SDN services via $150M communications contract

Verizon has been chosen by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) to offer services designed to enable digital initiatives for state and local government agencies as part of the state's $150 million network and communications contract.

Frontier to deepen wholesale Ethernet in East, Western regions following Verizon deal

When Frontier Communications completes its acquisition of Verizon's assets in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider will have an even larger Ethernet footprint, one which will allow Frontier to deepen its retail and wholesale customer relationships.

Comcast challenges AT&T, Verizon with multisite business division

Comcast has launched a new unit that will offer business services to large Fortune 1000 business customers in the U.S., putting them in direct competition with large telcos AT&T and Verizon.

From AT&T to Fatbeam: The top 10 (and more) biggest providers of fiber in the U.S.

Fiber availability to buildings and into other facilities such as cell towers and data centers has become a key issue as wireline operators look to fill their coffers with more enterprise and wholesale dollars. The equation is simple: Those service providers that have more building sites connected to their own network can deliver a larger set of Ethernet and cloud services and control the customer experience. So which companies are the largest providers of fiber in the United States? Here are the United States' Top 10 Fiber Providers, ranked by route miles of fiber.

FairPoint will consider M&A opportunities, CEO says

After coming off a union strike that posed several challenges for the telco, FairPoint Communications is considering its future as a telco and part of that story could include some kind of merger or acquisition with another telco or other company, CEO Paul Sunu told investors during the company's first-quarter earnings call.

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.